Statistics for The Persian Empire

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  • The average score is 12 of 20

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What Greek ruler conquered Persia in the 336 BC and ended the empire?{Alexander} the Great
92%
Who founded the First Persian empire in the 500s BC?{Cyrus} the Great
85%
What Mesopotamian capital or empire did that ruler conquer in 539 BC?Babylon
84%
What modern-day country did that ruler invade in the 480s BC with an army
reported to be 1 million strong?
Greece
84%
Who ruled the Persian empire at its greatest extent around 500 BC, when it
ruled over more than 40% of the world's population?
{Darius} the Great
79%
What group of people did he free from captivity in that empire, and helped
them rebuild their land?
Jews
79%
Who was that ruler's successor, appearing in the Bible under the name Ahasuerus?{Xerxes} the Great
78%
What major modern-day country was invaded by Cambyses II in 525 BC?Egypt
70%
What river separated Persian territory from India?Indus
70%
The religion founded by the above was world's first to believe in one god.
What word describes such religions now?
Monotheism
70%
At what battle did 300 Spartans, with Leonidas as their warrior king, die?Battle of {Thermopylae}
68%
What prophet founded the state religion of the Persian Empire?Zoroaster
66%
What was the capital of the Persian Empire?Persepolis
61%
What dynasty was founded by the above, which ruled the First Persian Empire?Achaemenid dynasty
58%
What name was given to that army's elite group of 10,000 soldiers?The Immortals
51%
What title, "shahan shah" in Middle Persian, was used by the Persian kings?King of Kings
45%
What empire did he revolt against for founding the Persian Empire?Median Empire
35%
The clay "cylinder" of that king is considered to be the world's oldest charter of what?
(The United Nations have one of these)
Human Rights
34%
What language became the lingua franca of the Persian Empire,
following the conquest of Mesopotamia?
Old Aramaic
22%
What ancient highway connected the cities of Susa and Sardis to each other?{Royal} Road
18%

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