Kings
Persian Spirituality
Ruling an Empire
Persian Geography
Other Empires of the Fertile Crescent
100
This ruler of Persia, who was in power from 550-530, was considered a military and political genius.
Who is Cyrus?
100
This religion developed in the Persian Empire.
What is Zoroastrianism?
100
The Persians practiced this when they allowed the peoples they conquered to practice their religion.
What is religious tolerance?
100
The center of the Persian Empire was in this present day country.
What is Iran?
100
This cruel empire conquered many other people groups because of an organized army and state of the art weapons.
Who are the Assyrians?
200
This son of Darius fought against the Greeks in the Persian Wars.
Who is Xerxes?
200
Also known as Zarathustra, he was the Persian prophet who developed the teachings of Zoroastrianism.
Who is Zoroaster?
200
Cyrus established this type of government with complex division of responsibility between government workers.
What is a bureaucracy?
200
The Persian population was partially made up of these people who migrated from central Europe in around 1000 B.C.
Who are the Indo-Europeans?
200
This empire of the upper Nile conquered and ruled the entire Nile River Valley in about 751 B.C., but they were overcome by the Assyrians.
What is Nubia?
300
This great king of Persia was a former member of the Immortals.
Who is Darius?
300
Because of Zoroastrianism's teachings about heaven, hell and a final judgement, it is similar to these three monotheistic religions.
What are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?
300
This development under Darius was used to unite Persia for trade and travel.
What is the Royal Road?
300
Persia extended its western boundary to this large peninsula south of the Black Sea.
What is Anatolia, or Asia Minor?
300
The Egyptians developed this system of writing for record keeping.
What is Hieroglyphics?
400
This Persian king conquered the Egyptian civilization, but angered his new subjects by desecrating their temples.
Who is Cambyses?
400
Zoroastrianism is a dualistic religion because of its teachings about these opposing forces.
What are forces of good and evil?
400
Darius appointed these governors of each of the 20 provinces in the Persian Empire.
What are satraps?
400
The land of Persia itself contributed to the success of the empire because it was good for farming and also had an abundance of these.
What are precious minerals?
400
This is a type of rule based on religious authority.
What is a theocracy?
500
Some of this Persian king's exploits are mentioned in the Bible because he allowed the exiled Jews to return to their homeland.
Who is Cyrus?
500
This is the ultimate creator god of Zoroastrianism.
Who is Ahura Mazda?
500
Because of this economic feature of the Persian Empire, trade became more convenient.
What is a metal coin system?
500
The Persian Empire extended to the east all the way to this river valley.
What is the Indus?
500
This belief led pharaohs of the Old Kingdom to build massive pyramids to be used as their burial chambers.
What is belief in life after death?
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