• 1. 
    What major empire did Cyrus the Great found?

  • Egyptian Empire
  • Sumerian Empire
  • Persian Empire
  • Babylonian Empire
  • 2. 
    According to legend, what did the grandfather of Cyrus the Great have done to Cyrus while he was a baby?

  • He left Cyrus in a river to die
  • He had young Cyrus crowned king
  • He left Cyrus in the mountains to die
  • He put Cyrus into a den of lions
  • 3. 
    What empire did Cyrus overthrow in order to establish the Persian Empire?

  • Median Empire
  • Akkadian Empire
  • Egyptian Empire
  • Sumerian Empire
  • 4. 
    True or False: At its peak, the Persian Empire under Cyrus the Great was the largest empire in the world up to that point in history.

  • TRUE
  • 5. 
    Cyrus the Great saw himself as a ________ of the people.

  • Liberator
  • Conqueror
  • Subjugator
  • Vanquisher
  • 6. 
    True or False: Cyrus the Great insisted that the people he conquered follow the Persian religion and worship the Persian gods.

  • TRUE
  • 7. 
    Cyrus the Great let this group of people return to their homeland after being exiled in Babylon.

  • Sumerians
  • Medians
  • Egyptians
  • Jewish people
  • 8. 
    Who were the 'Immortals'?

  • A elite group of soldiers the Persian army
  • The priests under the rule of Cyrus the Great
  • The most powerful of the Persian gods
  • A group of leaders who advised Cyrus the Great
  • 9. 
    The capital city of Persia during Cyrus' time was located in what modern-day country?

  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • 10. 
    True or False: Cyrus the Great developed a postal system in order to quickly send messages around his large empire.

  • TRUE
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