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7, 8 & 9 - Ch 7 The Empires of Persia 1 The major...

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Ch. 7: The Empires of Persia 1. The major early turning point in the rise of the Persian Empire was the A. Victory of Darius at Salamis C. Victory in the Persian Wars B. Victory of Cyrus over Lydia D. Defeat of the Sasanid empire 2. The leader of the Lydians who fell to Cyrus was A. Cambyses B. Miltiades C. Astyages D. Croesus 3. In organizing their empire, Persian rulers relied heavily on techniques of administration from the A. Lydians B. Egyptians C. Romans D. Mesopotamians 4. Which of the following lists of Persian empires is correct, chronologically? A. Achaemenids, Sasanids, Seleucids, Parthians C. Sasanids, Parthians, Seleucids, Achaemenids B. Parthians, Achaemenids, Seleucids, Sasanids D. Achaemenids, Seleucids, Parthians, Sasanids 5. The Medes and Persians were originally A. Indo-European tribes B. Semitic-speaking nomads related to the Hyksos C. Later Mesopotamian petty kingdoms D. Dravidian tribes who had fled before the arrival of the Aryans in India 6. The founder of the Achaemenid Empire was A. Xerxes B. Cambyses C. Cyrus D. Darius 7. In 525 B.C.E. The Persian emperor Cambyses captured A. Lydia B. Egypt C. Northern India D. Media 8. The greatest of the Achaemenid emperors was A. Darius B. Cyrus C. Xerxes D. Cambyses 9. Pasargadae was A. The last great Persian emperor B. A nomadic tribe from the north that provided a constant threat to Persian survival C. The location of the greatest Persian military defeat D. The capital of the Persian empire before Persepolis 10. The population of the Achaemenid Empire under Darius was A. One million B. Three million C. Six million D. Thirty-five million 11. The magnificent capital of the Persian Empire constructed by Darius was A. Byzantium B. Pasargadae C. Marathon D. Persepolis 12. Satrapies were A. Mesopotamian kings C. Persian administrative units B. Egyptian administrators D. Demons of the Lydian underworld 13. The Persian "Eyes and Ears of the King" A. Was Ahura Mazda C. Was a popular expression that related to the divinity of the king B. Were satraps D. Were spies 14. Darius picked up the idea of a standardized government-issued coinage from the A. Babylonians B. Egyptians C. Lydians D. Indians 15. Which of the following empires normally displayed the greatest degree of toleration toward its subject peoples? A. Assyrian B. Greek C. Egyptian D. Achaemenid
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16. The Persian king who regularized tax levies and standardized laws was A. Cyrus B. Cambyses C. Darius D. Xerxes 17. The Persian legal code was designed to A. Codify the laws of the subject peoples C. Impose a uniform law code on the entire empire B. Abolish the laws of individual lands D. Terrify the subject tribes of the empire into submission 18. The center of the Persian communications network was A. The Royal Road B. The qanats C. The Emperor's Trail D. The use of Assyrian mercenary spies 19. Who used the words, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," to describe the Persian courier service? A.
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