The major early turning point in the rise of the Persian Empire was the
Victory over Lydia
In organizing their empire, Persian rulers relied heavily on techniques of administration from the
Which of the following lists of Persian empires is correct chronologically?
Achaemenids, Selenids, Parthians, Sasnids
The Medes and Persians were originally
from Central Asia
The founder of the Achaemenid Empire was
The greatest of the Achaemenid emperors was
The magnificent capital of the Persian Empire constructed by Darius was
administrative and taxation districts
The Persian eyes and Ears of the King
traveled throughout the empire and did surprise audits and collected intelligence reports
the classical Persian governmental approach was
to create a set of uniform rules
Which of the following empires normally displayed the greatest degree of toleration toward its subject people
The empires of Cyrus and Darius
The Persian legal code was designed to
create a set of uniform rules
The center of the Persian communications network was the
Persian Royal Road
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?
The qanats were
For his decision to allow them to return to their capital city and rebuild their temple, Darius received high praise from these people. Who were they?
The king who failed to follow the normal Persian governing policy of toleration was
Xerxes, Darius's successor and son
The battle of Marathon in 490 BCE proved to be
The empire, comprising most of the old Achaemenid state, that was taken by a general of Alexander the Great was the
The Seleucids were finally defeated in 83 BCE by the
The social structure of the Medes and Persians was originally very similar to the
Aryans in India
A religion that did not call for ascetic renunciation of the world in favor of a future heavenly existence. It considered the world as a blessing... "GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD DEEDS, GOOD WORDS"
The Gathas were
Zarathustra's own words
Zarathustra viewed the material world
As a blessing that reflected the benevolence of Ahura Mazda
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