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Do you love Persian history? You would be familiar with the life and times of Cyrus the Great if you do. He was the first and the most successful ruler of the Achaemenid Empire. By deploying specific strategies, he was able to acquire territories and increase his influence in both Western and Central Asia. Try this simple quiz about him.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who preceded Cyrus the Great as the King of Media? 

    • A.

      Nabonidus 

    • B.

      Sharmeritus

    • C.

      Astyages

    • D.

      Teusez

    Correct Answer
    C. Astyages
    Explanation
    Astyages preceded Cyrus the Great as the King of Media.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these empires was the first he conquered? 

    • A.

      Lydian Empire 

    • B.

      Median Empire 

    • C.

      Babylonian Empire 

    • D.

      Astyages Empire 

    Correct Answer
    B. Median Empire 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Median Empire. The question asks which empire was the first one that he conquered. Since the other empires listed (Lydian Empire, Babylonian Empire, and Astyages Empire) are not mentioned in the question, we can assume that the conqueror referred to in the question is associated with the Median Empire. Therefore, the Median Empire is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these was not changed during his time? 

    • A.

      Human rights 

    • B.

      Marriage tradition 

    • C.

      Military strategy 

    • D.

      Politics 

    Correct Answer
    B. Marriage tradition 
    Explanation
    During his time, human rights, military strategy, and politics were all subject to change. However, marriage tradition remained unchanged. This suggests that while societal norms and structures may have evolved, the institution of marriage remained relatively consistent.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is his declaration of human rights? 

    • A.

      Cyrus Thunder 

    • B.

      Cyrus Cylinder 

    • C.

      Cyrus Will

    • D.

      Cyrus Rights 

    Correct Answer
    B. Cyrus Cylinder 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cyrus Cylinder. The Cyrus Cylinder is an ancient clay cylinder that contains Cyrus the Great's declaration of human rights. It is considered one of the earliest known declarations of human rights in history. The cylinder was created in the 6th century BCE and is currently housed in the British Museum. It is significant because it promotes religious tolerance, freedom of worship, and the liberation of slaves, among other principles.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of his wife? 

    • A.

      Astyages

    • B.

      Cassandae 

    • C.

      Medianes 

    • D.

      Anshan

    Correct Answer
    B. Cassandae 
  • 6. 

    How long did he mourn Cassandae? 

    • A.

      6 days 

    • B.

      7 days 

    • C.

      9 days 

    • D.

      3 months 

    Correct Answer
    A. 6 days 
    Explanation
    He mourned Cassandae for 6 days.

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  • 7. 

    How many children did he have with Cassandane? 

    • A.

      5 children 

    • B.

      7 children 

    • C.

      2 children 

    • D.

      9 children 

    Correct Answer
    A. 5 children 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5 children. This means that he had 5 children with Cassandane.

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  • 8. 

    How long did his reign as the King of Lydia last? 

    • A.

      9 years 

    • B.

      17 years 

    • C.

      19 years 

    • D.

      21 years 

    Correct Answer
    B. 17 years 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 17 years. This means that the person in question, who was the King of Lydia, ruled for a period of 17 years.

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  • 9. 

    When did he become the King of Persia? 

    • A.

      33 years 

    • B.

      24 years 

    • C.

      30 years 

    • D.

      21 years 

    Correct Answer
    C. 30 years 
  • 10. 

    Which of these rulers was his father? 

    • A.

      Turiteas II

    • B.

      Mandane II

    • C.

      Cambyses I

    • D.

      Cambyses II

    Correct Answer
    A. Turiteas II

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