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Cyrus II of Persia Quiz

(This quiz about Cyrus II of Persia (Iran) aka Cyrus the Elder and Cyrus the Great who lived in 6th century BC.)

1) Which empire was founded by Cyrus?
a) Assyrian
b) Achaemenid
c) Abyssinian
d) Greek

2) Which kingdom was inherited by Cyrus?
a) Anshan
b) Anatolia
c) Thrace
d) Crete

3) Which two Iranian tribes were united by Cyrus?
a) Medes and Persians
b) Scythians and Bactrians
c) Bedouins and Moors
d) Mongols and Tibetans

4) Which kingdom was ruled by Croesus whom Cyrus defeated?
a) Greece
b) Lydia
c) Egypt
d) Arabia

5) When did Cyrus annex Babylonia?
a) 580 BC
b) 539 BC
c) 518 BC
d) 480 BC

6) Who ruled Babylonia when Cyrus annexed it?
a) Sennacherib
b) Nabonidus
c) Nebuchadnazzer
d) Amasis II

7) How has Cyrus Cylinder been hailed?
a) World’s first universal declaration of human rights
b) Most beautiful cylinder
c) Longest cylinder
d) Smallest cylinder

8) Who were allowed by Cyrus to return to Palestine from Babylon?
a) Copts
b) Jews
c) Berbers
d) Vandals

9) Where is the tomb of Cyrus?
a) Baghdad
b) Teheran
c) Pasaragade
d) Qom

10) Which of the following books of Bible mentions Cyrus?
a) Exodus
b) Judges
c) Isaiah
d) Ruth

Cyrus Quiz Answers

1) Which empire was founded by Cyrus?
b) Achaemenid

2) Which kingdom was inherited by Cyrus?
a) Anshan

3) Which two Iranian tribes were united by Cyrus?
a) Medes and Persians

4) Which kingdom was ruled by Croesus whom Cyrus defeated?
b) Lydia

5) When did Cyrus annex Babylonia?
b) 539 BC

6) Who ruled Babylonia when Cyrus annexed it?
b) Nabonidus

7) How has Cyrus Cylinder been hailed?
a) World’s first universal declaration of human rights

8) Who were allowed by Cyrus to return to Palestine from Babylon?
b) Jews

9) Where is the tomb of Cyrus?
c) Pasaragade

10) Which of the following books of Bible mentions Cyrus?
c) Isaiah

Updated: January 16, 2017 — 11:21 pm

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