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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

Originally posted 2017-01-16 23:21:16.

Alexander the Great Quiz

(This quiz about Alexander III of Macedon (Macedonia) aka Alexander the Great who lived in 4th century BC.)

Alexander Quiz Questions

1) Who of the following philosophers taught Alexander?
a) Aristotle
b) Plato
c) Socrates
d) Heraclitus

2) What was Bucephalus?
a) Alexander’s cat
b) Alexander’s dog
c) Alexander’s horse
d) Alexander’s parrot

3) How old was Alexander when he became king?
a) 10 years
b) 15 years
c) 20 years
d) 40 years

4) Whose house was spared by Alexander when he destroyed Thebes?
a) Archimedes
b) Homer
c) Pindar
d) Euclid

5) Which knot was cut by Alexander?
a) Celtic Knot
b) Constrictor Knot
c) Gordian Knot
d) Sailing Knot

6) Which city was captured after seven month siege?
a) Athens
b) Sidon
c) Jerusalem
d) Tyre

7) Where did Alexander defeat Darius III for the third time?
a) Cairo
b) Antioch
c) Gaugamela
d) Luxor

8) Who was killed by Alexander in a drunken brawl?
a) Antigonus
b) Seleucus
c) Cleitus
d) Philotas

9) Who of the following kings sided with Alexander against Porus?
a) Chandhragupta Maurya
b) Dhanananda
c) Bimbasara
d) Ambhi

10) Why Alexander’s son Alexander IV did not succeed him?
a) He died before Alexander’s death.
b) He did not want to become king.
c) He was disinherited.
d) He was born after Alexander’s death.

Alexander Quiz Questions with Answers

1) Who of the following philosophers taught Alexander?
a) Aristotle

2) What was Bucephalus?
c) Alexander’s horse

3) How old was Alexander when he became king?
c) 20 years

4) Whose house was spared by Alexander when he destroyed Thebes?
c) Pindar

5) Which knot was cut by Alexander?
c) Gordian Knot

6) Which city was captured after seven month siege?
d) Tyre

7) Where did Alexander defeat Darius III for the third time?
c) Gaugamela

8) Who was killed by Alexander in a drunken brawl?
c) Cleitus

9) Who of the following kings sided with Alexander against Porus?
d) Ambhi

10) Why Alexander’s son Alexander IV did not succeed him?
d) He was born after Alexander’s death.

Originally posted 2016-11-24 03:39:42.

William IV Quiz

1) When did William IV become the King of UK?
a) 12 January 1820
b) 26 June 1830
c) 5 July 1826
d) 3 November 1832

2) When was William IV born?
a) 12 February 1760
b) 14 May 1750
c) 21 August 1765
d) 11 November 1768

3) Where was William IV born?
a) Bristol
b) Dublin
c) London
d) Edinburgh

4) When was William IV crowned?
a) 31 March 1840
b) 22 April 1832
c) 8 September 1831
d) 21 December 1846

5) Which of the following kingdoms was ruled by William IV?
a) Naples
b) Denmark
c) Sweden
d) Hanover

6) Which Act passed in 1832 allowed more people to vote?
a) Succession Act
b) Conscription Act
c) Reform Act
d) Coal Act

7) Which Tory was appointed Prime Minister by William IV in 1834?
a) John Russell
b) Henry Brougham
c) Edward Heath
d) Robert Peel

8) What happened to two legitimate daughters of William IV?
a) They succeeded him to the throne.
b) One succeeded. One did not succeed.
c) Both died before him.
d) Their husbands succeeded to the throne.

9) When did William IV die?
a) 9 January 1873
b) 20 June 1837
c) 21 August 1874
d) 19 October 1876

10) Where did William IV die?
a) Yorkshire
b) Hampshire
c) Berkshire
d) New York

William IV Quiz Questions with Answers

1) When did William IV become the King of UK?
b) 26 June 1830

2) When was William IV born?
c) 21 August 1765

3) Where was William IV born?
c) London

4) When was William IV crowned?
c) 8 September 1831

5) Which of the following kingdoms was ruled by William IV?
d) Hanover

6) Which Act passed in 1832 allowed more people to vote?
c) Reform Act

7) Which Tory was appointed Prime Minister by William IV in 1834?
d) Robert Peel

8) What happened to two legitimate daughters of William IV?
c) Both died before him.

9) When did William IV die?
b) 20 June 1837

10) Where did William IV die?
c) Berkshire

Originally posted 2016-07-01 21:58:13.