Statistics for History of Iran Quiz

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  • The average score is 12 of 20

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Question Answer % Correct
What Greek ruler conquered Persia?{Alexander} the Great
96%
What country did Iran fight a war against in the 1980s?Iraq
88%
What country's embassy did Iran invade in 1979, taking 52 hostages?United States
85%
What branch of mathematics is Persian scholar Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
considered the "father" of?
Algebra
76%
What was the title of the Iranian ruler who was overthrown in 1979?Shah
73%
What was the religious title of the above?Ayatollah
72%
What Mesopotamian capital did that ruler conquer in 539 BC?Babylon
71%
What group of people invaded the Iranian plateau in 1219, eventually
reducing the population by 75%?
The Mongols
68%
What modern-day country did that ruler invade in the 480s BC with an army
reported to be 1 million strong?
Greece
67%
What cleric was made Supreme Leader after the 1979 revolution?Ruhollah Khomeini
66%
Who was the successor of the above, appearing in the Bible under the name Ahasuerus?{Xerxes} the Great
62%
What prophet was born on the Iranian plateau between 1000 and 1500 BC, founding a
religion that is still practiced today?
Zoroaster
57%
Who founded the Achaemenid Persian empire in the 500s BC?{Cyrus} the Great
54%
What British writer did that leader threaten with a death edict in 1989?Salman Rushdie
53%
What universalist religion was founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 1863?{Bahá'í} Faith
47%
Who ruled the Persian empire at its greatest extent around 500 BC, when it
ruled over more than 40% of the world's population?
{Darius} the Great
46%
What military force, established in 1979, do some people consider to be the
most powerful institution in the country?
{Revolutionary}
Guards
40%
What was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire?
(also the name of a 2007 animated movie)
Persepolis
33%
What name was given to that army's elite group of 10,000 soldiers?The Immortals
31%
What Persian empire, rivals of ancient Rome, were famous for firing arrows
backwards while retreating on horseback?
Parthian Empire
21%

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