Iranian History A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the history of Iran.
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A
Greek ruler who conquered Persia
Alexander the Great
B
Universalist religion that was founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 1863
Bahá'í Faith
C
King who founded the Achaemenid Persian empire in the 500s BC
Cyrus the Great
D
Ruled the Persian empire at its greatest extent around 500 BC
Darius the Great
E
Ancient civilization in southwestern Iran that existed between 3300 – 539 BC
Elam
F
Region where settled farming first emerged - it included southwestern Iran
Fertile Crescent
G
Modern-day country that was invaded by the Persian Empire in the 480s BC with
an army reported to be 1 million strong
Greece
H
German philosopher who called the Persians the "first Historical People"
Georg Wilhelm
Friedrich Hegel
I
Country Iran fought a bloody war against in the 1980s
Iraq
J
Group C freed from their captivity in Babylonia, and helped them rebuild their land
Jews
K
Shia cleric who was made Supreme Leader after the 1979 revolution
Ruhollah Khomeini
L
Spartan war general who was killed at the Battle of Thermopylae against Persia
Leonidas
M
Group of people who invaded the Iranian plateau in 1219, eventually
reducing the population by 75%
The Mongols
N
Type of weapon Iran reached a deal for in 2015
Nuclear Weapon
O
Arch-rival of the Persians for centuries since the 16th century
Ottoman Empire
P
Ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire
Persepolis
Q
City that is a significant destination of Islamic pilgrimage since the 800s
Qom
R
British writer K threatened with a death edict in 1989
Salman Rushdie
S
Last non-Islamic Persian empire that was conquered by the Muslims
Sasanian Empire
T
Conqueror of the 1300s who killed 5% of the world's population; he was described
as "the product of an Islamized and Iranized society"
Timur
U
Country whose embassy Iran invaded in 1979, taking 52 hostages
United States
V
Title of a prime minister who was under the political authority of the Shah
Vazir-e Azam
W
Iran has won most of its Olympic medals at this sport
Wrestling
X
"Great" king who appears in the Bible under the name Ahasuerus
Xerxes the Great
Y
King of S during the Muslim conquest of Persia
Yazdegerd III
Z
Prophet who founded a religion that is still practiced today by a small number
Zoroaster
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