Ancient History: Egypt : Persian Dominance

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Persian Dominance

The reign of this Persian Emperor saw a successful Egyptian rebellion against Persian authority.

Possible Answers:

Darius

Periander

Lysander

Xerxes

Cyrus the Great

Correct answer:

Xerxes

Explanation:

During the reign of the powerful Persian Emperor Darius I, Egypt was administered according to the Persian tradition of respecting and accommodating local religions and cultures; however, during the later rule of Xerxes, Egypt was ruled with an iron fist, and Egyptian traditions, customs, and local institutions were suppressed. This led to a successful uprising which freed Egypt of Persian control for half a century.

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