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Greater Khorasan: Quiz


Question 1: Numerous valuable works in ________ were written.
ShahnamehAsadi TusiFerdowsiPersian literature

Question 2: ________, the author of Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran, and Rumi, the famous Sufi poet, were also from Khorasan.
Persian literatureAsadi TusiFerdowsiFaramarz nama

Question 3: Until the devastating ________ invasion of the thirteenth century, Khorasan was considered the cultural capital of Persia.
MonguorKalmyk peopleMongolsBorjigin

Question 4: In the Middle Ages, Persian Iraq and Khorasan were the two most important parts of the territory of ________.
Bantu peoplesAzerbaijanAfghanistanGreater Iran

Question 5: These days, the adjective greater is partly used to distinguish it from Khorasan province, in modern-day ________, that forms western parts of these territories, roughly half in area [1].
Iran–Iraq WarIraqAzerbaijanIran

Question 6: Other major dynasties in Khorasan were ________ Ghaznavids Ghurids (1149-1212), Seljukids (1037-1194), Khwarezmids (1077-1231) and Timurids (1370-1506).
Safavid dynastyGreat Seljuq EmpireSamanidsGreater Iran

Question 7: Being the eastern parts of the ________ and further away from Arabia, Khorasan quarter was conquered in the later stages of Muslim invasions.
Sassanid EmpireAchaemenid EmpireRashidun CaliphateMedes

Question 8: For example Transoxiana (covered Uzbekistan and Tajikistan), ________, Khwarezm (containing Samarkand and Bukhara)
Achaemenid EmpireSeleucid EmpireGreco-Bactrian KingdomBactria

Question 9: In Sassanid era, ________ was divided into four quarters, "Xwawaran" meaning west, apAxtar meaning north, Nīmrūz meaning south and Xurasan (Khorasan) meaning east.
MedesAchaemenid EmpireSeleucid EmpireAlexander the Great

Question 10: Among them, the periods of Ghaznavids of ________ and Timurids of Herat are considered as one of the most brilliant eras of Khorasan's history.


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