Iran factsAsia quiz
Which of these people were the "man of the year" of Time magazine? All mentioned.
Person of the Year is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year". Adolf Hitler was elected in 1938, and Stalin twice: in 1939 and in 1942.
What is the capital city of Iran? Tehran.
From the 1920s to 1930s, the city was essentially rebuilt from scratch, under the rule of Reza Shah Pahlavi. In an attempt to modernize the city, many historic buildings, fortifications and gardens were demolished, and modern buildings in pre-Islamic Iranian style (such as National Bank) were built in their place.
A fire temple is the place of worship for what religion? Zoroastrianism.
In Zoroastrianism, water (apo, aban) and fire (atar, azar) are agents of ritual purity, and the associated purification ceremonies are considered the basis of ritual life. Both water and fire are considered life-sustaining, and are represented within the precinct of a fire temple.
The Persian Greyhound is also known as... Saluki.
The Saluki is among the oldest dog breeds originally bred in the Fertile Crescent. Historically, Salukis were used for hunting by nomadic tribes of Persia. Typical quarry included the gazelle, hare, fox and jackal. Breeding in the West did not start until the 19th century.
What is this type of building called? Kiosk.
A kiosk (from Turkish köşk) is an open summer-house or pavilion usually having its roof supported by pillars with screened or totally open walls. As a building type, it was first introduced by the Seljuks as a small building attached to the main mosque, which consisted of a domed hall with open arched sides.