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Question 1: They retained a degree of independence until conquered (circa 101 BC) by ________.
Seleucid EmpireAttalus IAlexander the GreatMithridates VI of Pontus

Question 2: This power, celebrated in Greek mythology as the destination of the ________, the home of Medea and the special domain of sorcery, was known to Urartians as Qulha (aka Kolkha, or Kilkhi).

Question 3: Under Polemon I, the son and successor of Pharnaces II, Colchis was part of the Pontus and the ________.
Bosporan KingdomPhanagoriaDynamis (Bosporan queen)Crimea

Question 4: Goths, dwelling in the ________ and looking for new homes, raided Colchis in 253, but were repulsed with the help of the Roman garrison of Pitsunda.
GagauziaNakhchivanCrimeaSouth Ossetia

Question 5: The Hellenistic, local ________ and Mithraic religious beliefs would however remain widespread until the 4th century.
PolytheismPrehistoric religionChristianity and PaganismPaganism

Question 6: Overrun by the Cimmerians and Scythians in the 730s-720s BC, the kingdom disintegrated and came under the Achaemenid Persian Empire towards the mid-________.
6th century BC5th century BC7th century BC8th century BC

Question 7: The eastern Black Sea region in antiquity was home to the well-developed bronze culture known as the Colchian culture, related to the neighbouring Koban culture, that emerged towards the Middle ________.
Bronze Age BritainAncient Near EastBronze AgeDeverel-Rimbury culture

Question 8: Akes (Basileus Aku) (end of the ________), king of Colchis; his name is found on a coin issued by him.
3rd century BC4th century BC6th century BC5th century BC

Question 9: The Colchian Late ________ (15th to 8th Century BC) saw the development of significant skill in the smelting and casting of metals that began long before this skill was mastered in Europe.
Bronze AgeBronze Age BritainAncient Near EastDeverel-Rimbury culture

Question 10: Mithradates Chrestus (fl 83 BC), under the authority of ________.


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