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Question 1: The other prophets included Seth, Noah, ________, Shem, Nikotheos, Enoch, Zoroaster, Buddha and Jesus.

Question 2: Shapur was not converted to Manichaeanism and remained ________.

Question 3: Such medieval accounts as were known, are either legendary or hagiographical, such as the account in Fihrist by Ibn al-Nadim, purportedly by ________, or anti-Manichaean polemics, such as the 4th century Acta Archelai.
Al-KindiAlhazenAbu Rayhan BiruniNasir al-Din al-Tusi

Question 4: Mani was born in or near Seleucia-Ctesiphon in Asuristan (Assyria), at the time still part of the ________.
Parthian EmpireSassanid EmpireIlkhanateSeleucid Empire

Question 5: It is based on a rigid ________ of good and evil, locked in eternal struggle.
MonismRené DescartesBaruch SpinozaDualism

Question 6: Mani claimed to be the Paraclete promised in the ________, the Last Prophet or Seal of the Prophets.
JesusBiblical canonNew TestamentGospel

Question 7: AD 216–276) was the founder of Manichaeism, a gnostic religion of ________ which was once widespread but is now extinct.
Byzantine EmpireLate AntiquityRoman EmpireEarly Middle Ages

Question 8: to the Sakhas in modern-day Afghanistan), where he was probably influenced by ________.
Greco-BuddhismBuddhist artMenander IGreco-Buddhist art

Question 9: Returning in 242, he joined the court of ________, to whom he dedicated his only work written in Persian, known as the Shabuhragan.
Sassanid EmpireArdashir IIranShapur I

Question 10: He died in ________, under the Sassanid Empire.
GundeshapurSusaAbadan, IranDezful


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