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Question 1: Solar panels have been installed in the Towers of Silence to speed up the ________ process but this has only been partially successful.
AutopsyDecompositionDeathBurial

Question 2: This section contains information specific to the Parsi calendar. For information on the calendar used by the Zoroastrians for religious purposes, including details on its history and its variations, see ________.
Islamic calendarZoroastrian calendarIranian calendarGregorian calendar

Question 3: The 2007 film Parzania is based on the true story of a Parsi family caught in the crossfire of the 2002 ________ riots.
RajkotVadodaraAhmedabadSurat

Question 4: However, a 2004 study in which Parsi ________ (matrilineal) was compared with that of the Iranians and Gujaratis determined that Parsis are genetically closer to Gujaratis than to Iranians.
Transfer RNAMitochondrial DNAAspartate transaminaseMitochondrion

Question 5: There is a smaller concentration of adherents in ________, where the sect was founded in the last decades of the 19th century.
SuratRajkotVadodaraAhmedabad

Question 6: Parsis prominent in the Indian independence movement include Pherozeshah Mehta, Dadabhai Naoroji, and ________.
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarShyamji KrishnavarmaIndia HouseBhikaiji Cama

Question 7: Of the eight Atash-Behrams (the highest grade of ________) in India, three follow the Kadmi pronunciation and calendar, the other five are Shahenshahi.
AtarParsiZoroastrianismFire temple

Question 8: ________ to determine purity of lineage have brought mixed results.
Indigenous Amerindian geneticsHaplogroupGenealogical DNA testMitochondrial Eve

Question 9: ________ and Balochistan had once been the eastern-most territories of the Sassanid (226-651 CE) empire, which consequently maintained military outposts there.
PakistanKarachiPunjab (Pakistan)Sindh

Question 10: The 2006 film Being Cyrus is a story about a dysfunctional Parsi family of Panchgani that became the highest grossing ________ Indian movie.
English languageSouth AfricaAmerican EnglishCanada







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