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Question 1: At the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BCE between the forces of Darius III and those of ________, one such Parthian unit was commanded by Phrataphernes, who was at the time Achaemenid governor of Parthia.
Seleucid EmpireAlexander the GreatPtolemaic KingdomMacedonia (ancient kingdom)

Question 2: Following the death of Alexander, in the ________ in 323 BCE, Parthia became a Seleucid governate under Nicanor.
Seleucus I NicatorAntigonus I MonophthalmusPartition of BabylonPartition of Triparadisus

Question 3: From their base in Parthia, the Arsacid dynasts eventually extended their dominion to include most of ________.
Greater IranBantu peoplesAzerbaijanAfghanistan

Question 4: Under ________ rule, Parthia was folded into a newly formed province, Khorasan, and henceforth ceased to exist as a political entity.
Sassanid EmpireAchaemenid EmpireRashidun CaliphateMedes

Question 5: Parthia is a region of north-eastern ________, best known for having been the political and cultural base of the Arsacid dynasty, rulers of the Parthian Empire.
Iran–Iraq WarIraqAzerbaijanIran

Question 6: Some of the Parthian nobility continued to resist Sassanid dominion for some time, but most switched their allegiance to the ________ very early.
Achaemenid EmpireRashidun CaliphateMedesSassanid Empire

Question 7: It was bordered by the Kopet Dag mountain range in the north (today the border between Iran and ________) and the Dasht-e-Kavir desert in the south.

Question 8: The first indigenous Iranian mention of Parthia is in the ________ of Darius I, where Parthia is listed (in the typical Iranian clockwise order) among the governates in the vicinity of Drangiana.
KermanshahKermanshah ProvinceBehistun InscriptionTaq-e Bostan

Question 9: Significant trade first occurs with the establishment of the ________ in 114 BCE, when Hecatompylos became an important junction.
Han DynastyTang DynastySilk RoadSino-Roman relations

Question 10: In Parthia itself, attested use of written Parthian is limited to the nearly 3,000 ________ found (in what seems to have been a wine storage) at Nisa, in present-day Turkmenistan.
SamariaOstraconLachishBiblical archaeology


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