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Question 1: Although older (roughly early first millennium BCE, see ________), Zoroastrianism only enters recorded history in the mid-5th century BCE.
VishtaspaAvestaZoroasterAsha

Question 2: [19][20] On the other hand, Zoroastrianism itself inherited ideas from other belief systems and, like other "practiced" religions, accommodates some degree of ________.
ChristianitySyncretismJesusGnosticism

Question 3: There is some interest among Iranians, as well as people in various Central Asian countries such as ________ and Uzbekistan, in their ancient Zoroastrian heritage; some people in these countries take notice of their Zoroastrian past.
KazakhstanPakistanTajikistanAzerbaijan

Question 4: ________ (see also Balkh) which is in Northern Afghanistan, Sogdiana, Margiana and other areas close to Zoroaster's homeland.
Greco-Bactrian KingdomSeleucid EmpireAchaemenid EmpireBactria

Question 5: The March 2001 draft edition of the ________ also records an alternate form, Mazdeism, perhaps derived from the French Mazdéisme, which first appeared in 1871.
United KingdomJames Murray (lexicographer)Oxford English DictionaryDictionary

Question 6: There is one universal and transcendental God, ________, the one uncreated Creator to whom all worship is ultimately directed.
AmeretatAhura MazdaHaurvatatMithra

Question 7: Daena has been used to mean religion, faith, law, even as a translation for the Hindu and Buddhist term ________, often interpreted as "duty" but can also mean social order, right conduct, or virtue.
AfterlifeMonotheismSoulDharma

Question 8: Anglo America is thought to be home to 18,000–25,000 Zoroastrians of both ________ and Iranian background.
IndiaBrāhmī scriptPunjabi languageSouth Asia

Question 9: The ________ is the collection of the sacred texts of Zoroastrianism.
GathasYasnaAvestaVendidad

Question 10: Almost nothing is known of the status of Zoroastrianism under the Seleucids and Parthians who ruled over Persia following ________'s invasion in 330 BCE.
Seleucid EmpireAlexander the GreatPtolemaic KingdomMacedonia (ancient kingdom)
















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