Ancient History: Greece : Egypt and the former Persian Empire States

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Egypt And The Former Persian Empire States

Hellenistic rule over the former Persian Empire was overthrown by the rise of the __________.

Possible Answers:

Roman Empire

Neo-Babylonian Empire

Parthian Empire

Sassanid Empire

Seljuk Turks

Correct answer:

Parthian Empire

Explanation:

Hellenistic rule over the former Persian Empire began in the late fourth century BCE, with the successful conquests of Alexander the Great. However, Hellenistic rule over Persia did not last long. The Parthian Empire (who would become longtime rivals to the Roman Empire) emerged and overthrew the Hellenistic rulers of Persia in the third century BCE.

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