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Alexander's Burning of Persepolis Quiz

In 330 B.C. the Macedonian Leader Destroyed the Palaces at Persepolis. What Do You Know About it?

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1. Which of the main ancient historians of Alexander did not mention the courtesan Thais as involved in the burning?
Arrian
Diodorus Siculus
Plutarch
Quintus Rufus

2. Which Macedonian is specifically mentioned as having advised Alexander against the burning?
Cleitus
Hephaestion
Parmenion
Ptolemy

3. Towards the end of which battle did Darius III flee?
Granicus
Guagamela
Hydaspes
Issus

4. Which were listed as having been used to carry off the wealth of Persepolis?
backs of slaves
camels and mules
horses and chariots
ships

5. Who killed Darius III?
Alexander the Great
His cousin Bessus
His Greek general Memnon
The satrap Abuleutes (Abulites)

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