Explanation: This question is asking about aspects of religion as described in the passage. The passage is Kerdir’s account of his career, focusing on his attempts to spread his brand of Zoroastrianism at the expense of other faiths in Persia. Eliminate answer choices that do not mention something along the lines of converting people. Choice (A) is exactly that, so keep it. Choice (B) is the opposite, as it discusses syncretism, which refers to the merging of different cultures, religions, or schools of thought; eliminate (B). Choice (C) discusses a lack of religion, which also does not go along with the passage, so eliminate it. Choice (D), which discusses empires using divine will to justify their rule, is historically correct but not supported by the text, so eliminate it. The correct answer is (A).