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Question 1: In a perfectly ________ alphabet, the phonemes and letters would correspond perfectly in two directions: a writer could predict the spelling of a word given its pronunciation, and a speaker could predict the pronunciation of a word given its spelling.
Irish phonologyEnglish phonologyInternational Phonetic AlphabetPhonology

Question 2: The Cumae form of the Greek alphabet was carried over by Greek colonists from ________ to the Italian peninsula, where it gave rise to a variety of alphabets used to inscribe the Italic languages.

Question 3: The Proto-Sinatic or Proto-Canaanite script eventually developed into the Proto-Canaanite alphabet, which in turn was refined into the ________.
Phoenician alphabetLatin alphabetGreek alphabetArabic alphabet

Question 4: For English, this is partly because the ________ occurred after the orthography was established, and because English has acquired a large number of loanwords at different times, retaining their original spelling at varying levels.
Great Vowel ShiftMiddle EnglishOld EnglishOld Norse

Question 5: The history of the alphabet started in ________.
New KingdomPtolemaic KingdomAncient EgyptAlexander the Great

Question 6: This organization is used in Southeast Asia, Tibet, Korean ________, and even Japanese kana, which is not an alphabet.
Brāhmī scriptHangulHebrew alphabetArabic alphabet

Question 7: [1] Alpha and beta in turn came from the first two letters of the ________, and meant ox and house respectively.
Latin alphabetArabic alphabetGreek alphabetPhoenician alphabet

Question 8: These glyphs were used as pronunciation guides for ________, to write grammatical inflections, and, later, to transcribe loan words and foreign names.
Chinese characterKanjiLogogramWriting system

Question 9: There are many written entities which do not form part of the alphabet, including numerals, ________, and punctuation.
Vector spaceMathematicsGroup (mathematics)Table of mathematical symbols

Question 10: [12] The South Arabian alphabet, a sister script to the Phoenician alphabet, is the script from which the Ge'ez alphabet (an ________) is descended.
DevanagariBrāhmī scriptAbugidaMalayalam script

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