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Question 1: These tablets shed much light on Egyptian relations with Babylonia, ________, the Mitanni, the Hittites, Syria, Canaan, and Alashiya (Cyprus).
AssyriaNeo-Assyrian EmpireAkkadian EmpireSumer

Question 2: The Amarna letters (sometimes "Amarna correspondence" or "Amarna tablets") are an archive of correspondence on clay tablets, mostly diplomatic, between the Egyptian administration and its representatives in ________ and Amurru during the New Kingdom.
CanaanPalestinian territoriesAncient historyQatna

Question 3: William L. Moran summarizes the state of the ________ of these tablets as follows:
Gregorian calendarJulian calendarCalendarChronology

Question 4: This article incorporates text from the public-domain ________ of 1913.
Catholic ChurchPope John Paul IIUnited StatesCatholic Encyclopedia

Question 5: The first archaeologist who successfully recovered more tablets was ________ in 1891–92, who found 21 fragments.
EgyptAmelia EdwardsFlinders PetrieBritish Museum

Question 6: The letters were found in Upper Egypt at Amarna, the modern name for the Egyptian capital of Akhetaten, founded by pharaoh ________ (1350s – 1330s BC) during the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt.
TutankhamunNefertitiAkhenatenAmenhotep III

Question 7: The full archive, which includes correspondence from the preceding reign of ________ as well, contained over three hundred diplomatic letters; the remainder are a miscellany of literary or educational materials.
Amenhotep IIITutankhamunAkhenatenNefertiti

Question 8: Émile Chassinat, then director of the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in ________, acquired two more tablets in 1903.

Question 9: The Amarna letters are unusual in Egyptological research, being mostly written in Akkadian cuneiform, the writing system of ancient ________ rather than ancient Egypt.
MesopotamiaAkkadian EmpireBabyloniaSumer

Question 10: Here was also found the first mention of a Near Eastern group known as the ________, whose possible connection with the Hebrews remains debated.
Amarna lettersMitanniCanaanHabiru


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