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Question 1: The epics of ________ were originally sung with instrumental accompaniment, but no notated melodies from Homer are known.
Ancient GreeceTroyClassical antiquityHomer

Question 2: Harps are shown in murals from the time Ramesses III of ________, about 1200 BCE.
SyriaMoroccoEgyptCyprus

Question 3: The history of the ________, an ancient Chinese musical instrument, is a long one.
PipaRuanGuqinGuqin history

Question 4: At his capital at ________ is a bas-relief showing the fall of the Judean city of Lachish.
NimrudAssyriaNinevehBabylon

Question 5: It was written at an uncertain date in classical ________ (between 200 BC and 200 AD).
IndiaLok SabhaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 6: In 1929 Leonard Woolley discovered pieces of four harps while excavating in the ruins of the ancient city of Ur located in what was ________ and is contemporary Iraq.
MesopotamiaSumerAkkadian EmpireBabylonia

Question 7: Much is known about the theories of ________ and Aristoxenus (some of it from Greek sources and some through the writings of later Roman authors), and there exist about 40 deciphered examples of Greek musical notation.
PythagorasThalesDemocritusAnaxagoras

Question 8: The most authoritative commentary on the Natya Shastra is Abhinavabharati by ________.
TantraKaulaAbhinavaguptaKashmir

Question 9: During the ________, that famous "Persian Empire," it was stated by Herodotus that music played an important role, especially in court.
Sassanid EmpireMedesAlexander the GreatAchaemenid Empire

Question 10: Musical instruments, such as the seven-holed flute and various types of stringed instruments have been recovered from the ________ archaeological sites.
Bronze AgeIndus Valley CivilizationAncient Near EastIndo-Aryan migration
















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