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Aramaeans: Quiz


Question 1: As early as the 8th century BC, Aramaic language and writing competed with the East Semitic ________ and script (cuneiform) in Assyria, and thereafter it spread throughout the Orient.
Egyptian ArabicMaltese languageArabic languageAkkadian language

Question 2: The late Old Aramaic language of the Persian Empire developed into the Middle Aramaic ________ of Roman Syria which would become the liturgical language of Syriac Christianity.
GarshuniArabic languageSyriac languageAssyrian people

Question 3: Some ________ even took Aramaean wives.
List of Assyrian kingsShamshi-Adad ISargon IIEsarhaddon

Question 4: By around 500 BC, Aramaic had become the lingua franca of the ________.
Alexander the GreatAchaemenid EmpireMedesSassanid Empire

Question 5: One of their earliest kingdoms in ________ was Bît-bahiâni (Tell Halaf).
SumerAkkadian EmpireMesopotamiaBabylonia

Question 6: The toponym A-ra-mu appears in a 3rd millennium BC inscription at ________ listing geographical names, and A-ra-me, seemingly its genitive form, appears in an inscription of Naram-Suen of Akkad (c.
HurriansAkkadian EmpireEblaShort chronology timeline

Question 7: Aramaeans are mostly defined by their use of the West Semitic Old Aramaic language (1100 BC–AD 200), first written using the Phoenician alphabet, over time modified to a specifically ________.
Hebrew alphabetSyriac alphabetGreek alphabetAramaic alphabet

Question 8: The period of the Late Bronze Age seems to have been one of increasing aridity, weakening neighbouring states, and inducing ________ pastoralists to spend longer and longer periods with their flocks.

Question 9: At the same time, Aramaeans moved to the east of the ________, where they settled in such numbers that the whole region became known as Aram-Naharaim or "Aram of the two rivers".
IraqSumerAkkadian EmpireEuphrates

Question 10: Although marginalized by Greek in the ________, it remained unchallenged as the common dialect of all peoples of the region until the Islamic conquest of Mesopotamia in the 7th century AD.
Hellenistic periodAlexander the GreatDiadochiSeleucid Empire


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