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Attic Greek: Quiz


Question 1: In its day, the original range of the spoken Attic dialect included ________, Euboea, some of the central Cyclades islands, and northern Aegean coastal areas of Thrace (i.e.

Question 2: Attic Greek persisted until the 4th century BC, when it was replaced by its similar but more universal offspring, ________, or "the Common Dialect" (ἡ κοινὴ διάλεκτος).
Ancient Greek dialectsGreek languageKoine GreekAncient Greek

Question 3: "Old Attic" is a term used for the dialect of ________ (460-400 BC) and the dramatists of Athens' remarkable 5th century; "New Attic" is used for the language of later writers.

Question 4: ________ represents an early form of Eastern Greek, a main branching to which Attic also belongs.
Mycenaean Greek languageAncient GreekLinear BGreek language

Question 5: The earliest written records in Greek date to the 16th to 11th centuries BC and exist in an Achaic writing system, ________, belonging to the Mycenaean Greeks.
Greek alphabetMycenaean Greek languageLinear BGreek language

Question 6: Attic Greek is the prestige dialect of ________ that was spoken in Attica, which includes Athens.
Ancient GreekDoric GreekAeolic GreekAncient Greek dialects

Question 7: With regard to ________, the stem is the part of the declined word to which case endings are suffixed.
Genitive caseGrammatical caseVocative caseDeclension

Question 8: the dialect of ________ (mixed Old Attic with neologisms)

Question 9: The Attic Greek of the philosopher ________ (384-322 BC), whose mentor was Plato, dates from the period in which Classical Attic transitioned into koine.
AristotleEmpiricismBertrand RussellWillard Van Orman Quine

Question 10: early *genes-os → Ionic geneos → Attic genous "of a kind" (genitive singular; Latin generis with r from ________)
Tone (linguistics)Floating toneRhotacismLinking and intrusive R

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