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Question 1: The association of the serpent with a monstrous opponent overcome by a heroic deity has its roots in the mythology of the Ancient Near East, including Canaanite (Hebrew, ________), Hittite and Mesopotamian.
Ugaritic grammarProto-Semitic languageUgaritic languageArabic language

Question 2: In Ancient Greece the first mention of a "dragon" is derived from the Iliad where ________ is described as having a blue dragon motif on his sword belt and a three-headed dragon emblem on his breast plate.

Question 3: In Jewish astronomy this is also identified with the ________, the star Thuban which, around 4,500 years ago, was the star in the Draco constellation's "tail".
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Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  Toy dragons, on sale in a California gift shop, 2005
  An illustration of a dragon.

Question 5: Dragonriders of Pern is an extensive fantasy/science fiction series of novels and short stories primarily written by ________.
DragonflightLegends (book)Legends II (book)Anne McCaffrey

Question 6: [5] However, the Greek word used (δράκων drákōn, ________ δράκοντοϛ drákontos) could also mean "snake".
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Question 7: Other dragons appearing in Tolkien's works include Glaurung, the ""father of dragons" created by Morgoth, along with ________ the Black and Scatha.
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Question 8: From Many Imaginations, One Fearsome Creature, ________, April 29, 2003
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Question 9: ________ are more often winged, while Oriental versions of the dragon resemble large snakes.
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Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  The Ljubljana "Dragon of Slovenia"
  Dragon on the Ishtar Gate, ca. 600 BC
  Dragon sculpture on top of Longshan Temple, Taipei, Taiwan.
  Dragon on the Ishtar Gate, ca. 600 BC

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