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Elam: Quiz


Question 1: In the Old Elamite period (Middle Bronze Age), Elam consisted of kingdoms on the Iranian plateau, centered in Anshan, and from the mid-________, it was centered in Susa in the Khuzestan lowlands.
3rd millennium BCAncient Near East2nd millennium BC13th century BC

Question 2: Shutruk-Nakhkhunte raided Akkad, Babylon, and Eshnunna, carrying home to Susa trophies like the statues of Marduk and Manishtushu, the ________ and the stela of Naram-Sin.
BabyloniaConstitutionCuneiform lawCode of Hammurabi

Question 3: Several stages of the language are attested; the earliest date back to the third millennium BC, the latest to the ________.
Achaemenid EmpireMedesAlexander the GreatSassanid Empire

Question 4: 2650 BC?), who subdued it, according to the ________.
Ubara-TutuEn-men-dur-anaMesh-ki-ang-gasherSumerian King List

Question 5: Linguists such as Václav Blažek and Georgiy Starostin criticised Elamo-Dravidian Hypothesis and concluded that Elamite language was related to ________.
Afroasiatic languagesNiger-Congo languagesAfroasiatic UrheimatSonghay languages

Question 6: One of the most important figures in their early pantheon was a ________ named Kiririsha, a name with cognates found in the belief systems of other peoples throughout the region.
Feminist theologyPolytheismGoddessDeity

Question 7: Elam was centered in the far west and the southwest of modern-day Iran, stretching from the lowlands of Khuzestan and ________, as well as a small part of southern Iraq.
Īlām ProvinceLorestān ProvinceKhūzestān ProvinceKurdistan Province

Question 8: Among the nations that benefited from the decline of the Assyrians were the Persians, whose presence around ________ to the north of Elam is attested from the 9th century BC in Assyrian texts.
Lake UrmiaLake VanCaspian SeaIssyk Kul

Question 9: The rise of the ________ in the 6th century BC brought an end to the existence of Elam as an independent political power "but not as a cultural entity" (Encyclopedia Iranica, Columbia University).
Alexander the GreatSassanid EmpireAchaemenid EmpireMedes

Question 10: In terms of religion, the Elamites practised ________.

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