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Question 1: Historically, some encyclopedias were contained in one volume, but some, such as the ________ became huge multi-volume works.
EncartaWikipediaPropædiaEncyclopædia Britannica

Question 2: The enormous encyclopedic work in China of the Four Great Books of Song, compiled by the 11th century during the early ________ (960–1279), was a massive literary undertaking for the time.
Song DynastyTang DynastyHan DynastyMing Dynasty

Question 3: Several encyclopaedias have names that include the suffix -p(a)edia, e.g., ________ (on matters relevant for Bengal).
BangladeshBanglapediaBangladesh Liberation WarSheikh Mujibur Rahman

Question 4: Although many of the ________ methods are now redundant, such as hushing and fire-setting, it is Pliny who recorded them for posterity, so helping us understand their importance in a modern context.
MiningArchaeologyMining engineeringMetallurgy

Question 5: Unlike a dictionary which is centred on linguistic, etymological and usage aspects of words, instead, each encyclopedia article's subject is a single ________.
Gottfried LeibnizHenri BergsonGilbert RyleConcept

Question 6: One of the earliest encyclopedic works to have survived to modern times is the ________ of Pliny the Elder, a Roman statesman living in the first century AD.
GoldNatural History (Pliny)Roman technologyDe architectura

Question 7: About year 960, the Brethren of Purity of ________[4] were engaged in their Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity.
BaghdadBasraIraqIran–Iraq War

Question 8: The early Muslim compilations of knowledge in the Middle Ages included many comprehensive works, and much development of what we now call scientific method, historical method, and ________.
Parenthetical referencingThe MLA Style ManualCitationStyle guide

Question 9: Projects such as Everything2, ________, h2g2, and Wikipedia are examples of new forms of the encyclopaedia as information retrieval becomes simpler.
Microsoft Security EssentialsEncartaMicrosoft MathMicrosoft Office

Question 10: While it may offer a definition, it may leave the reader still lacking in ________ the meaning, significance or limitations of a term, and how the term relates to a broader field of knowledge.
Gilbert RyleConceptUnderstandingCognition

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