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Habiru: Quiz


Question 1: Having won Megiddo for himself, he gave his supporters ________ for their own.

Question 2: The name Habiru was also found in the ________, which again include many names of Canaanite peoples written in Akkadian.
AkhenatenAmarna lettersMitanniAmarna letters–localities and their rulers

Question 3: The Amarna letters written to Egyptian pharaohs in the 14th century BC document a time of unrest in Canaan that goes back before the battle of Kadesh to the time of ________.
Ahmose IThutmose IThutmose IIIThutmose II

Question 4: The majority of these names are typically ________ (Northeast Caucasian), the rest are Semitic, one is Kassite.
MesopotamiaHurriansAkkadian EmpireMitanni

Question 5: When the Amarna letters were translated, some scholars eagerly equated these Apiru with the Biblical ________ (Hebrew: עברים or עבריים, ʿIvrim, ʿIvriyyim).
MosesHebrewsHebrew languageCanaan

Question 6: A stela from the reign of ________ (around 1300 BC) tells that the pharaoh sent an expedition into the Levant, in response to an attack of "the apiru from Mount Yarmuta" upon a local town.
Thutmose IIIAkhenatenRamesses IISeti I

Question 7: Some scholars argue that the Hapiru were a component of the later peoples who inhabited the kingdoms ruled by Saul, ________, Solomon and their successors in Judah and Israel.

Question 8: Abdi-Heba, the Egyptian vassal ruler of Jerusalem in the ________ period (mid-1330s BC), wrote a series of letters to the Egyptian king in which he complained about the activities of the "Habiru." The Habiru were plundering the lands of the king.
Ancient EgyptAmarnaAncient Egyptian literatureNile

Question 9: A number of the Amarna letters—sent to pharaohs Amenhotep III, ________ (Amenhotep IV) and, briefly, his two successors from vassal kings in Canaan and Syria in the 1300s BCE — mention the "Habiru".
NefertitiRamesses IIAkhenatenTutankhamun

Question 10: The laborers that ________ sent to the quarry of Wadi Hammamat in his third year included 5,000 soldiers, 2,000 men attached to the temples of Pharaoh as well as 800 Apiru.
EgyptRamesses IVRamesses IIIRamesses II


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