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Question 1: ________ literature has an important position in the rise of Buddhism.
Gautama BuddhaAshoka the GreatPaliSanskrit

Question 2: The earliest work considered an ________ in the sense the work is usually understood dates from around 1597.
OperaFachThe opera corpusFrench opera

Question 3: The form of writing now commonplace across the world—the ________—originated from the early modern period and grew in popularity in the next century.

Question 4: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey date to the ________ and mark the beginning of Classical Antiquity.
8th century BC7th century BC9th century BC6th century BC

Question 5: The ________ poem, now one of two standard orderings for the Japanese syllabary, was also written during the early part of this period.
IrohaKatakanaJapanese languageKana

Question 6: These were highly fanciful and included stories of Merlin the magician and ________.
Historical basis for King ArthurKing Arthur's familyKing Arthur's messianic returnKing Arthur

Question 7: [21][22][23][24] Philosophus Autodidactus also inspired ________ to write his own philosophical novel set on an island, The Aspiring Naturalist.
ChemistryAtheismRobert BoyleVacuum

Question 8: The two primary streams of Ottoman written literature are ________ and prose.
Lyric poetryNovelPoetryEnglish poetry

Question 9: With the arrival of the printing press a process begins in which folk yarns and legends are collected within a ________ and then mass published.
Story within a storyOne Thousand and One NightsFrame storyFable

Question 10: [3] When ________ proposed writing a modern fairy tale that banished stereotypical elements, he included the genie as well as the dwarf and the fairy as stereotypes to go.
Dorothy GaleCowardly LionL. Frank BaumThe Oz Film Manufacturing Company


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