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Question 1: Poetry as an art form predates ________.
Adolescent literacyMultimedia literacyLiteracyInternational Reading Association

Question 2: Some of the earliest ________ is believed to have been orally recited or sung.
LiteratureLyric poetryPoetryNovel

Question 3: The oldest surviving poem is the ________, from the 4th millennium BC in Sumer (in Iraq/Mesopotamia), which was written in cuneiform script on clay tablets and, later, papyrus.
Deluge mythEnkiduEpic of GilgameshAga of Kish

Question 4: [3] The Epic of Gilgamesh is based on the historical king ________.
SumerPuabiGilgameshZiusudra

Question 5: In more recent times, the introduction of electronic media and the rise of the poetry reading have led to a resurgence of ________.
American poetryPerformance poetryHedwig GorskiBritish Poetry Revival

Question 6: ________ was employed as a way of remembering oral history, story (epic poetry), genealogy, and law.
Lyric poetryNovelLiteraturePoetry

Question 7: Poetry appears among the earliest records of most literate cultures, with poetic fragments found on early monoliths, ________ and stelae.
YngviThorRunestoneValkyrie







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