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Hurrian language: Quiz


Question 1: The attested Hurrian lexicon is quite homogenous, containing only a small number of ________ (eg.
English languageLoanwordFrench languageGerman language

Question 2: ________, however, tend to surround the noun, which means that the noun which the relative clause modifies stands in the middle of the relative clause.
Accusative caseRelative clauseGrammatical caseComplementizer

Question 3: The ________ is unmarked, the preterite is marked by -ōš and the future by ēt.
Bulgarian languageGrammatical tenseInfinitivePresent tense

Question 4: Archeologists have discovered the texts of numerous spells, incantations, prophecies and letters at sites including Hattusha, Mari, Tuttul, ________, Ugarit and others.
BabylonBabyloniaAkkadian EmpireMesopotamia

Question 5: In Hurrian, there are many idiomatic expressions which can denote spatial and abstract relations and serves as ________, most of them built on the dative and genitive cases.
Preposition and postpositionNounInfinitiveCopula (linguistics)

Question 6: There are also differences in morphology, and so it is difficult to say if these represent ________ of one language or separate languages altogether.
DialectGerman languageDialect continuumEnglish language

Question 7: The verbal morphology of Hurrian is extremely complex, but it is constructed only through the affixation of suffixes (indicated by '-') and ________ (indicated by '=').
Swedish languagePreposition and postpositionInflectionClitic

Question 8: Early study of the language, however, was entirely based on the Mitanni letter, found in 1887 at ________ in Egypt, written by the Hurrian king Tushratta to the pharaoh Amenhotep III.
NileAmarnaAncient Egyptian literatureAncient Egypt

Question 9: Hurrian is a conventional name for the language of the ________ (Khurrites), a people who entered northern Mesopotamia around 2300 BC and had mostly vanished by 1000 BC.
Akkadian EmpireSumerMitanniHurrians

Question 10: Armenian has many layers of loanwords, and shows traces of long language contact with ________ and Hurro-Urartian.
HurriansMitanniAkkadian EmpireMesopotamia


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