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Question 1: Notable examples include FCKGW (used by Windows XP) and ________ (used by Advanced Access Content System).
Digital rights managementHD DVDDigital Millennium Copyright ActAACS encryption key controversy

Question 2: Many ________ propose the first few words of a document as a default file name, assuming that the incipit may correspond to the intended title of the document.
Word processorGNU TeXmacsMicrosoft WordWordPerfect

Question 3: Though incipit is Latin, the practice of the incipit predates ________ by several millennia, and can be found in various parts of the world.
Greco-Roman worldRoman EmpireClassicsClassical antiquity

Question 4: The catalog was meant to be used by the very limited number of official ________ who had access to the archives, and the width of a clay tablet and its resolution did not permit long entries.
BibleTorahScribeAkkadian Empire

Question 5: The incipit of a text, such as a poem, song, or ________, is its first few words of the opening line.
PoetryNovelBookLibrary

Question 6: However, incipits are still used to refer to untitled poems, songs, and prayers, such as Gregorian chants, operatic arias, many prayers and hymns, and numerous poems, including those of ________.
Emily DickinsonWalt WhitmanAmerican poetryAmerican literature

Question 7: In the clay tablet archives of ________, catalogs of documents were kept by making special catalog tablets containing the incipits of a given collection of tablets.
BabyloniaSumerAkkadian EmpireAssyria

Question 8: In music it can also refer to the opening ________ of a composition.
OctaveNoteSemitonePitch (music)

Question 9: Many books in the ________ are named in Hebrew using incipits.
TanakhOld TestamentDeuterocanonical booksHebrew Bible

Question 10: In the ________, incipits were often written in a different script or color from the rest of the work of which they were a part.
Early Middle AgesMiddle AgesHigh Middle AgesLate Middle Ages







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