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Question 1: [1] It is the oldest known human-assisted ________ of a seed.
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Question 2: The date growing as a commercial ________ export stopped at the end of 70 A.D., when the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans.
SeedFlowering plantVegetableFruit

Question 3: A date palm is also featured on the ten-shekel coin of the ________.
Japanese yenRussian rubleSouth Korean wonIsraeli new shekel

Question 4: ________, a Roman naturalist of the 1st century AD, wrote that Judæa's dates were known for their succulence and sweetness.
Roman NavyCastraRoman EmpirePliny the Elder

Question 5: Its likeness was engraved on shekalim, the ancient Hebrew unit of ________.
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Question 6: The book Plants of the Bible states: “The ________ word for the date palm is ‘tàmâr.’ .
Biblical HebrewSamaritan Hebrew languageMishnaic HebrewHebrew language

Question 7: It was even said by some to have medicinal properties, supposedly curing many diseases and infections, promoting longevity and acting as a mild ________.
AphrodisiacMethamphetamineCocainePhenethylamine

Question 8: She then planted three of the seeds at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arabah desert of southern ________.
GreeceArmeniaUnited StatesIsrael

Question 9: It grew around the ________ in the south, to the Sea of Galilee and Lake Hula regions in the north.
Mediterranean SeaCaspian SeaDead SeaGreat Salt Lake

Question 10: In the 1970s, during excavations at ________'s palace on Masada in Israel, two thousand year old Judean date palm seeds were recovered.
JesusHerod the GreatSaint JosephBiblical Magi







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