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Koine Greek: Quiz


Question 1: the ________, compiled originally in Greek (although some books may have had a Hebrew-Aramaic substrate and contain some Semitic influence on the language).
Biblical canonGospelNew TestamentJesus

Question 2: [4] In that respect, the varieties of Koine spoken in the Ionian colonies of ________ and Cyprus would have more intense Ionic characteristics than others.
IstanbulAnatoliaTurkish peopleTurkey

Question 3: There has been some debate to what degree Biblical Greek represents the mainstream of contemporary spoken Koine and to what extent it contains specifically Semitic substratum features (cf. ________).
Aramaic primacyNew TestamentAramaic languageJesus

Question 4: The passage into the next period, known as Medieval Greek, dates from the foundation of Constantinople by ________ in 330.
MaxentiusMaximianConstantine IDiocletian

Question 5: Koine Greek arose as a common dialect within the armies of ________.
Seleucid EmpirePtolemaic KingdomMacedonia (ancient kingdom)Alexander the Great

Question 6: Koine was the first common supra-regional dialect in Greece and came to serve as a ________ for the eastern Mediterranean and ancient Near East throughout the Roman period.
Lingua francaMalaysiaTurkeyAzerbaijan

Question 7: Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, which added the ________.
Biblical canonOld TestamentBiblical apocryphaNew Testament

Question 8: The aspirate breathing (aspiration), which was already lost in the Ionic varieties of ________ and the Aeolic of Lesbos, stopped being pronounced and written in popular texts.
Turkish peopleTurkeyAnatoliaIstanbul

Question 9: The diphthong 'ου' had already acquired the pronunciation of ________ 'U' since the 6th century BC and preserved it in modern times.
Roman EmpireOld LatinVulgar LatinLatin

Question 10: the ________, a 3rd century B.C.
Old TestamentNew TestamentSeptuagintBiblical apocrypha


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