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Nineveh: Quiz


Question 1: Assyrians of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, and ________ practice a fast called Ba'uta d-Ninwe or Bo'utho d-Ninwe (ܒܥܘܬܐ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ) which means Nineveh's Wish.
Saint Thomas ChristiansSyriac ChristianityHistory of the Orthodox ChurchAssyrian Church of the East

Question 2: It was ________ who made Nineveh a truly magnificent city (c.
EsarhaddonSennacheribSargon IITiglath-Pileser III

Question 3: Nineveh was the flourishing capital of the Assyrian empire (2 Kings 19:36); and ostensibly was the home of King Sennacherib, King of Assyria, during the Biblical reign of King ________ and the prophetic career of Isaiah.

Question 4: Today, Nineveh's location is marked by two large mounds, Kouyunjik and Nabī Yūnus "Prophet ________", and the remains of the city walls (about 12 kilometres (7 mi) in circumference).

Question 5: He also unearthed the palace and famous library of Ashurbanipal with 22,000 ________ clay tablets.
SumerOld Persian cuneiformAkkadian languageCuneiform script

Question 6: This article incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897), a publication now in the ________.
Public domainCopyright infringementIntellectual propertyCopyright

Question 7: In 1847 the young British adventurer Sir ________ explored the ruins.
John Russell, 1st Earl RussellAusten Henry LayardHenry John Temple, 3rd Viscount PalmerstonBenjamin Disraeli

Question 8: The city is mentioned again in the ________ in 627 AD, which was fought between the Eastern Roman Empire and the Sassanian Empire of Persia near the ancient city.
Battle of Nineveh (627)Roman–Persian WarsSiege of Jerusalem (614)Battle of Antioch (613)

Question 9: Most of Layard's material was sent to the ________, but two large pieces were given to Lady Charlotte Guest and eventually found their way to the Metropolitan Museum.
Victoria and Albert MuseumNational Gallery (London)Imperial War MuseumBritish Museum

Question 10: The Assyrian city of Nineveh became one of Mitanni's vassals until the mid 14th century BC, when the Assyrian kings of ________ reclaimed it while overthrowing the Mittani Empire.


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