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Palaeography: Quiz


Question 1: Palaeography, also spelt paleography (from Greek παλαιός palaiós, "old" and γράφειν graphein, "to write") is the study of ancient ________ and the practice of deciphering and reading historical manuscripts.
Spencerian ScriptRegional handwriting variationCursivePenmanship

Question 2: The earliest attested form of writing in South India is inscriptions found in caves, associated with the ________ and Chera dynasties.
Rashtrakuta DynastyWestern Chalukya EmpireWestern Ganga DynastyChalukya dynasty

Question 3: Palaeography can be an essential skill for ________ and philologists, as it tackles two main difficulties.
HistoryHistoriographyModern historyHistorian

Question 4: After ________, it was taught as an alternative script in some areas until the 1970s; it is no longer taught.
Second Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IIWorld War IISoviet occupations

Question 5: This style remained predominant, with some regional variants, until the 15th Century, when the ________ humanistic scripts revived a version of Carolingian minuscule.
BaroqueRenaissanceItalian RenaissanceWestern art history

Question 6: Bernhard Bischoff, Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, ________, 1989.
EnglandCambridge University PressAuthorized King James VersionOxford University Press

Question 7: Second, scribes often used many ________, usually so as to write more quickly and sometimes to save space, so the specialist-palaeographer must know how to interpret them.
United StatesAbbreviationAcronym and initialismEnglish language

Question 8: It then spread from the Italian ________ all over Europe.
Western art historyBaroqueItalian RenaissanceRenaissance

Question 9: Prior to the era of ________, several parts of Europe had their own handwriting styles.
Lothair ILouis the PiousAlboinCharlemagne

Question 10: In Germany and ________, the Kurrentschrift was rooted in the cursive handwriting of the later Middle Ages.
AustriaCzech RepublicPolandHungary

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