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Question 1: [9] The river names Don, Donets, Dnieper, ________ and Dniester may also belong with the same word-group.

Question 2: The primary sources for Scythian words remain the Scythian toponyms, tribal names, and numerous personal names in the ancient Greek texts and in the Greek inscriptions found in the Greek colonies on the Northern ________ Coast.
Mediterranean SeaBaltic SeaAegean SeaBlack Sea

Question 3: The Issyk inscription, found in a Scythian ________ dating approximately to the 4th century BC, remains undeciphered, but some authorities assume that it represents Scythian.
ScythiansRussiaKurgan hypothesisKurgan

Question 4: The Alanic language as spoken by the ________ from about the 5th to the 11th centuries AD formed a dialect directly descended from the earlier Scytho-Sarmatian languages, and forming in its turn the ancestor of the Ossetic language.
Iranian peoplesScythiansSarmatiansAlans

Question 5: This Iranian hypothesis relies principally on the fact that the Greek inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea Coast contain several hundreds of Sarmatian names showing a close affinity to the ________.
Iranian languagesTat language (Caucasus)Persian languageOssetic language

Question 6: Scytho-Sarmatian languages were spoken by people originally of Iranian stock[3] from the 8th and 7th century BC onwards in the area of Ukraine, Southern Russia and ________.

Question 7: The Scythian languages may have formed a ________:
Dialect continuumAusbausprache, Abstandsprache and DachspracheLanguage educationGerman language

Question 8: Herodot zur skythischen Sprache About ________' Scythian etymologies (in German)
HerodotusAlexander the GreatAncient GreeceGreco-Persian Wars

Question 9: The Scythians migrated from ________ toward Eastern Europe, occupying today's Southern Russia and Ukraine and the Carpathian Basin and parts of Moldova and Dobruja.
Middle EastSiberiaCentral AsiaSouth Asia

Question 10: Saka language or Scytho-Khotanese in the east: spoken in the Kingdom of Khotan (located in present-day Xinjiang, China), and including the Khotanese of ________ and Tumshuqese of Tumshuq.
Yarkant CountyHotanKashgarAksu, Xinjiang


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