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Question 1: Phoenician colonies spread their Canaanite language throughout much of the Mediterranean, while its close relative Hebrew became the vehicle of a religious literature, the Torah and ________, that would have global ramifications.
KetuvimNevi'imChristianity and JudaismTanakh

Question 2:
What region does Semitic languages belong to?
Northeast Malaita Island
Middle East, North Africa, Northeast Africa and Malta
Northeast Scotland
northeast area of South Australia

Question 3: The Semitic languages are a group of related languages whose living representatives are spoken by more than 467 million people across much of the Middle East, North Africa and the ________.
AsiaArabian PeninsulaHorn of AfricaEast Africa

Question 4: Arabic is spoken natively by majorities from Mauritania to Oman, and from ________ to the Sudan.
SyriaIraqTurkeyCyprus

Question 5:
Which out of the following is a child of Semitic languages?
Wirangu
Angaatiha
East Semitic
Escarpment

Question 6: ________ — Major basis of modern pronunciation.
Tiberian vocalizationMizrahi HebrewHebrew languageSephardi Hebrew pronunciation

Question 7: As the language of the Qur'an and as a lingua franca, it is widely studied in much of the non-Arabic-speaking ________ as well.
Islamic Golden AgeMuslim worldMuslim historyIslam

Question 8: A number of Gurage languages are to be found in the mountainous center-south of Ethiopia, while Harari is restricted to the city of ________.
AxumAddis AbabaDire DawaHarar

Question 9: By the beginning of the ________, East Semitic languages dominated in Mesopotamia, while West Semitic languages were probably spoken from Syria to Yemen, although Old South Arabian is considered by most to be South Semitic and data are sparse.
3rd millennium BC2nd millennium BCAncient Near East13th century BC

Question 10: Historically linked to the peninsular homeland of the Old South Arabian languages, Ethiopia and Eritrea contain a substantial number of Semitic languages, of which ________ and Tigrinya in Ethiopia, and Tigre and Tigrinya in Eritrea, are the most widely spoken.
Arabic languageAmharicAkkadian languageMaltese language
















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