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Question 1: An interest in shorthand or "short-writing" developed towards the end of the 16th century in ________.
ScotlandEnglandWalesUnited Kingdom

Question 2: Dutton Speedwords, a method of shorthand that had the dual function of also being an ________ (Reginald J. G. Dutton)[12]
EsperantoConstructed languageInternational auxiliary languageInterlingua

Question 3: The earliest known indication of shorthand systems is from ________, namely the Parthenon in which a stone from mid-4th century BC was found.
Ancient GreeceClassical antiquityRoman GreeceAlexander the Great

Question 4: When many monastery libraries were secularized in the course of the 16th-century ________, long-forgotten manuscripts of Tironian notes were rediscovered.
Protestant ReformationCrusadesCounter-ReformationEast–West Schism

Question 5: Isaac's brother Benn Pitman, who lived in ________, Ohio, was responsible for introducing the method to America.
Columbus, OhioClevelandCincinnatiHamilton County, Ohio

Question 6: In ________, Marcus Tullius Tiro (103–4 BC), a slave and later a freedman of Cicero, developed the Tironian notes so he could write down Cicero's speeches.
Roman EmpireRoman RepublicAncient RomeClassical antiquity

Question 7: It was also used by ________ in some of his notebooks.
René DescartesPlatoIsaac NewtonImmanuel Kant

Question 8: ________ (John Robert Gregg)[18]
Gregg shorthandPitman shorthandAlphabetWriting system

Question 9: One of the reasons this system allows fast transcription is that ________ sounds are optional when only consonants are needed to determine a word.
Close front unrounded vowelInternational Phonetic AlphabetVowelClose back rounded vowel

Question 10: After the decline of the Roman Empire, the Tironian notes were not used any more to transcribe speeches, though they were still known and taught, particularly during the ________.
Medieval LatinAncient RomeCarolingian RenaissanceCharlemagne

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