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Sogdian alphabet: Quiz


Question 1: The "Uyghur" cursive script eventually developed into the Old Uyghur alphabet, which was used to write the ________.
Uyghur languageAzerbaijani languageTurkish languageKazakh language

Question 2: They were found during the first two decades of the twentieth century in one of the caves of the Thousand Buddhas in the Chinese province of ________.
Linxia CityGansuTianzhu Tibetan Autonomous CountyDunhuang

Question 3: Like the writing systems from which it is descended, the Sogdian writing system is an ________.
Greek alphabetArabic alphabetAbjadHebrew alphabet

Question 4: The Sogdian alphabet is one of three scripts used to write the Sogdian language, the others being the Manichaean alphabet and the ________.
Syriac alphabetHebrew alphabetArabic alphabetAramaic alphabet

Question 5: The bulk of these manuscripts reside in the ________, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
British MuseumNational Gallery (London)Victoria and Albert MuseumImperial War Museum

Question 6: The oldest known Sogdian documents are the Ancient Letters, found in 1920 by Sir Aurel Stein in a watchtower near ________, China.
Linxia CityDunhuangGansuLongxi County, Dingxi

Question 7: The ________ proper, being an adaptation of the Old Uyghur alphabet, still uses this kind of vertical writing, as does its remoter descendant Manchu.
Mongolian writing systemsTibetan scriptCyrillic alphabetMongolian script

Question 8: The ________ (also called Turkic runes) was also an offshoot of the Sogdian alphabet, with additional signs added for Turkic sounds not used in Sogdian.
GöktürksOld Turkic scriptUyghur peopleTurkic peoples

Question 9: [1] The alphabet is derived from Syriac, the descendant script of the ________.
Aramaic alphabetHebrew alphabetGreek alphabetNabataean alphabet

Question 10: [2] Like in ________, vowels were commonly written with the consonants y and w.
Arabic languageAramaic languageSemitic languagesAkkadian language

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