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Syriac language: Quiz


Question 1: Western Syriac is the official language of the West Syrian rite, practiced by the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Syrian Catholic Church, the Maronite Church, the ________, the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, the Mar Thoma Church and the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.
Saint Thomas ChristiansSyrian Malabar NasraniIndian (Malankara) Orthodox ChurchSyro-Malabar Catholic Church

Question 2: Sometimes a dot is placed above the letter (qûššāyâ, or strengthening; equivalent to a ________ in Hebrew) to mark that the plosive pronunciation is required, and a dot is placed below the letter (rûkkāḵâ, or softening) to mark that the fricative pronunciation is required.
Hebrew alphabetHebrew phonologyNiqqudDagesh

Question 3: Syriac words, as with those in other ________, are built out of triliteral roots, permutations of three Syriac consonants.
Aramaic languageSemitic languagesArabic languageAkkadian language

Question 4: Before Arabic became the dominant language, Syriac was a major language among Christian communities in the Middle East, ________ and Kerala.
South AsiaEuropeSiberiaCentral Asia

Question 5: The non-finite verb forms are the ________ and the active and passive participles.
Preposition and postpositionArticle (grammar)AdverbInfinitive

Question 6: As with most ________, the vowels of Syriac are mostly subordinated to consonants.
Akkadian languageAramaic languageSemitic languagesArabic language

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Question 8: As with other ________, Syriac has a set of five emphatic consonants.
Aramaic languageArabic languageSemitic languagesAkkadian language

Question 9: Syriac (ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ leššānā Suryāyā) is a dialect of Middle Aramaic that was once spoken across much of the ________.
Western AsiaFertile CrescentNeolithicIraq

Question 10: Syriac is a ________ language, and as such a language of the Western branch of the Semitic family.
Arabic languageAkkadian languageEgyptian ArabicAramaic language


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