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Urheimat: Quiz


Question 1: The Phrygian influence on [pre-]Proto-Armenian would date to about the 7th century BC, in the context of the declining kingdom of ________.
Persian ArmeniaUrartuArmenian languageArmenians

Question 2: The ________ homeland largely corresponds to the historical distribution of Baltic and Slavic, Proto-Baltic likely emerging in the eastern parts of the Corded Ware horizon.
Proto-Indo-European languageBalto-Slavic languagesSlavic languagesLithuanian language

Question 3: For example, ________ are hybrids of separate languages that sometimes do not belong to the same language family and have similarities that arise from shared aspects of the creole formation process, rather than from a common origin.
Portuguese languageEnglish languageFrench languageCreole language

Question 4: This is suggested by the high intralinguistic family diversity around the middle ________ where three highly distinct branches of the Uralic family, Mordvinic, Mari, and Permic are located.
Sviyaga RiverKuybyshev ReservoirVolga RiverSelizharovka River

Question 5: Urheimat (a German compound of Ur- "primitive, original" and Heimat "home, homeland"; German pronunciation: [ˈʔuːɐ̯ˌhaɪmaːt], English: /ˈʊərhaɪmɑːt/) is a ________ term denoting the original homeland of the speakers of a proto-language.
SemanticsNoam ChomskyLinguisticsPragmatics

Question 6: Another theory for the Indo European homeland states that the original home land was in ________, and later spread outwards.
IndiaLok SabhaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 7: The consensus hypothesis is that the likely homeland of proto-Tai-Kadai was coastal ________ or Guangdong as part of the neolithic Longshan culture (of 3,000 BCE - 2,000 BCE).

Question 8: Also reconstructed plant and animal names (including spruce, Siberian pine, Siberian Fir, Siberian larch, brittle willow, ________, and hedgehog) are consistent with this localization.
Ulmus americanaElmUlmus laevisDutch elm disease

Question 9: Harvard Indologist ________ takes a controversial and recent view that has received serious academic consideration (ca.
Richard PipesMichael WitzelGraham T. AllisonRichard Nelson Frye

Question 10: The ________ hypothesis suggests a common origin for the Austronesian languages and the Tai-Kadai languages whose hypothesized place of origin is geographically close to Taiwan.
Hmong-Mien languagesSino-Tibetan languagesAustro-TaiChinese language


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