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Writing: Quiz


Question 1: The Phoenician writing system was adapted from the Proto-Caananite script in around the 11th century BC, which in turn borrowed ideas from ________.
HieraticDemotic (Egyptian)Ancient EgyptEgyptian hieroglyphs

Question 2: A syllabary is a set of written symbols that represent (or approximate) ________.
Mora (linguistics)Vowel lengthSyllableGemination

Question 3: Featural scripts are also common in fictional or invented systems, such as Tolkien's ________.
J. R. R. TolkienMiddle-earthCirthTengwar

Question 4: [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] For more information see ________.
DrawingPencilPenWriting implement

Question 5: The Cumae alphabet, a variant of the early Greek alphabet gave rise to the ________, and its own descendants, such as the Latin alphabet and Runes.
Old Italic alphabetEtruscan languageEtruscan originsEtruscan numerals

Question 6: Writing was very important in maintaining the Egyptian empire, and literacy was concentrated among an educated elite of ________.
BibleAkkadian EmpireTorahScribe

Question 7: From the ________ most of this writing has survived on bones or bronze implements.
Zhou DynastyHan DynastySong DynastyShang Dynasty

Question 8: A ________ is a written character which represents a word or morpheme.
KanjiWriting systemLogogramChinese character

Question 9: Indus script refers to short strings of symbols associated with the ________ used between 2600–1900 BC.
Indus Valley CivilizationIndo-Aryan migrationAncient Near EastBronze Age

Question 10: [16][17][18] It is thought to be ________.
Mesoamerican chronologyTeotihuacanOlmecMaya civilization

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