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Writing system: Quiz


Question 1: ________ can be considered abugidas, although they are rarely thought of in those terms.
Arabic alphabetHangulBrāhmī scriptCanadian Aboriginal syllabics

Question 2: All known abjads (except maybe ________) belong to the Semitic family of scripts, and derive from the original Northern Linear Abjad.
TifinaghWriting systemAbugidaLogogram

Question 3: The concept is similar to that of the ________ used in the study of spoken languages.
PhonologyInternational Phonetic AlphabetEnglish orthographyPhoneme

Question 4: It is thought that the first true alphabetic writing appeared around 2000 BC, as a representation of language developed for Semitic slaves in Egypt by Egyptians (see ________).
Greek alphabetPhoenician alphabetHebrew alphabetHistory of the alphabet

Question 5: Both are generally encompassed by the term ________.
UTF-8UnicodeUniversal Character SetHan unification

Question 6: The word alphabet is derived from alpha and beta, the first two symbols of the ________.
Greek languageHebrew alphabetPhoenician alphabetGreek alphabet

Question 7: The glyphs of most writing systems are made up of lines (or strokes) and are therefore called linear, but there are glyphs in non-linear writing systems made up of other types of marks, such as Cuneiform and ________.
ASCIIBrailleDiacriticLatin alphabet

Question 8: By using a combination of alphabetic keys with modifier keys such as Ctrl, Alt, Shift and AltGr, various character codes are generated and sent to the ________.
64-bitCentral processing unitMicroprocessorReduced instruction set computer

Question 9: By contrast, other possible symbolic systems such as information signs, painting, ________ and mathematics often do not require prior knowledge of a spoken language.
Global Positioning SystemNavigationCartographyMap

Question 10: In the study of writing systems, orthography refers to the method and rules of observed writing structure (literal meaning, "correct writing"), and in particular for ________ systems, includes the concept of spelling.
Greek alphabetAlphabetArabic alphabetLatin alphabet

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