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Study Guide Answers

1.     1. Writing was [an early/a late] human development.
     1. a late
2.     2. The first three regions to develop written records were _____________________ . a) Egypt b) India c) Mexico d) Germany e) Mesopotamia.
     2. a, b, e
3.     3. The religious literature of Egypt had a strong preoccupation with _____________.
     3. death
4.     4. Most Egyptian books were made of ___________________________.
     4. papyrus
5.     5. Whose conquest of Egypt initiated the decline of hieroglyphic writing?
     5. Alexander the Great
6.     6. The Babylonian system of writing is known as _____________________.
     6. cuneiform
7.     7. Which nation of sea traders refined and spread the Semitic alphabet throughout the Mediterranean?
     7. Phoenicians
8.     8. The Greek alphabet can traced to the island of ______________________.
     8. Crete
9.     9. The Etruscans derived their alphabet from the ______________________.
     9. Greeks
10.     10. The Etruscans passed their alphabet on to the ______________________.
     10. Romans
11.     11. The early alphabet of northern Europe is known as _________________.
     11. runic
12.     12. What was the similarity between Egyptian temples and Christian monasteries?
     12. Both preserved writing skills.
13.     13. What was one of the last three letters to be added to the English alphabet?
     13. J, U, or W
14.     14. How many letters are in today's English alphabet?
     14. 26
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