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Those Awesome Phoenicians!
"The Phoenicians made one of the most important contributions to civilization today. What do you know about the Phoenicians and their alphabet?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Where did the Phoenicians live?
The Phoenician city of Byblos was an important trade center for what product?
What important item came from the Lebanon Mountains?
According to Herodotus, the Phoenicians traveled as far away as?
the southern tip of Africa
Which of these cities was the most important Phoenician colony?
The Phoenicians made a purplish dye from a sea anemone.
From which language is the name "Phoenician" derived?
The Phoenician alphabet has been termed "abjad." What does that mean?
The script contains no vowels
The script is based on hieroglyphic symbols
The script is based on cuneiform
All of these
How many characters were in the Phoenician alphabet?
In addition to the contribution of the alphabet, the Phoenicians are considered to be the first great navigators of the Western world.
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Compiled Oct 12 14