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Those Awesome Phoenicians!

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Those Awesome Phoenicians game quiz
"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  



1. Where did the Phoenicians live?
    Syria-Palestine
    Mesopotamia
    Egypt
    Persia


2. The Phoenician city of Byblos was an important trade center for what product?
    textiles
    papyrus
    pottery
    glass


3. What important item came from the Lebanon Mountains?
    cedar
    tin
    slaves
    textiles


4. According to Herodotus, the Phoenicians traveled as far away as?
    Britain
    the Crimea
    Greece
    the southern tip of Africa


5. Which of these cities was the most important Phoenician colony?
    Beirut
    Sidon
    Carthage
    Tyre


6. The Phoenicians made a purplish dye from a sea anemone.
    True
    False


7. From which language is the name "Phoenician" derived?
    Hebrew
    Latin
    Greek
    Moabite


8. 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


9. How many characters were in the Phoenician alphabet?
    500+
    222
    78
    22


10. In addition to the contribution of the alphabet, the Phoenicians are considered to be the first great navigators of the Western world.
    True
    False


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