Listen to part of a lecture in a history class. The professor has been discussing Egyptian Hieroglyphs.
- What’s the lecture mainly about?
- A. The history of language in ancient Egypt.
- B. The process that was used to create hieroglyphic writing.
- C. The competition between two scholars to solve an archaeological puzzle.
- D. The circumstances that led to the solution of an archaeological puzzle.
- What was demotic script used for in ancient Egypt?
- A. Decorations on temples and monuments.
- B. Administrative documents.
- C. Illustration for stories.
- D. Representations of objects.
- Why was ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writing difficult for scholars to interpret?
- A. The language that it was based on was no longer used.
- B. The same words were often represented by several different symbols
- C. It consisted of a mixture of three different languages
- D. Only fragments of it were found.
- What is the professor’s opinion about Thomas Young’s work with hieroglyphs?
- A. She feels that Young has not received the credit he deserves.
- B. She is amazed that Young’s conclusion about hieroglyphs was correct.
- C. She is surprised that Young did not recognize his own accomplishments.
- D. She thinks that Young’s work was not careful enough to be taken seriously.
- According to the professor, what led to the decoding of the Rosetta Stone?
- A. A hieroglyph that represented the name of a person.
- B. A written and oral description of a historical event.
- C. The realization that each hieroglyph represented a different object or concept.
- D. The discovery that the word for “Sun” is written the same way in Greek, demotic, and hieroglyphics.
- How did Young’s and Champollion’s studies of hieroglyphs differ from earlier studies of hieroglyphic writing?
- A. Young and Champollion had access to large collections of hieroglyphic writing.
- B. Young and Champollion both guessed that hieroglyphs were symbols for sounds.
- C. Young and Champollion both spoke Greek and Coptic.
- D. Young and Champollion shared their research with one another.
D B A C A B