Daily Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers (10-17-2023)

Question 1: What ancient script is the earliest known writing system?

  • Brahmi
  • Cuneiform
  • Kharosthi

Correct Answer: Cuneiform

Fact: Cuneiform script was first created around 3500 BCE, to record Sumerian languages spoken in the southern region of Mesopotamia.

Question 2: Cuneiform was written on what type of material?

  • Clay tablets
  • Wood
  • Papyrus

Correct Answer: Clay tablets

Fact: Cuneiform on clay tablets was used for a wide range of topics, including economic, religious, political, literary, and scholarly records.

Question 3: In which country are the ruins of Persepolis?

  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Egypt

Correct Answer: Iran

Fact: Located in modern-day Iran, Persepolis served as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, which was founded in 550 BCE and ruled for two centuries. At the time it was the largest empire in the world. Inspired by Mesopotamian architecture, the palace complex was on a huge terrace partly built, partly carved into the base of a mountain. Today the ruins are a World Heritage Site.

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