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History of Communications
Name:
Go to:
http://www.omsi.edu/visit/tech/communications/index.htm
Circle the correct answer to these questions about the ANCIENT
GALLERY:
1. Cuneiform symbols grew out of pictographs (small pictures to represent objects) and were invented by the:
Sumerians
Greek
2. 2,000 year old Hebrew and Aramaic scrolls were found in caves hidden in these:
Baskets
Jars
3. 15,000 – 16,000 years ago Cro-Magnon man painted animals to show these rituals:
Hunting
Religious
4. There are 56,000 Chinese characters, but to read Modern Chinese fluently, you need only learn about:
3,000
500
5. Chinese emperors used paper since the year:
105 A.D.
1200 A.D.
6. Stained glass windows of the Middle Ages helped the people learn the stories of:
Ancestors
The Bible
7. The Mayans carved these into stone pyramids or other structures:
Cuneiforms
Hieroglyphs
8. The Book of Kells was written on:
Vellum
Papyrus
9. Papyrus, an early form of paper was made from:
Tree Bark
Reeds
10. The Phoenician alphabet has this many letters:
33
22