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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the first East India Company official who mastered Sanskrit and began to translate the Institutes of Manu?
(a) Henri Baudet.
(b) Gaston Bachelard.
(c) Julius Mohl.
(d) Charles Wilkins.

2. Who wrote The Bacchae?
(a) Euripides.
(b) Homer.
(c) Aeschylus.
(d) Socrates.

3. Who wrote the Iliad?
(a) Plato.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Achilles.
(d) Homer.

4. Who invented for himself the name of "stud. philol." in 1777 (131)?
(a) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(b) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.
(c) Friedrich August Wolf.
(d) Henri Baudet.

5. When was Uber die Sprache und Weishelt der Indier published?
(a) 1859.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1808.
(d) 1823.

6. When was Louis Lambert published?
(a) 1902.
(b) 1865.
(c) 1849.
(d) 1832.

7. Who wrote The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?
(a) Edward Gibbon.
(b) Julius Mohl.
(c) Henri Baudet.
(d) Gaston Bachelard.

8. During what years did a group of Japanese Christians throw out the Portuguese from the area?
(a) 1638-1639.
(b) 1702-1715.
(c) 1568-1599.
(d) 1601-1635.

9. When was the Royal Asiatic Society founded?
(a) 1823.
(b) 1901.
(c) 1742.
(d) 1868.

10. When was Ernest Renan born?
(a) 1802.
(b) 1799.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1823.

11. Who is the author of An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians?
(a) Julius Mohl.
(b) Charles Wilkins.
(c) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(d) Edward William Lane.

12. When did Silvestre de Sacy write Principes de Grammaire Generale?
(a) 1712.
(b) 1756.
(c) 1799.
(d) 1823.

13. When did Gustave Flouberd die?
(a) 1880.
(b) 1890.
(c) 1860.
(d) 1870.

14. Who wrote Uber die Sprache und Weishelt der Indier?
(a) Edward Gibbon.
(b) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(c) Friedrich Schlegel.
(d) Julius Mohl.

15. When did the British occupation of Egypt begin during the Anglo-Egyptian War?
(a) 1892.
(b) 1882.
(c) 1889.
(d) 1876.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author notes that almost without exception, every Orientalist began his career as what?

2. Who wrote the poem "Mahomets Gesang"?

3. When was the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts Society founded?

4. Who wrote History of the Saracens?

5. Who is cited in Chapter 2 as having "said of Sacy's work that it reconciled the manner of a scientist with that of a Biblical teacher, and that Sacy was the one man able to reconcile 'the goals of Liebniz with the efforts of Bossuet'" (124)?

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