Ethiopian Writers and Literary Works Quiz

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Who wrote the first Amharic novel, 'Tobiya'?

Negadrases Afework Gebre-Iyesus

In which decade did history emerge as an academic discipline in Ethiopia?

The 1960s

Who became the first Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies in 1963?

Richard Pankhurst

What did the traditional Ethiopian writers emphasize in their works?

Social justice, administrative reforms, and economic analysis

'Atse Menilekna Ityopia' was written by which author?

Gebre-Hiwot Baykedagn

When did the production of PhD research papers begin according to the text?

In 1990

Who is known as the 'father of modern historiography'?

Cosmas Indicopleustes

Which document provides information about Aksum's trade and expansion in the 6th century A.D.?

Christian Topography by Cosmas Indicopleustes

Which historical source is characterized by religious activities and medieval kings' actions in brief?


Where were several Ethiopian manuscripts found in the 13th century A.D.?

Ethiopian monasteries like Abba Gerima and Haiq Istifanos

Which language were Hagiographies originally written in within the Ethiopian context?


What is the significance of the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea document?

It details Aksum's trade and economic activities.

Who is considered the father of History among ancient Greek historians?


Which Chinese figure is highlighted as the most important in early Chinese historical thought and writing?

Sima Qian

In which century did history begin as an academic discipline in Europe?

19th century

Who established history as an independent discipline in Berlin?

Leopold Von Ranke

What does historiography refer to?

Systematic way of historical writing and study of the knowledge of the past

Which of the following is a major weakness in studying history according to the text?

Undermining or exaggerating the history of certain societies, religions, cultures, etc.

Test your knowledge on traditional Ethiopian writers and their literary works during the 20th century. Explore the contributions of writers like Aleqa Taye Mariam, Aleqa Asme Giorgis, and Negadrases Afework Gebre-Iyesus.

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