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Համազգային Հայ Կրթական Եւ Մշակութային Միութիւն
Hamazkayin Armenian Education and Cultural Society
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It is the Armenian literary language, used from 5th to mid-19th century. What is it called?

    • A.

      Ashkharhapar

    • B.

      Kerapar

    • C.

      Serpapar

    • D.

      Hayapar

    Correct Answer
    B. Kerapar
    Explanation
    Kerapar is the correct answer because it was the Armenian literary language used from the 5th to the mid-19th century. It was the standard form of the language during that time period and was used for writing and literature. Ashkharhapar, Serpapar, and Hayapar are not the correct answers as they do not refer to the Armenian literary language used during that specific time period.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the author of the words of Armenia's national anthem?

    • A.

      Arno Babadjanian

    • B.

      Aram Khachaturian

    • C.

      Mikael Nalbandian

    • D.

      Gomidas

    Correct Answer
    C. Mikael Nalbandian
    Explanation
    Mikael Nalbandian is the author of the words of Armenia's national anthem.

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  • 3. 

    What is the Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan called?

    • A.

      Mayr Hayasdan

    • B.

      Statue of David of Sassoun

    • C.

      Cascade

    • D.

      Tsitsernakaberd

    Correct Answer
    D. Tsitsernakaberd
    Explanation
    Tsitsernakaberd is the correct answer because it is the Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan. The word "Tsitsernakaberd" translates to "Fortress of Swallows" in English. The memorial was built in 1967 and serves as a tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, which took place during World War I. It consists of a large memorial stone and an eternal flame, surrounded by twelve slabs symbolizing the twelve lost provinces of historic Armenia. The memorial is an important symbol of remembrance and commemoration for the Armenian people.

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  • 4. 

    Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Association is an organization which has many branches in Armenia and Diaspora. It aims to preserve the Armenian language and heritage. When was it founded?

    • A.

      April 28, 1920

    • B.

      May 28, 1928

    • C.

      May 28, 1918

    • D.

      September 15, 1920

    Correct Answer
    B. May 28, 1928
    Explanation
    Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Association was founded on May 28, 1928.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the composer of “Mer Hayrenik”

    • A.

      Parsegh Ganachian

    • B.

      Arno Babajanian

    • C.

      Aram Khachadourian

    • D.

      Ara Gevorgyan

    Correct Answer
    A. Parsegh Ganachian
    Explanation
    Parsegh Ganachian is the composer of "Mer Hayrenik".

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  • 6. 

    When was the Armenian alphabet created?

    Correct Answer
    405 AD
    Explanation
    The Armenian alphabet was created in 405 AD.

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  • 7. 

     Who is “The poet of all Armenians”? 

    • A.

      Siamanto

    • B.

      Vahan Tekeyan

    • C.

      Hovhannes Toumanian

    • D.

      Bedros Tourian

    Correct Answer
    C. Hovhannes Toumanian
    Explanation
    Hovhannes Toumanian is known as "The poet of all Armenians" because of his significant contributions to Armenian literature. His works, which include poems, fairy tales, and fables, are beloved by Armenians worldwide and have played a crucial role in shaping Armenian cultural identity. Toumanian's writing often focused on themes of love, nature, and national pride, resonating deeply with his readers. His ability to capture the essence of Armenian culture and convey it through his poetry has earned him the title of "The poet of all Armenians."

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  • 8. 

    Who is the hero of an Armenian Legend who could carve images on the rocks with his fingernails?

    Correct Answer
    Dork Ankegh
    Explanation
    Dork Ankegh is the hero of an Armenian Legend who possessed the extraordinary ability to carve images on rocks using his fingernails.

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  • 9. 

    How many years old did Erebuni-Yerevan become in 2018?

    • A.

      2800

    • B.

      90

    • C.

      1800

    • D.

      102

    Correct Answer
    A. 2800
    Explanation
    Erebuni-Yerevan became 2800 years old in 2018. This suggests that the city was founded 2800 years ago, making it a historically significant location with a rich cultural heritage.

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  • 10. 

    The Milky Way constellation in pagan Armenia is called Հարդագողի Ճանապարհ Straw Thief’s Way.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In pagan Armenia, the Milky Way constellation is indeed referred to as "Հարդագողի Ճանապարհ" which translates to "Straw Thief's Way". This name reflects the cultural beliefs and mythology of ancient Armenia, where the Milky Way was associated with a mythological figure who stole straw from farmers. This explanation supports the given answer that the statement is true.

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  • 11. 

    The 1st Republic of Armenia was announced on May 28, 1918.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The 1st Republic of Armenia was indeed announced on May 28, 1918. This marked the establishment of an independent Armenian state after centuries of foreign rule. It was a significant moment in Armenian history and a milestone in their struggle for self-determination.

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  • 12. 

    The significance of the First Republic of Armenia was the official existence as a Democratic Republic of Armenia, and the first modern Armenian state since the loss of Armenian statehood in the Middle Ages.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The First Republic of Armenia was significant because it marked the official establishment of a Democratic Republic of Armenia, which was the first modern Armenian state since the Middle Ages. This means that after centuries of losing their statehood, Armenians were able to regain their independence and have a democratic government. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the prime minister of the First Republic of Armenia?

    • A.

      Aram Manougian

    • B.

      Simon Vratsian

    • C.

      Drastamat Kanayan

    • D.

      Hovhannes Kachazouni

    Correct Answer
    D. Hovhannes Kachazouni
    Explanation
    Hovhannes Kachazouni was the prime minister of the First Republic of Armenia. He served as the head of government during the early years of the republic, from May to November 1918. Kachazouni played a crucial role in establishing the independent Armenian state after the collapse of the Russian Empire and the end of World War I. His leadership and efforts were instrumental in laying the foundations of the First Republic of Armenia and its democratic institutions.

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  • 14. 

    Who is Viken Zakarian?

    • A.

      The current prime minister of Artsakh

    • B.

      US Ambassador to Armenia

    • C.

      One of the fallen heroes during Liberation Battle of Shushi

    • D.

      An Armenian Singer

    Correct Answer
    C. One of the fallen heroes during Liberation Battle of Shushi
    Explanation
    Viken Zakarian is one of the fallen heroes during the Liberation Battle of Shushi. This suggests that he was a courageous individual who fought for the liberation of Shushi, demonstrating his dedication and bravery. As a fallen hero, he likely made significant sacrifices for the cause and is remembered for his contributions to the battle.

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