Do You Know Menes Of Egypt?

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Do You Know Menes Of Egypt? - Quiz

The personality of Menes is the subject of an ongoing debate, although standard Egyptological consensus recognizes Menes with the First Dynasty pharaoh Hor-Aha or Naqada III ruler Narmer. Take this short quiz to learn more about the Menes of Egypt.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which king unified lower and upper Egypt? 

    • A.

      Amenhoptep

    • B.

      Menes

    • C.

      Tutankhamen

    • D.

      Nefertiti

    Correct Answer
    B. Menes
    Explanation
    Menes is the correct answer because he is known as the king who unified upper and lower Egypt. He is considered the first pharaoh of Egypt and is credited with founding the first dynasty. Menes established his capital in Memphis and successfully brought together the two regions, creating a unified and powerful kingdom. His unification of Egypt marked the beginning of a long line of pharaohs who would rule over a united Egypt for centuries to come.

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  • 2. 

    What is the length of Cairo from Assuit

    • A.

      100 kilometers

    • B.

      200 kilometers

    • C.

      250 kilometers

    • D.

      200 miles

    Correct Answer
    C. 250 kilometers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 250 kilometers. This indicates that the distance between Cairo and Assuit is 250 kilometers.

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  • 3. 

    The name "Menes" was derived from an Egyptian historian and priest called: 

    • A.

      Narmer

    • B.

      Manetho

    • C.

      Naqada

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Manetho
    Explanation
    Manetho was an Egyptian historian and priest who lived during the 3rd century BCE. He is known for his work called "Aegyptiaca," which is a history of Egypt from its earliest times to the conquest of Alexander the Great. Manetho's work is considered an important source of information about ancient Egyptian history, including the reigns of the pharaohs. Therefore, it is likely that the name "Menes" was derived from Manetho's writings, making him the correct answer to the question.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name given to the old kingdom?

    • A.

      The age of the pyramids

    • B.

      Dark ages

    • C.

      Golden age

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. The age of the pyramids
    Explanation
    The name given to the old kingdom is "The age of the pyramids" because during this time period, which is also known as the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, the construction of pyramids reached its peak. The pyramids were built as tombs for the pharaohs and were a prominent feature of this era.

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  • 5. 

    When did King Narmer (Menes) conquered Egypt? 

    • A.

      About 2800 B.C.E.

    • B.

      About 2000 B.C.E

    • C.

      About 2500 B.C.E

    • D.

      About 3100 B.C.E.

    Correct Answer
    D. About 3100 B.C.E.
    Explanation
    King Narmer (Menes) conquered Egypt around 3100 B.C.E. This date is significant because it marks the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt and the establishment of the first dynasty. This event is considered the beginning of ancient Egyptian civilization and the start of the Old Kingdom period. The unification of Egypt under King Narmer laid the foundation for a centralized government and the development of a complex society that would thrive for thousands of years.

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  • 6. 

    Where were the Pharaohs buried amid the new kingdom age?

    • A.

      The Sphinx

    • B.

      Alexandria

    • C.

      Valley of the Kings

    • D.

      Giza

    Correct Answer
    C. Valley of the Kings
    Explanation
    During the New Kingdom age, the Pharaohs were buried in the Valley of the Kings. This location, situated on the west bank of the Nile River near the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), was chosen for its strategic and secluded nature. The valley's rugged cliffs provided a natural defense against tomb robbers, ensuring the preservation of the Pharaohs' treasures and mummies. Over 60 tombs have been discovered in the Valley of the Kings, including the famous tomb of Tutankhamun, making it a significant archaeological site in Egypt.

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  • 7. 

    Who ordered the priest Manetho to gather together a complete history of Egypt?

    • A.

      Ptolemy II Philadelphus

    • B.

      Alexandra the great

    • C.

      Diodorus Siculus

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Ptolemy II Philadelphus
    Explanation
    Ptolemy II Philadelphus ordered the priest Manetho to gather together a complete history of Egypt.

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  • 8. 

    In pliny's account, why was Menes credited?

    • A.

      For unifying the upper and lower Egypt

    • B.

      For inventing writing in Egypt

    • C.

      For winning battles

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. For inventing writing in Egypt
    Explanation
    Menes was credited for inventing writing in Egypt. This means that he was recognized for being the one who developed a system of written communication in ancient Egypt. This was a significant achievement as it allowed for the recording and preservation of information, and it played a crucial role in the development of Egyptian civilization. Menes' contribution in inventing writing was highly valued and acknowledged in Pliny's account.

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  • 9. 

    Who gave an account of the story of Menes related by the priests of the crocodile god Sobek?

    • A.

      George Stanley Faber

    • B.

      Gaston Maspero

    • C.

      Diodorus Siculus

    • D.

      Edwards

    Correct Answer
    C. Diodorus Siculus
    Explanation
    Diodorus Siculus is the correct answer because he is known for his extensive historical works, including "Bibliotheca historica" which covers various topics, including the history and mythology of ancient Egypt. In this work, Diodorus Siculus gives an account of the story of Menes as related by the priests of the crocodile god Sobek, making him the most likely candidate to have provided this account.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following animals killed Menes? 

    • A.

      Hippopotamus

    • B.

      Lion

    • C.

      Cow

    • D.

      Buffalo

    Correct Answer
    A. Hippopotamus
    Explanation
    Menes was killed by a hippopotamus.

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