Ancient Egypt Quiz

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Ancient Egypt Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    In which direction does the Nile River flow?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 2. 
    What was the purpose for building Pyramids?
    • A. 

      To be seen from outer space

    • B. 

      To protect the body of a dead Pharaoh

    • C. 

      To hold parties and celebrations

    • D. 

      To attract grave robbers

  • 3. 
    All pyramids were built by slaves forced to work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of these is not a reason for wearing kohl makeup in ancient Egypt?
    • A. 

      Protection from dust

    • B. 

      Protection from disease

    • C. 

      Protection from sun glare

    • D. 

      Protection from invasion

  • 5. 
    Rough, rocky sections of the Nile are called
    • A. 

      Deltas

    • B. 

      Cataracts

    • C. 

      Deserts

    • D. 

      Papyrus

  • 6. 
    Hieroglyphics are 
    • A. 

      Egypt's ancient form of writing

    • B. 

      Spells and prayers said to the gods

    • C. 

      Spoken words used by pyramid builders

    • D. 

      Predatory animals in the Nile River

  • 7. 
    Relatives (cousins, uncles/nieces, aunt/nephews, even sisters and brothers) were sometimes married in ancient Egypt
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A(n) _____________ occurs when parents chose the spouse (person to marry) for their children.
    • A. 

      Chosen marriage

    • B. 

      Arranged marriage

    • C. 

      Lifetime of happiness

  • 9. 
    Egyptians used this to write on
    • A. 

      Mud-brick

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • D. 

      Papyrus

  • 10. 
    Which of these is not a step needed in the mummification process?
    • A. 

      Pack in salt

    • B. 

      Remove organs (except the heart usually)

    • C. 

      Place body in a Pyramid

    • D. 

      Wrap in linen strips

  • 11. 
    A dynasty is
    • A. 

      A long poem written to honor the gods

    • B. 

      A line of rulers from the same family

    • C. 

      An area of land meant for pyramid construction

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Another term to refer to "gods" is
    • A. 

      Embalm

    • B. 

      Dynasty

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      Deity

  • 13. 
    King ______________ united Egypt under one rule (wore a dual colored crown as well).
    • A. 

      Khufu

    • B. 

      Tut

    • C. 

      Narmer

    • D. 

      Kong

  • 14. 
    Papyrus was only used for making paper in ancient Egypt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of these was not invented in ancient Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Wheel

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Irrigation

    • D. 

      Paper

    • E. 

      Writing