Ancient Egypt Practice Test Quiz

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Ancient Egypt Practice Test Quiz

The history of ancient Egypt spans the period from the early prehistoric settlements of the northern Nile valley to the Roman conquest. The Pharaonic Period is dated from when Upper and Lower Egypt were unified, until the country fell under Macedonian rule. Test your knowledge of this topic by taking the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Kemet

    • B. 

      Gift of the Nile

    • C. 

      Deshret

    • D. 

      Papyrus

  • 2. 
    The rich, black soil around the Nile River were called...
    • A. 

      Kemet

    • B. 

      Deshret

    • C. 

      Papyrus

    • D. 

      Osiris

  • 3. 
    Ancient Egypt is often called the Gift of the _______
    • A. 

      Nile

    • B. 

      Gods

    • C. 

      Mediterranean

    • D. 

      Osiris

  • 4. 
    Ancient Egyptian formal writing is called....
    • A. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • B. 

      Nileometer

    • C. 

      Hieratic

    • D. 

      Thoth

  • 5. 
    Every year the Nile river would __________, this would leave behind rich soil and make it very easy to grow crops.
    • A. 

      Flood

    • B. 

      Dry up

    • C. 

      Change course

    • D. 

      Disappear

  • 6. 
    Which of these was NOT an Ancient Egyptian invention that helped them to move water from the Nile to the fields.
    • A. 

      Papyrus

    • B. 

      Canals

    • C. 

      Ditches

    • D. 

      Shaduf

  • 7. 
    Ancient Egyptians believed the Pharaoh was ______
    • A. 

      A god

    • B. 

      Elected by the people

    • C. 

      The everyday jman

    • D. 

      The Nile

  • 8. 
    Egypt's civilization began around the ____________ river.
    • A. 

      Nile

    • B. 

      Tigris

    • C. 

      Mississippi

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 9. 
    The Nile River flooded so predictably that the Ancient Egyptians designed their ___________ around it.
    • A. 

      Calendar

    • B. 

      Social structure

    • C. 

      Writing

    • D. 

      Entertainment

  • 10. 
    At the top of the Egyptian Social Structure was the ______.
    • A. 

      Pharaoh

    • B. 

      Priest

    • C. 

      Farmer

    • D. 

      Trader

  • 11. 
    These people were the second from the bottom of the social structure and supplied all the food for the civilization.
    • A. 

      Farmers and Herders

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Priests

    • D. 

      Pharaoh

  • 12. 
    Hieroglyphics were first translated using the ___________.
    • A. 

      Rosetta Stone

    • B. 

      Google

    • C. 

      Red Scrolls

    • D. 

      Stars

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      East

  • 14. 
    Egypt was divided into two sections they are the ____________.
    • A. 

      Upper and Lower Egypt

    • B. 

      East and West Egypt

    • C. 

      Top and Bottom Egypt

    • D. 

      Wet and Wild Egypt

  • 15. 
    The Nile flows into the ___________________. This allowed it to trade with other ancient  civilizations such as Greece and Rome.
    • A. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • C. 

      Red Sea

    • D. 

      Gulf of Mexico

  • 16. 
    Ancient Egyptians believed that the Ba and the Ka were
    • A. 

      Two Egyptian gods

    • B. 

      Two famous mummies

    • C. 

      Two parts of the soul

    • D. 

      Two great Pharaohs

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Tried to embalm the body themselves

    • B. 

      Buried it in the desert sand

    • C. 

      Prayed for 40 days

    • D. 

      Left the bodies in the NIle

  • 18. 
    Ancient Egyptians put 4 internal organs into  _____________.
    • A. 

      Canopic Jars

    • B. 

      Mason Jars

    • C. 

      Feed them to sacred cats

    • D. 

      Left them at the four corners of the Pyramid

  • 19. 
    The Ancient Egyptians did not think __________ ________ was important. So, the pulled it out through the nose.
    • A. 

      The Brain

    • B. 

      The Stomach

    • C. 

      The Lungs

    • D. 

      The Liver

  • 20. 
    Why did Ancient Egyptians feel they needed mummies and riches in their tombs?
    • A. 

      They need them in the afterlife

    • B. 

      So family could visit them

    • C. 

      To leave them for their grandchildren

    • D. 

      To leave for future generations to find and worship