Knowledge Test About Ancient Egypt: Quiz!

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Knowledge Test About Ancient Egypt: Quiz!

Do you believe you have knowledge of all there is to understand regarding Ancient Egypt? Stay right here and find out with this quiz. Cleopatra was not Egyptian. She was born in Egypt, but she found her beginnings in a Macedonian Greek named Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Great’s generals. She was the first individual in her family to learn the Egyptian language. Good luck interpreting this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do we call a family of rulers whose power is passed down for many generations (usually from father to son)?
  • 2. 
    This is the title of the Egyptian ruler - it means "great house".
  • 3. 
    What is the name of the Egyptian writing system?
  • 4. 
    What is the ancient name for the strip of very dark, very fertile soil on each side of the Nile river?
  • 5. 
    Where were most of Egypt's major cities located?
    • A. 

      The Delta

    • B. 

      Lower Egypt

    • C. 

      West of the Nile

    • D. 

      Upper Egypt

    • E. 

      Both A and B

    • F. 

      Both A and D

  • 6. 
    Egypt was protected from invasion by.....
    • A. 

      Natural barriers

    • B. 

      Large fortification walls

    • C. 

      A standing army of over 100,000 men

    • D. 

      Making alliances with surrounding kingdoms

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Egypt was divided into two major regions known as...
    • A. 

      Upper Class Egypt and Working Class Egypt

    • B. 

      Highland Egypt and Lowland Egypt

    • C. 

      Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt

    • D. 

      Northern Kingdom and Southern Kingdom

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    When did Egyptian history begin according to historians?
    • A. 

      C. 3100 BCE

    • B. 

      When Menes united Upper & Lower Egypt

    • C. 

      When the first pyramid was built

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 9. 
    Who was the first female pharaoh in Egyptian history?
    • A. 

      Ramses

    • B. 

      Thutmose

    • C. 

      Tutankhamon

    • D. 

      Akhenaten

    • E. 

      Hatshepsut

    • F. 

      Menes

  • 10. 
    Which pharaoh tried to make all of Egypt monotheistic?
    • A. 

      Ramses

    • B. 

      Thutmose

    • C. 

      Tutankhamon

    • D. 

      Akhenaten

    • E. 

      Hatshepsut

    • F. 

      Menes

  • 11. 
    Which pharaoh is credited with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt?
    • A. 

      Ramses

    • B. 

      Thutmose

    • C. 

      Tutankhamon

    • D. 

      Akhenaten

    • E. 

      Hatshepsut

    • F. 

      Menes

  • 12. 
    Which pharaoh is famous for the discovery of his completely intact tomb?
    • A. 

      Ramses

    • B. 

      Thutmose

    • C. 

      Tutankhamon

    • D. 

      Akhenaten

    • E. 

      Hatshepsut

    • F. 

      Menes

  • 13. 
    The 70-day long Egyptian process of preserving human remains is called...
    • A. 

      Pickling

    • B. 

      Resurrecting

    • C. 

      Mummifying

    • D. 

      Stuffing

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements is true concerning Egyptian pyramids?
    • A. 

      They show the power of the pharaoh

    • B. 

      They serve as a protective tomb for the pharaoh

    • C. 

      They took many years and thousands of workers to build

    • D. 

      They are aligned with the stars to point to the "center of the heavens"

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Egyptians believed that the pharaoh was the son of ________________ , god of the _______________.
  • 16. 
    Only men could become pharaohs of Egypt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Egypt was the first unified nation in history.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of the following describes the workforce responsible for building the pyramids?
    • A. 

      They were slaves captured in war.

    • B. 

      They were native Egyptians who volunteered their time & effort.

    • C. 

      They were Egyptians who were conscripted to work by officials of the pharaoh.

    • D. 

      They were Egyptians who were provided food and shelter in exchange for their work.

    • E. 

      B and D only

    • F. 

      C and D only

  • 19. 
    Hieratic Script is....
    • A. 

      A simplified version of hieroglyphics

    • B. 

      A writing system used only by the pharaohs

    • C. 

      A secret writing system used by Egyptian embalmers

    • D. 

      A computer font used for official certificates

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The three major periods of Egyptian history are known as...
    • A. 

      The Old, New, and Improved Kingdoms

    • B. 

      The First, Middle, and Last Kingdoms

    • C. 

      The Old, Younger, and New Kingdoms

    • D. 

      The Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms

    • E. 

      None of the above

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