Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your knowledge of the vocabulary and basic information about ancient Egypt.


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