Egypt Burial Practices And The Afterlife

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Egypt Burial Practices And The Afterlife

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How were the brains removed from a body during the mummification process?
    • A. 

      Tiny hooks were used to pull the brain through the nose.

    • B. 

      The brains were the home to the body's soul, so they were not removed.

    • C. 

      The skull was cut open to remove the brains.

    • D. 

      The brain was forced through the nostrils when saw dust was pushed into the body through the ears.

  • 2. 
    What is a mummy?
    • A. 

      A form of payment made to buy protection from a stronger nation.

    • B. 

      An embalmed body wrapped in strips of cloth.

    • C. 

      A large monument built for a king's burial.

    • D. 

      A British word meaning "Mother."

  • 3. 
    Which of the following ingredients were used in the mummification process? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Natron salt.

    • B. 

      Saw dust.

    • C. 

      Oils.

    • D. 

      Linen cloth.

    • E. 

      Date wine.

    • F. 

      Prayer.

  • 4. 
    What did the ancient Egyptians believe about the afterlife.
    • A. 

      It was a place of eternal rest.

    • B. 

      It was a place, much like Egypt, where you lived and played after you died.

    • C. 

      It was a place you went to meet the gods.

    • D. 

      It was a place where you were given a "do over" for all of your mistakes on earth.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was NOT required to move on to the afterlife in ancient Egypt?
    • A. 

      You had to have your name written down.

    • B. 

      You had to have your body preserved.

    • C. 

      You had to pass the weighing of the heart test in the Hall of Maat.

    • D. 

      The body had to be given a ritual bath in the waters of the Nile.

  • 6. 
    Preservation was so important that most people in ancient Egypt had their body mummified.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Egyptians preserved the bodies of their  dead, so that the Ba and the Ka would not get lost. What were the Ba and the Ka?
    • A. 

      Together, the Ba and the Ka are the dead person's soul.

    • B. 

      The Ba and the Ka were the names of the prayers said for the dead.

    • C. 

      The Ba and the Ka were the names of the containers used to store the heart and the brain.

    • D. 

      The Ba and the Ka were the two gods who guided the dead to the afterlife.

  • 8. 
    During the embalming process, the internal organs were removed from the body and were placed in jars for storage. What were those jars called?
    • A. 

      Canopic jars.

    • B. 

      Mason jars.

    • C. 

      Jars of Life.

    • D. 

      Jar Jar Binks..

  • 9. 
    About how long was the process to mummify and prepare the dead for burial?
    • A. 

      The burial process took about 70 days.

    • B. 

      The process began at birth and lasted until the time of one's death.

    • C. 

      It depended on how many people attended the procession.of the body.

    • D. 

      It depended on how much money the family had to spend.

  • 10. 
    Which of the statements below best describes the "Book of the Dead?"
    • A. 

      A book of magic.

    • B. 

      The pharaoh's official list of all who had died.

    • C. 

      Papyrus scrolls with spells that helped guide the dead safely to the afterlife.

    • D. 

      The life story of those who were to buried, read aloud so they would not forget it in the afterlife.