Take The Geography Quiz On The Ancient Egypt!

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Take The Geography Quiz On The Ancient Egypt!

What do you know about Ancient Egypt? Ancient Egypt was a civilization in early North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River, positioned in the place that is now the country, Egypt. Ancient Egyptian civilization followed prehistoric Egypt. The prosperity of ancient Egyptian civilization came partly because of its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River. Take this quiz on Ancient Egypt and see what you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Answer the following in complete sentences: Explain how physical feature A affected the settlement of Egypt and Kush. (Remember spelling, capitalization, and punctuation will be graded as well.)
  • 2. 
    Answer the following in complete sentences: Explain how physical feature B affected the settlement of Egypt and Kush. (Remember spelling, capitalization, and punctuation will be graded as well)
  • 3. 
    Because one physical feature was so vital to ancient settlers of Egypt and Kush, most of their settlements were
    • A. 

      On hills.

    • B. 

      In a desert.

    • C. 

      Near a river.

    • D. 

      Around trees.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      A river delta

    • B. 

      A mountain range

    • C. 

      A hot, dry climate

    • D. 

      A long growing season

  • 5. 
    How did the desert help the people of Egypt and Kush?
    • A. 

      It had fertile land for crops.

    • B. 

      It made travel and trade easier.

    • C. 

      It grassy for grazing sheep.

    • D. 

      It protected Egypt from invaders

  • 6. 
    One of the ways settlers used the Mediterranean Sea was for
    • A. 

      Catching fish

    • B. 

      Watering cattle

    • C. 

      Irrigating their crops

    • D. 

      Getting drinking water

  • 7. 
    How did the yearly flooding of the Nile River affect the people of Egypt and Kush?
    • A. 

      It isolated their settlements.

    • B. 

      It left rich silt that improved the soil.

    • C. 

      It helped spread diseases.

    • D. 

      It caused some settlers to get sick.

  • 8. 
    Useful vegetation along the Nile River included
    • A. 

      Ducks and geese.

    • B. 

      Barges and boats.

    • C. 

      Reeds and papryus.

    • D. 

      Canals and ditches.

  • 9. 
    What was “dead” about the Dead Sea?
    • A. 

      It was too salty for any form of life.

    • B. 

      It was the scene of many historic battles.

    • C. 

      It was thought to be dangerous for fishing boats.

    • D. 

      It lay still, even when winds blew in the hills nearby.

  • 10. 
    How was the Jordan River different from the Nile River?
    • A. 

      It had a weak current.

    • B. 

      It attracted water birds.

    • C. 

      It did not flood regularly.

    • D. 

      It was full of fish.

  • 11. 
    The part of Canaan with the most vegetation was
    • A. 

      In the Syrian Desert.

    • B. 

      Beside the Dead Sea.

    • C. 

      Near the Jordan River.

    • D. 

      In the Labanon Mountains.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Topography

    • B. 

      Vegetation

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • D. 

      Kush

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Vegetation

    • B. 

      Nile River

    • C. 

      Topography

    • D. 

      Water

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Jordan River

    • B. 

      Nile River

    • C. 

      Yadkin River

    • D. 

      Tigris River

  • 15. 
     Which body of water was north of Africa and supported trade between Egypt and other civilizations?
    • A. 

      The Dead Sea

    • B. 

      The Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      The Mediterrean Sea

    • D. 

      The Sea of Galilee

  • 16. 
    Which place below BEST describes this statement: A nation in northeastern Africa, first settled around 3100 B.C.?
    • A. 

      Kush

    • B. 

      Canaan

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      Mesopotamia

  • 17. 
    Topography is the most important environmental factor that affects the settlement of an area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The papyrus plant helped improve communication in ancient Egypt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Saltwater is drinkable and can be used for farming.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False