How Well You Know Egypt? Trivia Facts Quiz

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How Well You Know Egypt? Trivia Facts Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    Which of these was part of the topography of ancient Egypt?
    • A. 

      A river valley

    • B. 

      A mountain range

    • C. 

      A hot, dry climate

    • D. 

      A long growing season

  • 3. 
    Which of these words best describes the environment of the Nile Delta?
    • A. 

      Sea

    • B. 

      Marsh

    • C. 

      Desert

    • D. 

      Mountain

  • 4. 
    How did the desert help the people of Kush and Egypt?
    • A. 

      It had fertile land for crops.

    • B. 

      It made trade and travel easy.

    • C. 

      It was grassy for grazing sheep.

    • D. 

      It offered protection from invaders.

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    Useful vegetation along the Nile River included
    • A. 

      Ducks and geese.

    • B. 

      Barges and boats.

    • C. 

      Reeds and papyrus.

    • D. 

      Canals and ditches.

  • 7. 
    The wet, fertile plains in ancient Canaan bordered the
    • A. 

      Negev Desert.

    • B. 

      Sea of Galilee.

    • C. 

      Mediterranean Sea.

    • D. 

      Lebanon Mountains.

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    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 Lebanon Mountains.

  • 10. 
    Which best describes herders in Canaan?
    • A. 

      They planted grain crops.

    • B. 

      They lived a nomadic life.

    • C. 

      They built houses of mud bricks.

    • D. 

      They had a stable food supply.

  • 11. 
    Why was King Tut one of the most well-known pharaohs?
    • A. 

      Tut lived and ruled for more than 70 years.

    • B. 

      Amazing artifacts were found in Tut's tomb.

    • C. 

      Tut was the first woman to claim power over Egypt.

    • D. 

      Trade expeditions helped Tut learn about faraway lands.

  • 12. 
    Why did the ancient Egypitians make mummies?
    • A. 

      To decorate favorite places of the pharaohs

    • B. 

      To preserve dead bodies of the pharaohs

    • C. 

      To transport goods up and down the Nile

    • D. 

      To educate and protect the royal children.

  • 13. 
    What was the major purpose of building the pyramids?
    • A. 

      Temples for religious worship

    • B. 

      Storehouses for reserves of grain

    • C. 

      Homes for the pharaohs servants

    • D. 

      Tombs for the pharaohs when they died

  • 14. 
    What is one characteristic for which Egypt's the Middle Kingdom is especially famous?
    • A. 

      Reunification

    • B. 

      Great pharaohs

    • C. 

      Widespread wars

    • D. 

      Military conquests

  • 15. 
    Which period is often called the golden age, a time when Egypt had reached the height of its power?
    • A. 

      The Old Kingdom

    • B. 

      The Middle Kingdom

    • C. 

      The New Kingdom

    • D. 

      After the New Kingdom

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      He declared that he was a god.

    • B. 

      He had many children.

    • C. 

      He made strong treaties.

    • D. 

      He killed his rivals.

  • 17. 
    It was built from more than 2 million stone blocks. It had tunnels inside. What was it?
    • A. 

      The Sphinx

    • B. 

      The White Chapel

    • C. 

      The temple at Abu Simbel

    • D. 

      The Great Pyramid at Giza

  • 18. 
    Senusret I controlled a source of natural resources that were used in beautiful works of art. What was that source?
    • A. 

      Forests of giant cedar trees

    • B. 

      Hot, bubbling mineral springs

    • C. 

      Mines for gold, copper, and gems

    • D. 

      Flocks of birds with scarlet feathers

  • 19. 
    Why did archaeologists reconstruct the White Chapel?
    • A. 

      It offered tourists shade while they waited for a guide.

    • B. 

      It gave scientists a place to study what they dug up.

    • C. 

      It was an experiment to learn old construction methods.

    • D. 

      It was built by Senusret I but had been taken apart by a lter ruler.

  • 20. 
    Who signed the world's first peace treaty?
    • A. 

      Egypt and the Hittites

    • B. 

      Egypt and the Persians

    • C. 

      Egypt and the Assyrians

    • D. 

      Egypt and the Babylonians

  • 21. 
    Who built the giant temples of the pharaohs?
    • A. 

      Scribes who kept poor records

    • B. 

      Government officials out of favor

    • C. 

      Peasant farmers during the flood season

    • D. 

      Priests hoping to get jobs at the temples

  • 22. 
    Which of these activities was permitted only to men?
    • A. 

      Owning land

    • B. 

      Running a business

    • C. 

      Working as a scribe

    • D. 

      Asking for a divorce

  • 23. 
    How did most government officials get their jobs?
    • A. 

      They attended school to learn how to govern.

    • B. 

      Popular elections showed the vote of the people.

    • C. 

      Priests relied on signs from the gods to choose them.

    • D. 

      They inherited the position from a family member.

  • 24. 
    What was an important duty of the vizier?
    • A. 

      To collect taxes

    • B. 

      To lead the army

    • C. 

      To decide court cases

    • D. 

      To help make alliances

  • 25. 
    Which sentence best describes the role of women in religion?
    • A. 

      They were worshiped as gods.

    • B. 

      They could become priestesses.

    • C. 

      They ran all religious ceremonies.

    • D. 

      They were not allowed in temples.