Egypt Pre-test

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Egypt Pre-test

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  • 1. 
    Because one physical feature was so vital to ancient settlers of Egypt adn Kush, most of their settlements were
    • A. 

      On hills

    • B. 

      In a desert

    • C. 

      Near a river

    • D. 

      Around trees

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A river valley

    • B. 

      A mountain range

    • C. 

      A hot, dry climate

    • D. 

      A long growing season

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Sea

    • B. 

      Marsh

    • C. 

      Desert

    • D. 

      Mountain

  • 4. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      Reunification

    • B. 

      Great pharaohs

    • C. 

      Widespread wars

    • D. 

      Military conquests

  • 15. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      Egypt and the Hittites

    • B. 

      Egypt and the Persians

    • C. 

      Egypt and the Assyrians

    • D. 

      Egypt and the Babylonians

  • 21. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      Owning land

    • B. 

      Running a business

    • C. 

      Working as a scribe

    • D. 

      Asking for a divorce

  • 23. 
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      To collect taxes

    • B. 

      To lead the army

    • C. 

      To decide court cases

    • D. 

      To help make alliances

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      They were worshiped as gods.

    • B. 

      They could become priestesses.

    • C. 

      They ran all religious ceremonies.

    • D. 

      They were not allowed in temples.

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      A statue of a god

    • B. 

      A pool for washing

    • C. 

      A public meeting area

    • D. 

      A bench only for women

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      To show earthly love

    • B. 

      To avoid the risk of poison

    • C. 

      To feed them in the afterlife

    • D. 

      To perform a sacrifice to the gods

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Papyrus was very difficult to write on.

    • B. 

      There were hundreds of hieroglyphics to learn.

    • C. 

      Students had to save money to buy a position.

    • D. 

      Teachers were so harsh that the students ran away.

  • 29. 
    Skilled scribes wrote on papyrus, which was made from
    • A. 

      A plant

    • B. 

      Soft clay

    • C. 

      Cotton rags

    • D. 

      Animal skins

  • 30. 
    Of these four groups, which one had the lowest social status?
    • A. 

      Priests

    • B. 

      Scribes

    • C. 

      Artisans

    • D. 

      Government officials

  • 31. 
    When people read from the Torah, they are reading from
    • A. 

      The Prophets and the Writings.

    • B. 

      The first five books of the Hebrew Bible.

    • C. 

      An ancient Egyptian book about the Hebrew people.

    • D. 

      A collection of prayers and poems used by early Jews.

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      He guided the Israelites out of Egypt.

    • B. 

      He moved with his family from Mesopotamia.

    • C. 

      He passed through the area as a wandering shepherd.

    • D. 

      He led an army that won the land from the Philistines.

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      More elegant temples

    • B. 

      Rules for how to act

    • C. 

      Famous leader-heroes

    • D. 

      Belief in one God

  • 34. 
    For which achievement is Solomon most famous?
    • A. 

      Uniting a nation

    • B. 

      Winning a battle

    • C. 

      Starting a school

    • D. 

      Building a temple

  • 35. 
    According to the Torah, what did Moses bring to his people from Mount Sinai?
    • A. 

      Food to eat in the desert

    • B. 

      The Ten Commandments

    • C. 

      Most of the Hebrew Bible

    • D. 

      Directions for building a temple.