Egypt Tombs

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Egypt Tombs

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was Imhotep's contribution to pyramid design?
    • A. 

      He built the first mastabas as royal tombs for the pharaohs.

    • B. 

      He stacked mastabas, thereby creating the first step pyramid.

    • C. 

      He built the tallest pyramid .

    • D. 

      He was the first to add secret chambers to pyramids.

  • 2. 
    Why did the pyramid workers continue to live in the pyramid city after the pharaoh was entombed?
    • A. 

      Workers were needed to care for the tomb and say prayers for the pharaoh.

    • B. 

      Pyramid city neighborhoods were nicer than those they left behind.

    • C. 

      Property taxes were cheaper near the pyramid.

    • D. 

      Because they knew the pyramid's secrets, they were not allowed to go back to their old homes.

  • 3. 
    Why were wall paintings included in Egyptian tombs?
    • A. 

      Egyptians believed that the wall paintings could make a pleasurable life permanent.

    • B. 

      Egyptians believed the paintings would grant them immortality.

    • C. 

      Egyptians believed the paintings showed the gods how important the tomb owner was..

    • D. 

      Egyptians believed the paintings were a form of permanent memory.

  • 4. 
    Why did pharaohs move their royal tombs from the pyramids to the Valley of the Kings?
    • A. 

      Pyramids were easy targets for grave robbers.

    • B. 

      They could build bigger monuments in the Valley of the Kings.

    • C. 

      There were no robbers in the Valley of the Kings.

    • D. 

      There was no more space for pyramids.

  • 5. 
    What is one reason that King Tut's tomb remained mostly in tact?
    • A. 

      Tut's tomb was so small it was overlooked by grave robbers.

    • B. 

      The builders of Tut's tomb took extra care to hide it from grave robbers.

    • C. 

      There was really nothing of interest to grave robbers inside the tomb.

    • D. 

      Only Howard Carter had the key.

  • 6. 
    How did Egyptians use shabtis?
    • A. 

      Shabtis did the dead person's work in the afterlife.

    • B. 

      Shabtis guided the dead to the afterlife.

    • C. 

      Shabtis said prayers for the dead.

    • D. 

      Shabtis kept written records in the Hall of Maat.

  • 7. 
    What is a mastaba?
    • A. 

      A mastaba is an early type of royal tomb.

    • B. 

      Meaning "eternal home," mastabas are where it was believed the Egyptian gods lived.

    • C. 

      A mastaba was the "master's home."

    • D. 

      A mastaba is a royal feast honoring the pharaoh.

  • 8. 
    What ceremony took pace in the Hall of Maat?
    • A. 

      Deciding who would enter the afterlife, a dance-off was held in the Hall of Maat.

    • B. 

      To decide who was good and pure, the "Weighing of the Heart" took place in the Hall of Maat.

    • C. 

      To decide what things you could take to the afterlife, The "Weighing of Stuff" took place in the Hall of Maat.

    • D. 

      To decide who was toughest, the "Tickle with a Feather" test took place in the Hall of Maat.

  • 9. 
    Which god made it possible for all Egyptians to enter the afterlife?
    • A. 

      Maat.

    • B. 

      Anubis.

    • C. 

      Osirius.

    • D. 

      Thoth.

  • 10. 
    Who was Imhotep? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      He was Kinng Djoser's chief assistant.

    • B. 

      He was the designer of the Step Pyramid at Saqquara.

    • C. 

      He was the greatest pharaoh of the pyramid age.

    • D. 

      He was the builder of the largest Egyptian pyramids at Giza.