Egyptian Pharaohs Quiz

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Egyptian Pharaohs Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is 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 help Tut learn about farway lands.

  • 2. 
    Why did the ancient Egyptians make mummies?
    • A. 

      To decorate palaces 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

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Temples for religious worship

    • B. 

      Storehouses for reserves of grain

    • C. 

      Homes for the pharaoh's servants

    • D. 

      Tombs for pharaohs when they died

  • 4. 
    What is one characteristics for which Egypt's Middle Kingdom is especially famous?
    • A. 

      Reunification

    • B. 

      Great pharaohs

    • C. 

      Widespread wars

    • D. 

      Military conquests

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    What was one method Khufu used to ensure that his power would be accepted?
    • A. 

      He declared that he was a god.

    • B. 

      He had many children.

    • C. 

      He made strong treaties.

    • D. 

      He killed his rivals.

  • 7. 
    It was built from more than two 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

  • 8. 
    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. 

      Murex snails used to make purple dye

  • 9. 
    Why did archaeologists reconstruct the White Chapel?
    • A. 

      It offered tourists shade while they waited for a guide.

    • B. 

      It gave the scientist 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 later ruler.

  • 10. 
    Hatshepsut was the first pharaoh who was
    • A. 

      A god.

    • B. 

      A child.

    • C. 

      A priest.

    • D. 

      A woman.

  • 11. 
    Which phrase best describes Hatshepsut's monuments at Dayr al-Bahri?
    • A. 

      A pyramid constructed in the open desert.

    • B. 

      A mud-brick structure found on a island

    • C. 

      A shrine dug out of rock below ground level

    • D. 

      A great temple built into a cliff above the river

  • 12. 
    Answer the riddle below. I ruled Egypt for more that 60 years. I was a famous military leader. I had hundreds of statues of me built--all over Egypt! Who was I?
    • A. 

      Khufu

    • B. 

      Senusret I

    • C. 

      Ramses II

    • D. 

      Hatshepsut

  • 13. 
    Who signed the world's first peace treaty?
    • A. 

      Egypt and Hittites

    • B. 

      Egypt and the Persians

    • C. 

      Egypt and the Assyrians

    • D. 

      Egypt and the Babylonians

  • 14. 
    Which pharaoh encouraged trade with mainly the African Kingdom of Punt?
    • A. 

      Cleopatra

    • B. 

      Senusret I

    • C. 

      Ramses II

    • D. 

      Hatshepsut

  • 15. 
    Cleopatra was the last Egyptian Pharaoh, but she was not of Egyptian hertiage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False