Egypt Hieroglyphics And The Rosetta Stone

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Egypt Hieroglyphics And The Rosetta Stone

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What three languages are written on the Rosetta Stone?
    • A. 

      Greek, Egyptian, Archaic

    • B. 

      Latin, Hieroglyphs, Demonic,

    • C. 

      Greek, Hieroglyphs, Demotic

    • D. 

      Hieroglyphs, Droll, Comic,

  • 2. 
    What does the word "hieroglyphs" mean?
    • A. 

      Picture writing.

    • B. 

      Sacred writing.

    • C. 

      Greek writing.

    • D. 

      Symbolic writing.

  • 3. 
    In which Egyptian town was the Rosetta Stone found?
    • A. 

      Memphis.

    • B. 

      Thebes.

    • C. 

      Champollion.

    • D. 

      Rashid.

  • 4. 
    What was the person in charge of writing things down in ancient Egypt called?
    • A. 

      A Hired Glyph maker.

    • B. 

      A Rosetta.

    • C. 

      A Scribe.

    • D. 

      A Hieratic.

  • 5. 
    Who is credited with cracking the code of Egyptian hieroglyphics and translating the Rosetta Stone?
    • A. 

      Napoleon Bonaparte

    • B. 

      Jean-Francois Champollion

    • C. 

      Ptolemy V

    • D. 

      Jean-Paul Cartouche

  • 6. 
    What led to the decline in the use of hieroglyphics?
    • A. 

      Future Roman emperor, Augustus, defeated Cleopatra and ended Egyptian rule of Egypt.

    • B. 

      With Romans ruling Egypt, a speedier writing system was needed.

    • C. 

      Roman Emperor Theodosius I outlawed non-Christian temples.

    • D. 

      The job of scribe was outlawed during Roman rule.

  • 7. 
    Difficulties with hieroglyphics included ______________. 
    • A. 

      Symbols could mean either words or sounds.

    • B. 

      Hieroglyphics could only be written on walls.

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics could be written in any direction.

    • D. 

      Hieroglyphics could only be read silently.

  • 8. 
    What was the chief advantage of hieratic and demotic writing for Egyptian scribes?
    • A. 

      They were faster than hieroglyphics.

    • B. 

      Anyone could read them.

    • C. 

      They could be written on papyrus.

    • D. 

      They could be used for official writing.

  • 9. 
    How did the discovery of the Rosetta Stone contribute to world history?
    • A. 

      It resulted in the French rule of Egypt.

    • B. 

      It unlocked the secrets of life in ancient Egypt.

    • C. 

      It created a language software.

    • D. 

      It created a need for larger Egypt wings in museums.

  • 10. 
    How did cartouches aid Champollion's translation of the Rosetta Stone?
    • A. 

      They were used to transport the Stone back to France.

    • B. 

      They phonetically spelled out the names of Egyptian rulers.

    • C. 

      They were used to break the text into three different languages.

    • D. 

      They were the key to understanding ideograms.