How Well Do You Know Ancient Egypt?

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Ancient Egypt Quizzes & Trivia

Title says it all. . . Well not ALL. . . But enough.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is correct? 
    • A. 

      Pre-dynastic Egypt included the first pharaoh Narmer

    • B. 

      The old kingdom included the first step pyramids for Pharaoh Djoser

    • C. 

      Middle kingdom - mastaba tombs built

    • D. 

      A + B

    • E. 

      B + C

  • 2. 
    The pharaoh was known to be a/their
  • 3. 
    The Pharaoh was responsible for: 
    • A. 

      Writing letters, reading hieroglyphics, recording the taxed owed and paid etc.

    • B. 

      Governing the people, talking to the gods on their behalf, leading the army and navy etc.

    • C. 

      In the police unit to keep army keep law and order, guard tombs and protect Egypt against bandit attack.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A + C

  • 4. 
    Who united Egypt? 
    • A. 

      King Menes

    • B. 

      King Henes

    • C. 

      King Memphis

    • D. 

      King Egypt

    • E. 

      King Minus

  • 5. 
    People worked the land of Egypt on the behalf of the Pharaoh and paid a tax in return for the right of
    • A. 

      Usufruct

    • B. 

      Wesufruct

    • C. 

      Hanbefruct

    • D. 

      Bansefruct

    • E. 

      Wentafruct

  • 6. 
    To be a priest you needed to: 
    • A. 

      Shave daily

    • B. 

      Be clean

    • C. 

      Have no family

    • D. 

      A + B

    • E. 

      A + C

  • 7. 
    How many seasons did the Ancient Egyptians have and what were they?
    • A. 

      4 - Winter, Spring, Summer & Autumn

    • B. 

      2 - Swabe and Haowe

    • C. 

      3 - Akhet (June - September), Peret (October - February) and Shemu (March - May)

    • D. 

      0 - Ancient Egyptians didn't have any

    • E. 

      2 - Inundation & Nile

  • 8. 
    Why was the Nile River so important to the Ancient Egyptians?
    • A. 

      Drinking

    • B. 

      Food/Crops

    • C. 

      Inundation

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What happened when the Inundation came? 
    • A. 

      No farming because of flood so they built pyramids, tombs and temples for the Pharaoh

    • B. 

      They planted crops because this was the most likely time for rain to come

    • C. 

      Harvested their crops

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Don't choose me!

  • 10. 
    What is a shaduf? 
    • A. 

      Carrying water device

    • B. 

      Device that spread seeds over the ground

    • C. 

      Device that plowed the land

    • D. 

      Device that harvested the crops

    • E. 

      Weighing machine

  • 11. 
    What happened during the harvesting season? 
    • A. 

      Scribes took ALL the crops to give to the Pharaoh.

    • B. 

      Scribes measured the grain to see how much should be kept as seed for next planting, how much the landowners could have and how much the farmer could keep for himself (Form of taxation). Sometimes a second crop was planted.

    • C. 

      Scribes gathered all the crops from all the families and gave 30% to the Pharaoh and his family, and then gave themselves 10% and evenly distributed the rest.

    • D. 

      Scribes and Priests etc. took all the crops for themselves

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    What could papyrus be used for? 
    • A. 

      Toys or stationary or jewelry

    • B. 

      Paper or sails or boats

    • C. 

      Shoes or entire houses

    • D. 

      A + B

    • E. 

      B + C

  • 13. 
    The geographical features of Ancient Egypt would given them a great advantage in terms of warfare because: 
    • A. 

      Mountains surrounded all of Egypt

    • B. 

      Ancient Egypt was surrounded by vast desert so they would have to come down the Nile

    • C. 

      They would have had to run up a hill to reach the village

    • D. 

      They would have fallen into the Nile River

    • E. 

      The seas/oceans around Egypt were extremely rough

  • 14. 
    What were some dangers of living in Egypt? 
    • A. 

      Extreme heat, hippos, locusts, crocodiles etc.

    • B. 

      Wild dogs, cats

    • C. 

      Sun falling

    • D. 

      No water

    • E. 

      Crops would dry out

  • 15. 
    What animals did the Ancient Egyptians eat and hunt?
    • A. 

      Dogs, locusts and hippos

    • B. 

      Cattle, gazelles, wildfowl, and lions

  • 16. 
    What was probably the most important item in the Ancient Egyptian civilization and why?
    • A. 

      River Nile - Water etc.

    • B. 

      Lions - Hunted with the Pharaoh

    • C. 

      Papyrus reeds - Paper for exporting or houses etc.