Life In Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz on the Fall 2012 semester class of Life in Ancient Egypt at the University of Florida


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Egyptians called the 'black land'
    • A. 

      Kemet

    • B. 

      Farafra

    • C. 

      Deshret

    • D. 

      Saqara

  • 2. 
    Who started the practice of subdividing events by dynasty?
    • A. 

      Herodotus

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Amenhemet

    • D. 

      Manetho

  • 3. 
    Manetho wrote the book on mummification, which is what we use today as our main source of information on the topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What color is Hapy, good of the flood?
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 5. 
    The Paleolithic happened 6,500 years ago and was a transition from a nomadic to a settled lifestyle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    First pre-dynastic group to have writing and mastabas?
    • A. 

      Bandarian

    • B. 

      Naqada I

    • C. 

      Naqada II

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Please check all that apply for the Lower Egypt.
    • A. 

      Called the Red Land

    • B. 

      Capital is Nekhen

    • C. 

      Deity is Edjo the cobra goddess

    • D. 

      Symbol is the White Crown

    • E. 

      Symbol is the Red Crown

    • F. 

      Located in Northern Egypt

    • G. 

      Located in Southern Egypt

    • H. 

      Capital is Buto

  • 8. 
    First king of Egypt?
    • A. 

      Menes

    • B. 

      Narmer

    • C. 

      The Catfish

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Dynasty 1 capital was at Memphis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Royal cemeteries
    • A. 

      Saqqara

    • B. 

      Abydos

    • C. 

      Giza

    • D. 

      Only A and B

  • 11. 
    Check off Dynasty 2 Kings
    • A. 

      Menes

    • B. 

      Peribsen

    • C. 

      Khufu

    • D. 

      Hotepsekhemwy

    • E. 

      Khasekhemwy

  • 12. 
    The Old Kingdom was from 2686-2181 BCE
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In the Old Kingdom, peasantry made up ____% of the population.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      80

  • 14. 
    Djoser is the king associate with the first true pyramid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Check off all of the kings of the 4th dynasty.
    • A. 

      Sneferu

    • B. 

      Djoser

    • C. 

      Khufu

    • D. 

      Khafra

    • E. 

      Nerfartiti

    • F. 

      Giza

    • G. 

      Menkaura

  • 16. 
    How many pyramids did Sneferu build?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

  • 17. 
    Which king of the Giza complex had the largest pyramid?
    • A. 

      Menkaura

    • B. 

      Khufu

    • C. 

      Khafra

    • D. 

      Sneferu

  • 18. 
    In the 4th dynasty, the name plates were shaped like a mastaba.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Chief wife of Sneferu?
    • A. 

      Nefartiti

    • B. 

      Cleopatra

    • C. 

      Hetepheres

    • D. 

      Nebmaat

  • 20. 
    Check off the things needed to build a pyramid
    • A. 

      A good attitude

    • B. 

      Flat land

    • C. 

      Close to limestone

    • D. 

      Middle distance to river

    • E. 

      Uniforms

    • F. 

      Workers village

    • G. 

      Obsidian

    • H. 

      Diorite

  • 21. 
    The Causeway with the Sphinx was originally built for Menkaura.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Why did the Old Kingdom collapse?
    • A. 

      Not enough food.

    • B. 

      Too much distribution of power.

    • C. 

      Loss of faith in King's unique claim to immortality.

    • D. 

      Loss of wealth through donations.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 23. 
    The First ntermediate Period included dynasties:
    • A. 

      1-4

    • B. 

      5-6

    • C. 

      7-11

    • D. 

      12-16

  • 24. 
    Capital during First Intermediate period:
    • A. 

      Memphis

    • B. 

      It Towy

    • C. 

      Herakelopolis

    • D. 

      Thebes

    • E. 

      A, C and D

  • 25. 
    Intef, a Theban noble, challenged a royal power of Herakelopolis by proclaiming himself king of upper and lower Egypt. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False