Ancient Egypt Quiz: Fascinating Facts! Trivia

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Ancient Egypt Quiz: Fascinating Facts! Trivia

What do you know about ancient Egypt? Could you pass this quiz? Ancient Egypt is known for its many technological and artistic accomplishments. They created the pyramids and temples; they invented a system of writing known as hieroglyphs. They have also contributed to the progression of medicine, astronomy, and many other fields. Take this quiz and see how much you know about ancient Egypt.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which direction does the Nile River flow?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 2. 
    What was the purpose for building Pyramids?
    • A. 

      To be seen from outer space

    • B. 

      To protect the body of a dead Pharaoh

    • C. 

      To hold parties and celebrations

    • D. 

      To attract grave robbers

  • 3. 
    All pyramids were built by slaves forced to work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of these is not a reason for wearing kohl makeup in ancient Egypt?
    • A. 

      Protection from dust

    • B. 

      Protection from disease

    • C. 

      Protection from sun glare

    • D. 

      Protection from invasion

  • 5. 
    Rough, rocky sections of the Nile are called
    • A. 

      Deltas

    • B. 

      Cataracts

    • C. 

      Deserts

    • D. 

      Papyrus

  • 6. 
    Hieroglyphics are 
    • A. 

      Egypt's ancient form of writing

    • B. 

      Spells and prayers said to the gods

    • C. 

      Spoken words used by pyramid builders

    • D. 

      Predatory animals in the Nile River

  • 7. 
    Relatives (cousins, uncles/nieces, aunt/nephews, even sisters and brothers) were sometimes married in ancient Egypt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A(n) _____________ occurs when parents chose the spouse (person to marry) for their children.
    • A. 

      Chosen marriage

    • B. 

      Arranged marriage

    • C. 

      Lifetime of happiness

  • 9. 
    Egyptians used this to write on
    • A. 

      Mud-brick

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • D. 

      Papyrus

  • 10. 
    Which of these is not a step needed in the mummification process?
    • A. 

      Pack in salt

    • B. 

      Remove organs (except the heart usually)

    • C. 

      Place body in a Pyramid

    • D. 

      Wrap in linen strips

  • 11. 
    A dynasty is
    • A. 

      A long poem written to honor the gods

    • B. 

      A line of rulers from the same family

    • C. 

      An area of land meant for pyramid construction

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Another term to refer to "gods" is
    • A. 

      Embalm

    • B. 

      Dynasty

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      Deity

  • 13. 
    King ______________ united Egypt under one rule (wore a dual colored crown as well).
    • A. 

      Khufu

    • B. 

      Tut

    • C. 

      Narmer

    • D. 

      Kong

  • 14. 
    Papyrus was only used for making paper in ancient Egypt.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of these was not invented in ancient Mesopotamia?
    • A. 

      Wheel

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Irrigation

    • D. 

      Paper

    • E. 

      Writing

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