Ancient Egypt Civilization Quiz Questions

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Ancient Egypt Civilization Quiz Questions

The great Pyramids are some of the things that come to mind every time we mention ancient Egypt. However, a lot of civilization has occurred in the recent years. The quiz below tests on how much you know of this.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Nile River flows through two important regions in Egypt called...
    • A. 

      Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt

    • B. 

      Mesopotamia

    • C. 

      Eastern Egypt and Western Egpyt

    • D. 

      Nubia and Cairo

  • 2. 
    The Nile River Valley was well suited for settlement.  Which of the following statements supports this fact?
    • A. 

      The geography supported Various desert plants and birds.

    • B. 

      The geography included many areas for hungers to hunt widely.

    • C. 

      The geography included areas for farming.

    • D. 

      The geography helped unify the country

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes how the Egyptian civilization developed?
    • A. 

      Villages replaced towns.

    • B. 

      Farms grew into villages and then cities.

    • C. 

      Cities broke off into scattered farms.

    • D. 

      Farms replaced cities and then pyramids

  • 4. 
    Besides providing a stable food diet, what other advantage did Egypt's location provide for early Egyptians?
    • A. 

      It had temples in which to worship

    • B. 

      It had Sumerian artwork to use as decoration.

    • C. 

      It had natural barriers to protect against invaders.

    • D. 

      It had two dynasties to celebrate religious traditions.

  • 5. 
    Pyramids are
    • A. 

      Warehouses where surplus food is stored

    • B. 

      Temples where the people are allowed to come and pray

    • C. 

      Stone tombs with four rectangle-shaped sides that join a limestone roof.

    • D. 

      Royal tombs with four triangle-shaped sides that meet in a point on top.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following best defines dynasty?
    • A. 

      A collection of queens

    • B. 

      A collection of kingdoms

    • C. 

      Series of rulers from different familes

    • D. 

      Series of rulers from the same family

  • 7. 
    The first pharaoh built a new capital city at the southern tip of the Nile Delta called
    • A. 

      Nekhen

    • B. 

      Memphis

    • C. 

      Pe

    • D. 

      Sinai

  • 8. 
    The political order of Egypt around 3200 BC was based on
    • A. 

      Merchants who helped build trade routes

    • B. 

      Priests who helped build the temples.

    • C. 

      Wealthy farmers who emerged as leaders

    • D. 

      Wealthy fisherman who emerged as leaders

  • 9. 
    The first pharaoh and rulers after him wore a double crown to symbolize
    • A. 

      That the Nile River flowed two ways

    • B. 

      That both farming and herding were important

    • C. 

      Their joint rule with their respective queens

    • D. 

      Their rule over both Upper and Lower Egypt

  • 10. 
    Who would the people of Egypt blame if crops did not grow or disease struck?
    • A. 

      The farmers whose small villages were unclean

    • B. 

      The mummies whose ka was disturbed

    • C. 

      The pharaoh who was both ruler and god

    • D. 

      The dynasty that was in power

  • 11. 
    The most famous pharoah of the Old Kingdom was
    • A. 

      Horus

    • B. 

      Sinai

    • C. 

      Menes

    • D. 

      Khufu

  • 12. 
    Which of the following did not cause social classes to appear during the Old Kingdom?
    • A. 

      Need for government officials

    • B. 

      Increase in farming

    • C. 

      Sumerian influences

    • D. 

      Increase in population

  • 13. 
    Which of the following beliefs was central to Egyptian religion?
    • A. 

      The afterlife

    • B. 

      The pyramids

    • C. 

      The pharoahs

    • D. 

      The heavens

  • 14. 
    How was Egypt able to build pyramids and temples?
    • A. 

      The pharaohs' families paid the costs

    • B. 

      It collected taxes from the people

    • C. 

      It collected payments from Sumer

    • D. 

      The priests held religions festivals

  • 15. 
    Which statement best describes the burial practices of Egyptians
    • A. 

      Egyptians preserved bodies as mummies.

    • B. 

      Egyptians carried their dead to neighboring countries.

    • C. 

      Egyptians used a funeral pyre for their dead.

    • D. 

      Egyptians buried their dead in the river

  • 16. 
    Who drove the Hyksos out of Egypt to begin the New Kingdom?
    • A. 

      Otzi

    • B. 

      Ramses the Great

    • C. 

      Ahmose of the Thebes

    • D. 

      Queen Hatshepsut

  • 17. 
    By the 1400s BC, Egypt was the leading military power.  Based on this fact, what conclusion can you make about Egypt's resources?
    • A. 

      It was a rich country.

    • B. 

      It was a poor country.

    • C. 

      Its resources were being heavily taxed.

    • D. 

      Its resources were being sent to help other countries.

  • 18. 
    What factor contributed most to the growth of trade in the New Kingdom?
    • A. 

      Egypt's defeat of the Sinai Peninsula

    • B. 

      Egypt's creation of an army

    • C. 

      Egypt's conquest of distant lands

    • D. 

      Egypt's creation of the pyramids.

  • 19. 
    After the wars in the Middle Kingdom, Egypt
    • A. 

      Created a professional army

    • B. 

      Created a Middle Kingdom god

    • C. 

      Destroyed all its temples

    • D. 

      Disbanded the scribes

  • 20. 
    What job employed the most people in Egypt?
    • A. 

      Merchant

    • B. 

      Farmer

    • C. 

      Scribe

    • D. 

      Architect

  • 21. 
    Ramses the Great is best remembered
    • A. 

      For his ability as an artist

    • B. 

      As a great scribe

    • C. 

      For his untimely death at the hands of Ahmose

    • D. 

      As a great warrior and builder

  • 22. 
    Which of these following is not a feature you might find inside the Egyptian temple?
    • A. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • B. 

      Sphinxes

    • C. 

      Paintings

    • D. 

      Sanctuary

  • 23. 
    Why were tombs filled with art, jewelry, and other treasures?
    • A. 

      The tombs served as museums.

    • B. 

      The tombs were private storage rooms of the pharaoh.

    • C. 

      Egyptians believed tombs to be the safest places in the kingdom.

    • D. 

      Egyptians believed the dead enjoyed such materials in the afterlife.

  • 24. 
    Whose tomb, discovered in 1922, taught us much about Egyptian burial practices and beliefs?
    • A. 

      King Tutankhamen

    • B. 

      Ahmose of Thebes

    • C. 

      Ramses the Great

    • D. 

      Queen Hatshepsut

  • 25. 
    All of the following are ancient documents that have been preserved for centuries except
    • A. 

      Government records

    • B. 

      Medical manuals

    • C. 

      Dictionaires

    • D. 

      Literary works