Quiz 1 Early Civilizations

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Quiz 1 Early Civilizations - Quiz

In this quiz, answer a whole host of questions on the world’s first societies and civilisations, including ancient Egypt. Do you know all there is to know about how humans ruled the land all those years ago?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A society is almost certainly a civilization if
    • A. 

      It practices sedentary agriculture

    • B. 

      It involves tool use

    • C. 

      It has religious rituals

    • D. 

      It has some political structure

    • E. 

      It gathers food to survive

  • 2. 
    "The bringer of food , rich in provisions, creator of all good, lord of majesty, sweet of fragrance" - Ancient Egyptian HymnWhat is this hymn referring to?
    • A. 

      The Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      The Nile River

    • C. 

      The Tigris & Euphrates River

    • D. 

      The Sinai Peninsula

    • E. 

      Nubia

  • 3. 
    Geographically, how was Lower Egypt distinct from Upper Egypt?
    • A. 

      In Lower Egypt, the Nile branched out into a triangular-shaped delta

    • B. 

      In Lower Egypt, the Nile flowed between bands of limestone hills.

    • C. 

      In Upper Egypt, the Nile branched out into a triangular-shaped delta

    • D. 

      Lower Egypt was a more arid environment because of the Eastern desert.

    • E. 

      Once the Nile riverbed reaches lower Egypt, it is turned into rapids by a belt of granite

  • 4. 
    What effect did the Nile cataracts in the south deserts in the east and west of Egypt have on the early development of Egypt?
    • A. 

      They served as natural barriers

    • B. 

      They prevent Egypt from trading with other regions

    • C. 

      They force Egypt to rely on local materials for building

    • D. 

      The agricultural fields of Central Egypt benefited their economy

    • E. 

      Vast city-states developed in Central Egypt

  • 5. 
    Around 3100BCE, Menes, king of upper Egypt, did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Created the first systems of laws in Egypt

    • B. 

      Started a state religion based on the sun god, Re

    • C. 

      Conquered the northern rulers to create a unified government.

    • D. 

      Ordered the construction of the pyramids at Giza

    • E. 

      Removed the Hyksos people from lower Egypt

  • 6. 
    Where did the first cities emerge?
    • A. 

      Along trade routes

    • B. 

      Along the Mediterranean coast

    • C. 

      In river valleys

    • D. 

      In the Americas

  • 7. 
    What are the 3 major periods of Egyptian history?
    • A. 

      Super old, old, young

    • B. 

      The Re Kingdom, the Menes Kingdom, and the Tut Kingdom

    • C. 

      Osiris, Isis, Axum

    • D. 

      The Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom

  • 8. 
    Who was the first female pharaoh?
    • A. 

      Nefertiti

    • B. 

      Hatshepshut

    • C. 

      Cleopatra

    • D. 

      Hillary Clinton

  • 9. 
    Amenhotep IV was notable in Egyptian history for what?
    • A. 

      Changing the Egyptian calender

    • B. 

      Adopting monotheism

    • C. 

      Migrating to Europe

    • D. 

      Overthrowing the Pharaoh

  • 10. 
    Who was credited for inventing the alphabet?
    • A. 

      Assyrians

    • B. 

      Babylonians

    • C. 

      Phoenicians

    • D. 

      Sumerians

  • 11. 
    How were Mesopotamia and Egypt similar?
    • A. 

      Developed along rivers

    • B. 

      Used the zigguraut form for their temples

    • C. 

      Established trade routes to China

    • D. 

      Used a hieroglyphic writing system

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