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Ancient Egypt Quiz


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 10 Facts About Ancient Egypt :-

 

1) Most Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for pharaohs (rulers of Ancient Egypt) and their families. To date, over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.

 

2) The afterlife was incredibly important to the Egyptians. They believed that by preserving a dead person’s body – which they did through the process of mummification – their soul would live on in the after-life forever.

 

3) The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. This incredible structure weighs as much as 16 Empire State buildings!

 

4) Cats were considered to be a sacred animal by the Ancient Egyptians. It’s thought that most families kept a cat as a pet, which they believed would bring the household good luck!

 

5) Unwrapped, the bandages of an Ancient Egyptian mummy could stretch for 1.6km.

6) The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!

 

7) Ancient Egyptians believed in more than 2,000 deities! They had gods for everything, from dangers to chores! Each had different responsibilities and needed to be worshipped so that life could be kept in balance.

 

8) Both Egyptian men and women wore make-up. The eye-paint was usually green (made from copper) or black (made from lead). As well as offering protection from the sun, the Egyptians believed make-up had magical healing powers, too!

 

9) The Ancient Egyptians loved playing boardgames! One popular game was Senet, which was played for over 2,000 years! The game involved throwing sticks (in the same way we throw dice) to see how many squares to move your piece forward on the board.

 

10) The Ancient Egyptians invented lots of things we still use today, such as paper, pens, locks and keys and – believe it or not – toothpaste!

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Where is Egypt?

in the Northeast of Africa

 

What is the ancient Egypt?

The longest civilization of all times

 

Where is Egypt?


Who were pharaohs?

ancient Egyptian rulers ( Post about : Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs )

 

Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh

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What is a pyramid?

A tomb built for the pharaoh when he died. ( Post about :  Ancient Egyptian Pyramids  )

 

We all know the iconic picture of the three pyramids of Giza but what are they each called?

Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure

The Pyramid of Khufu or the Great Pyramid was built by Pharaoh Khufu around 2550 B.C. It is the largest of the three Giza Pyramids, measuring 481 feet in height. ( Post about :  Ancient Egyptian Giza Pyramids  )

 

What is a pyramid?

The Pyramid of Khafre was built around 2520 B.C. by Pharaoh Khufu’s son, Pharaoh Khafre. This pyramid measures 448 feet in height, making it the second largest of the three Giza Pyramids.

The Pyramid of Menkaure was built around 2490 B.C., during the reign of Pharaoh Menkaure. This structure rises to a height of 215 feet.

 

What were the pyramids in Egypt built to be used as?

The pyramids were built as tombs for the pharaohs.

 

 How long do scientists think it took for the Great Pyramid of Giza to be built?

Scientists think it took more than 24 years to build the Great Pyramid at Giza.

 

When were the pyramids of Giza built?

4500 years ago

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Who was Tutankhamun?

He was a boy king who ruled for only ten years, he is famous because his tomb was found with all the treasures still in it in 1922. ( Post about :  Tutankhamun )

 

 Tutankhamun Definition

How old was Tutankhamun when he became pharaoh?

He was 9 years old.

 

Why was his tomb so small?

Because he died at the age of 18 ( Post about :  King Tutankhamun Tomb )

 

 Tutankhamun tomb treasures


How long did Tutankhamen rule Egypt?

9 years

 

The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in November 1922 by Howard Carter. Who sponsored the dig?

Lord Carnarvon

Exceedingly wealthy, Carnarvon (whose home Highclere Castle was the setting for Downton Abbey) at first best known as an owner of racehorses and a reckless driver of early cars, suffering in 1901 a serious motoring accident in Germany a result of which he travelled for warmer climates to aid his health.

Lord Carnarvon

He went to Egypt first in 1903 and took up Egyptology as a hobby to help him pass away the winter days and the rest, as they say, is history.

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 What was papyrus?

ancient paper made from a small plant ( Post about : Egyptian papyrus )

 Egyptian Papyrus

Where was papyrus invented?

in Egypt

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Why did the Egyptians mummify their dead?

to preserve the bodies for use in the afterlife ( Post about :  Ancient Egyptian Mummies )

  Mummy Meaning

During the mummification process, internal organs were scooped out of the person’s body and put into jars. The brain was also picked out with a metal hook inserted into which part of the body?

A metal hook would be inserted into a person’s nose to get the brains out. ( Post about :  Mummification Process in Ancient Egypt )

The Mummification Process

Why did Egyptians bury possessions with their dead?

To keep them in the afterlife ( Post about :  Ancient Egyptian Afterlife )

 

 The Papyrus of Ani - Book of the Dead

Why did the Egyptian weigh a person's heart?

To know if he was a good person

 

Ancient Egyptians believed the god Anubis weighed what in the human body to see if the person would be allowed into the afterlife?

The Papyrus of Ani - Book of the Dead

Heart

The heart was to be weighed against the feather of Maat (goddess of truth) and if too light or too heavy then entry to the next life was denied and worse still the person taken away for destruction! ( Post about :  Anubis Ancient Egyptian God of Mummification )

 

When someone died, the Ancient Egyptians believed that the person would be judged by the god Osiris. What would Osiris weigh the dead person’s heart against on a set of scales?

Osiris would weigh the dead person’s heart against the ‘feather of truth’.

 

What happened to the person If the heart was lighter than the feather?

The person went to the Land of the two Fields to enjoy the afterlife.

 

What happened to the person if the heart was heavier that the feather?

Ammut the God of the dead ate the person

Goddess Ammit

Who was the god Ammut?

He ate the dead, he had a head like a crocodile ( Post about :  Goddess Ammut )

 

The ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife. What did they believe this paradise was called?

The Egyptians believed that the afterlife was a paradise called the Field of Reeds.

Who was the goddess of happiness?

Ma'at ( Post about :  Maat symbol of justice )

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The ancient Egyptians needed to try and predict when the Nile would flood each year and this led to the development of the first what?

Ancient Egypt Calendar

The world’s first calendar – the first people to have a year consisting of 365 days divided into 12 months. Evidence of this can be seen at the Kom Ombo temple North of Aswan. ( Post about :  Ancient Egypt Calendar )

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Why was the Nile river so important for the Egyptian civilisation?

Because it helped the transportation of crops and watered the land for farming crops. ( Post about :  Nile River Definition )

Nile River Definition

The Nile is the world’s longest river – to the nearest kilometre how long is it?

6741km or 4189 miles

It flows South to North from the East Africa Highlands to the Mediterranean Sea.

 

What is a Delta?

It's the part of the river that fans out near the oceans into small streams.

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What was the name of the Egyptian god of the sun and lord of all other gods, usually shown as a falcon’s head on a human body?

Re-Horakhty

Ra was the god of the sun and lord of all other gods. ( Post about : Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses )

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Which animal did the ancient Egyptians believe to be sacred?

Cats were believed to be sacred to the ancient Egyptians. ( Post about : Ancient Egyptian Cats)

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What type of writing was used by the Egyptians?

Hieroglyphics ( Post about : Hieroglyphs )

 

Ancient Egyptian Writing Hieroglyphic ,Hieratic and Demotic

How do Egyptologist understand hieroglyphics?

with the Rosetta Stone, written in Demotic and Greek

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Who was at the top of the Egyptian social status hierarchy?

The Pharaoh ( Post about : Egyptian Social Pyramid )

Ancient Egyptian social structure

Who was at the bottom of the Egyptian social status hierarchy?

the slaves

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What was a dynasty?

A series of rulers from the same family.

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How many dynasties ruled over Egypt?

30 ( Post about : Egyptian Dynasties )

  Egyptian Dynasties

How long did the Egyptian civilization last?

about 3500 years.

 

What was Memphis?

The first capital of Egypt

 

 What part of a pharaoh's body would be always covered up and never seen by ordinary people?

The pharaoh's hair would always be covered up.

 

Where were the children educated?

They were educated by their parents but the rich children went to school. Some other children joined the military.

Ancient Egyptian Schools

 

Who was Menes?

A pharaoh of Egypt who founded the capital of Memphis. ( Post about : who was the first egyptian pharaoh )

narmer palette

 

What was Memphis famous for?

for its white walls

 

Who was Djoser?

The first Pharaoh to build a pyramid ( Post about : Statue of Djoser )

Statue of Djoser

 

Who was Queen Sobekneferu?

The first woman to rule Egypt

 

Which Kingdom is known as the The Age of the Pharaohs?

The Old Kingdom

 

What was the capital of Ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom?

Thebes

 

Who was the longest reigning Pharaoh?

Pepi II

Pharaoh Pepi II (2246-2152 B.C.) had the longest reign in history—94 years. He became Egypt’s king when he was only 6 years old.

 

Why was the Egyptian civilization modern?

Because women had many rights and could rule the country.

 

Why was happiness important in Egyptian civilization?

Because Egyptians believed it made the afterlife better.

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Who was Cleopatra?

The last Queen of Egypt

 

Which important woman was the last pharaoh of Egypt reigning for 21 years?

Cleopatra VII reigned as the last pharaoh of Egypt for 21 years.

Ancient Egyptian Cleopatra

 Why did the Egyptian civilization decline and rose again?

because of its rulers,wars and invasions

 

Why did Cleopatra make an alliance with Ceasar, emperor of Rome?

To save Egypt

Which two civilizations became more powerful that the Egyptian civilisation?

Greeks and Persians

 


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Who ended the Egyptian civilization?

The Romans

 

Which two empires became very influential at the end of the Egyptian civilisation?

The Greek and the Roman

 

What happened when Ceasar died?

The Romans took over Egypt

 

What did Cleopatra do?

She killed herself

 

Why did Cleopatra kill herself?

Because she was humiliated by the Romans

 

How did Cleopatra kill herself?

She had a poisonous snake smuggled into her room

 

 


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