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Quiz on Egypt: Beginning of History

The following questions are based on the article: Early Egypt.

1. What river runs through the heart of Egypt and allowed the development of civilization there?
The Vistula
The Nile
The Euphrates
The Elbe

2. What were the advantages of having this river flow through the region?
It allowed easy transport.
The floods fertilized the soil.
The water could be irrigated.
all of the above

3. What was the paper that the Egyptians used for writing called?
papyrus
foolscap
ruled
rag

4. What king unified egypt in about 3100 B.C.?
Akhenaten
Re
Menes
Osiris

5. Why were the pyramids built?
as tombs for the pharoahs
as defensive forts
to promote fertility
as a place to store grain

6. Where were the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom built?
Nubia
Cairo
Memphis
Giza

7. Of the Egyptian gods, which one had the job of conducting souls to the underworld?
Anubis
Osiris
Isis
Horus

8. About what year marks the begining of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt?
3000 B.C.
2000 B.C.
1000 B.C.
332 B.C.

9. Who were the outside invaders that conquered Lower Egypt at the end of the Middle Kingdom?
the Babylonians
the Israelites
the Hyksos
the Nubians

10. What new military weapon was introduced during the New Kingdom?
the battering ram
metal swords
the bow and arrow
the wheeled chariot

11. Who was the daughter of Thutmose I who became an effective pharoah in Egypt?
Nefertiti
Cleopatra
Hatshepsut
Isis

12. Who was the pharoah who attempted to erase the god Amen from Egypts records and replace him with Aten?
Thutmose I
Haremhab
Tutankhamun
Akhenaten


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