HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ANCIENT EGYPT?

1.  What was the name the plant that Egyptians turned into a paper-like writing surface?

2.  Which of the following was most important to the Egytian economic system:
	a.  agriculture		b.  slavery		c.  livestock

3.  Which of the following seems to have been the most popular drink among all levels of
Egyptian society:		a.  white wine		b.  date juice		c.  barley beer

4.  Amemait of "The Devourer" was an Egyptian mythical beast made of three different
animals.  Name one of these animals.

5.  Who was the principal deity of Egypt's New Kingdom?

6.   The famous book of magical spells, incantations, and mortuary text that was popular
in 1550-1070 BCE Egypt was:
	a.  Osiris	b.  Heka	c.  The Book of the Dead

7.  The Egyptian symbol for eternal life and the hieroglypic symbol for life was a cross
with a loop at the top known as a:
	a.  amulet	b.  ankh	c.  awet

8.  How old were King Tutankhamen Queen Ankhesenamon when they began their rule
of Egypt in 1333 BCD?
	a.  8 and 13	b.  15 and 22	c.  18 and 3

9.  Egyptians named the planets including Horus-Desher or the Red Horus?  Which
planet was this?

10.  From what did Atum, the oldest earth god in ancient Egypt, emerged from what to
create himself?

11.  What species of snake appeared on the crowns of the kings of Egypt?

12.  What did Egyptian kings carry at all royal ceremonies and include in all mortuary
regalia?	a.  a sacred ring	b.  a crook and flail	c.  a cat

13.  "Barks of the Gods" refers to:
	a.  palm trees		c.  temple dogs		c.  sacred boats

14.  The Egyptian goddess Bastet was a war goddess who protected pregnant women and
was the patroness of:
	a.  music and dance	b.  premature babies		c.  temple prostitutes

15.  During the early eras of Egyptian civilization, beards were seen as:
	a.  evil		b.  sacred symbols		c.  signs of poverty

16.  Egyptians depicted the soul as a:
	a.  cat		b.  snake		c.  bird		d.  hippopotamus

17.  Egyptians believed that sparrows were:
	a.  bad omens	b.  good luck		c.  annoying	  d.  delicious

18.  Senet, Tjau, Robbers and Jackals & Hounds were Egyptian:
	a.  political groups	b.  labor organizations	c.  invaders	d.  board games

19.  What was the main use of canopic jars?

20.  What were the white water regions of the Nile called?

21.  Kamose (1550 BCE) was the first Egyptian ruler to use:
	a.  chariots in warfare	b.  camels in the desert	c.  slaves in pyramid building

22.  At what age were Egyptian males circumsized:
	a.  infancy	b.  six years old	c.  adolescence	  d.  whenever they married
					e.  they did not circumsize

23.  The "Eye of Re'" was used as a:
	a.  cosmetic fashion statement	b.  curse	c.  target for training warriors

24.  Most Egyptian dogs were:
	a. poodles	b.  mutts	c.  hounds	d.  small, longhair breeds

25.  In what region of Egypt was the Upper Kingdom?

26.  In wht region of Egypt was the Lower Kingdom?

27.  The Egyptian phrase "Going to One's 'ka' " meant:
	a.  having sexual relations	b.  having lunch	c.  seeing mother
				d.  dying

28.  After death, the Ramessid Kings of Egypt were unusual because they:
	a.  were not mummified	b.  had their genitals removed
			c.  were cremated

29.  Who was the wife of Osiris (god of the dead), mother of Horus, and protector
	of the living and dead in Egyptian religion?

30.  Theophany was important in Egyptian society?  What is it:
	a.  music	b.  etiquette	c.  divine manifestations	d.  writing

31.  One of the most important symbols in Egypt was what type of beetle?

32.  The government of ancient Egypt is best described as:
	a.  democracy	b.  theocracy	c.  totalitarian	d.  communist

33.  What was the name for the household of lesser wives of the pharoahs?

34.  Queen Hatshepsut was often referred to as a:
	a.  beautiful woman	b.  temple prostitute	c.  man	d. little person

35.  What was myrrh, punt, frankenscense, and olebanen?

36.   The Battle of Kadesh of 1295 BCD led to a treaty between Ramesses II and:
	a.  Hurrians	b.  Hittites	c.  Indo-Europeans	d.  Babylonians        

37.  Egyptians believed what vegetable to be sacred, magical, and a weapon against the
dead:
	a.  lettuce	b.  peas	c.  cabbage	d.  zucchini	e.  rhubarb

38.  In Egyptian dream interpretations, if a man dream of his wife it was considered:
	a.  a prediction of death	b.  a good omen	c.  a sign of her infidelity

39.  What were the three Egyptian seasons of the year?

40.  In ancient Egypt, Muu dancers would be found at:
	a.  markets	b.  weddings	c.  grave sites	d.  coronations

41.  Large upright stone beams with four sides and a tapered ends are called:
	a.  pyramids	b.  oases	c.  obelisks	d.  ziggurats

42.  The base of the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza covers:
	a.  13 acres	b.  10 acres	c.  5 acres	d.  another pyramid

43.  The Rosetta Stone provided the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs because it
included writing in:
	a.  English	b.  Latin	c.  French	d.  Greek

44.  What were the stone receptacles for mummified remains called?

45.  The capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom was:
	a.  Memphis	b.  Amarna	c.  Thebes	d.  Luxor

46.  What is a necropolis?

47.  "Heka" refers to:
	a.  divorce	b.  marriage	c.  death	d.  magic

48.  In Egypt, there was no concept of:
	a.  hate		b.  slavery	c.  illegitimate births	d.  marital love

49.  Queen Nefertiti's name means:
a.  "she has big eyes"	b.  "a beautiful woman has come"	c.  "sun goddess"
			d.  "the woman with a big head"

50.  Pharoah Amenhotep IV changed his name to:
	a.  Amon	b.  Amarna	c.  Akhenaton	    d.  Amemait

51.  It is believed that hieroglypics is never read from:
	a.  the bottom to top	b.  right to left	c.  left to right	d.  top to bottom

52.  Egyptian women had:
	a.  open access to formal education	b.  no romance	c.  equal divorce rights
					d.  no property

53.  Akhenaton tried to introduce:
	a.  polygamy	b.  theocracy	c.  monotheism	d.  dictatorship

54.  "Ma' at" refers to:
	a.  divinely authorized order	b.  the home of all gods and goddesses
	c.  hell		d.  the living dead	e.  temple prostitutes

55.  The pyramid built by Djoser (Zoser) at Saqqara in 2630 BCD was:
	a.  stepped	b.  black	c.  smooth-sided	d.  never located

56.  Boomerangs adorned with images were used to:
	a.  kill rats	b.  protect babies	c.  prove manliness	d.  execute prisoners

57.  The Egyptian "great goddess" Taweret was represented as a:
a.  winged horse	b.  two-headed cobra	c.  pregnant hippopotamus	d.  monkey

58.  Khufu and Khefren erected pyramids at:
	a.  Memphis	b.  Luxor	c.  Thebes	d.  Giza

59.  Egyptians in Re' who was:
	a.  the god of the dead	b.  the moon god	c.  the sun god	d.  the god of war

60.  In 1640 BCE, Egypt fell under foreign rule for the first time when invaded by the:
a.  Hittites	b.  Hyksos	c.  Phoenicians	d.  Minoans	 e.  Sumerians

61.  Ramesses the Great ruled for:
	a.  2 years	b.  26 years	c.  66 years	d.  an hour and a half   

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