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1. Q: What dynasties ruled during what is called the Old Kingdom (2755-2255 bc)?

A: 1st - 3rd

B: 3rd - 6th

C: 4th - 7th

D: 6th - 12th

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2. Q: Where was the capital of the Old Kingdom?

A: Cairo

B: Alexandria

C: Memphis

D: Nile City

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3. Q: Who was Zoser's architect who build the first monumental structure out of stone blocks instead of mud brick?

A: Imhotep

B: Saqqarah

C: Snefru

D: Gerzea

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4. Q: Who built the first true pyramid at Dashor?

A: King Zoser

B: King Snefru

C: King Khufu

D: King Khafre

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5. Q: Who built the Great Pyramid at Giza?

A: Zoser

B: Khafre

C: Khufu

D: Snefru

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6. Q: Who was the Egyptian's Sun God?

A: Isis

B: Sol

C: Giza

D: Ra

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7. Q: Which ruler introduced the sun god Ra to the Egyptian religion?

A: Snefru

B: Khufu

C: Khafre

D: Radjedef

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8. Q: What were the Egyptian rulers called?

A: Pharoahs

B: Kings

C: Tsars

D: Regents

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9. Q: What dynastied mark the Golden Age of Egyptian power and government?

A: 3rd - 6th

B: 7th-8th

C: 9th-12th

D: 13th - 14th

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10. Q: Who reunified the South and North during the 11th dynasty?

A: Amenemhet I

B: Amenemhet II

C: Mentuhotep I

D: Mentuhotep II

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11. Q: What were the nomes?

A: Pyramids

B: Districts

C: Gods

D: Titles

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12. Q: The Pharoahs were considered gods?

A: TRUE

B: FALSE

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13. Q: Who conquered Egypt in the early part of the 17th century BC and founded the 15th Dynasty?

A: the Hyksos

B: the Samerians

C: the Babylonians

D: the Minoans

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14. Q: Who introduced the horse and the chariot to Egypt?

A: the Babylonians

B: the Palestinians

C: the Hyksos

D: the Minoans

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15. Q: Who finally subdued the Hyksos to reunite Egypt under one dynasty?

A: Kamose

B: Sesostris

C: Amenemhet III

D: Amhose I

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16. Q: Who built the first tomb in the Valley of the Kings?

A: Zosar

B: Thutmose I

C: Amenhotep I

D: Thutmose II

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17. Q: What was the burial site used by Egyptian rulers of the New Kingdom period (1570-1070 BC) called?

A: The Last Kingdom

B: The Valley of the Kings

C: The Valley of the Dead

D: The Pharoah Burial Ground

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18. Q: Why did the Pharoahs start to build their tombs in the Valley of the Kings under ground?

A: Because it is cooler

B: Because it was easier than pyramids

C: To prevent tomb robbers

D: For religious reasons

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19. Q: How many tombs have been found at the Valley of the Kings?

A: 1

B: 3

C: 10

D: 34

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20. Q: What is Ancient Egyptian writing called?

A: Hieroglyphics

B: Phonics

C: Sanscrit

D: Chicken Scratch

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21. Q: Where were the royal wives buried?

A: They weren't

B: At the Valley of Queens

C: With thier husbands

D: At the Queen City

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22. Q: Who's tomb was discovered in 1922 which still had over 5000 items?

A: Thutmose

B: Seti I

C: Tutankhamen

D: Seti II

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23. Q: What was unique about Hatshepsut?

A: the first visier to kill the Pharoah

B: became Pharoah at age 5

C: was a woman Pharoah

D: only Pharoah to be murdered

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24. Q: What was the name of the primary Theban god?

A: Aman

B: Isis

C: Ra

D: Aton

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25. Q: Who ruled for nearly 67 years during the Ramesside Period and was responsible for much construction at Luxor and Karnak?

A: Ramses I

B: Ramses II

C: Seti I

D: Seti II

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26. Q: Who conquered Egypt in 332bc and put Ptolemy I into power?

A: Marc Antony

B: The Persians

C: Alexander the Great

D: Cambyses II

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27. Q: Who was the last great ruler of the Ptolemaic line?

A: Cleopatra VII

B: Ptolemy III

C: Seti III

D: Ptolemy VII

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28. Q: Who did Cleopatra VII try to align herself with to maintain power?

A: Julius Caesar and Mark Antony

B: Octavian

C: Alexander the Great

D: Antiochus IV

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29. Q: How did Cleopatra die?

A: Julius Caesar killed her

B: Her son murdered her

C: Committed suicide

D: Choked to death

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30. Q: Who ruled Egypt for nearly 7 centuries after Cleopatra VII's death?

A: Greece

B: Persia

C: Turkey

D: Rome

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31. Q: What was the paper that the scribes wrote on called?

A: pyreamus

B: papyrus

C: paper

D: Scriptus

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32. Q: Who was the god of the earth?

A: Ra

B: Tefnut

C: Shu

D: Geb

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33. Q: Who was god of the sky?

A: Nut

B: Geb

C: Shu

D: Tefnut

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34. Q: After Osiris was killed and embalmed by the god Anubis; what did Osiris become king of?

A: the netherworld

B: the atmosphere

C: the earth

D: the sun

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35. Q: What god defeated Set in a great battle and became king of the earth?

A: Ra

B: Geb

C: Isis

D: Horus

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36. Q: What was Isis god of?

A: rain

B: snakes

C: fertility

D: the Nile

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37. Q: Who founded the city of Alexandria?

A: Cleopatra I

B: Alexander the Great

C: Julius Caesar

D: Ptolemy VI

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38. Q: Which of the following is not considered an Egyptian contribution to architecture?

A: Pyramid

B: Obelisk

C: Arch

D: Step Pyramid

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39. Q: How many 2.5 metric ton blocks did it take to build the Great Pyramid of Khofu?

A: 10 thousand

B: 150 thousand

C: 1.1 million

D: 2.3 million

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40. Q: What was the purpose of the Pyramids?

A: Vacation spots for the Pharoahs

B: Preserve the bodies of the Pharoahs for eternity

C: To keep the slaves busy

D: To test the Egyptians engineering skills

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