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

B: 3rd - 6th

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

C: Memphis

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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

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

B: King Snefru

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

C: Khufu

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

D: Ra

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

D: Radjedef

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8. Q: What were the Egyptian rulers called?

A: Pharoahs

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

A: 3rd - 6th

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

D: Mentuhotep II

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11. Q: What were the nomes?

B: Districts

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12. Q: The Pharoahs were considered gods?

A: TRUE

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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

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

C: the Hyksos

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

D: Amhose I

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

B: Thutmose I

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

B: The Valley of the Kings

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

C: To prevent tomb robbers

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

D: 34

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20. Q: What is Ancient Egyptian writing called?

A: Hieroglyphics

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21. Q: Where were the royal wives buried?

B: At the Valley of Queens

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

C: Tutankhamen

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23. Q: What was unique about Hatshepsut?

C: was a woman Pharoah

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

A: Aman

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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?

B: Ramses II

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

C: Alexander the Great

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

A: Cleopatra 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

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29. Q: How did Cleopatra die?

C: Committed suicide

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

D: Rome

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

B: papyrus

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

D: Geb

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33. Q: Who was god of the sky?

A: Nut

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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

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

D: Horus

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36. Q: What was Isis god of?

C: fertility

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37. Q: Who founded the city of Alexandria?

B: Alexander the Great

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

C: Arch

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

D: 2.3 million

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

B: Preserve the bodies of the Pharoahs for eternity

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