Ancient Egypt - Temples and Priests

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Ancient Egypt - Temples and Priests.

1. Why did the Ancient Egyptians build temples?
a. To entertain children
b. To keep government records
c. To house their gods and perform rituals
d. To teach people how to read and write
e. None of the above

2. What was the purpose of a mortuary temple?
a. To be a burial site for dead priests
b. To be a palace for the current pharaoh
c. To keep government records
d. To worship a dead pharaoh
e. All of the above

3. One type of Egyptian temple was a mortuary temple, what was the other kind?
a. Cultus Temple
b. Pharaoh Temple
c. Vizier Temple
d. Pyramid Temple
e. Sphinx Temple

4. Who worked in the temples and made offerings to the gods?
a. Farmers
b. Priests
c. Artisans
d. Soldiers
e. Hunters

5. True or False: Being a high priest was considered a lowly job and was only given to slaves or criminals.

6. Who performed the most important rituals in the temple?
a. Grand Vizier
b. Pharaoh
c. High Priest
d. General of the army
e. It was chosen at random from the people

7. What did priests have to do in order to serve the gods?
a. Be pure
b. Wash twice a day
c. Wear clean clothes
d. Shave their heads
e. All of the above

8. What central room housed the statue of the god worshiped at the temple?
a. Hypostyle Hall
b. Courtyard
c. King's Chamber
d. Sanctuary
e. Kitchen

9. What was stored by the temple in order to feed the people during times of famine?
a. Dried meat
b. Fruit
c. Grain
d. Fish
e. Water

10. True or False: Some temples became large complexes that employed thousands of workers.

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