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Ancient Egypt

The story of a civilization of ancient North Africa
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1. In Ancient Egyptian religion who is the Sun god, their chief deity and the giver of life?
Horus
Osiris
Amun-Ra
Isis
2. Who is ruler of the underworld and god of the dead in Ancient Egypt?
Thoth
Osiris
Horus
Amun-Ra
3. What was the capital city of Egypt under the rule of the Greeks?
Memphis
Luxor
Alexandria
Thebes
4. What empire took control of Egypt from the Greeks in 30 BC?
British Empire
Persian Empire
Babylonian Empire
Roman Empire
5. What Roman general did Cleopatra VII ally with to fight against Octavian?
Julius Caesar
Marcus Crassus
Mark Antony
Cornelius Sulla
6. Where were the Pharaohs buried during the age of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt?
Giza
Valley of the Kings
The Sphinx
Pyramids
7. Who was the head of both the government and the state religion in Ancient Egypt?
Pharaoh
Sphinx
Nomarch
Scribe
8. What was the first pyramid built by Ancient Egyptians?
Pyramid of Khafre
Pyramid of Giza
Pyramid of Khufu
Pyramid of Djoser
9. During which Kingdom period was the golden age of Egypt when the Egyptian empire expanded?
New Kingdom
First Kingdom
Middle Kingdom
Old Kingdom
10. Who was the last Pharaoh of Egypt?
Hatshepsut
Cleopatra VII
Menes
Ptolemy I
11. Highly respected and loved, what animal had considerable importance in ancient Egypt?
camel
bear
horse
cat
12. How many dynasties were there in ancient Egypt?
10 dynasties
31 dynasties
22 dynasties
3 dynasties
13. Cleopatra was actually not Egyptian by birth. What were her roots?
Roman
Persian
Greek Macedonian
Indian
14. What wedding tradition that still stands today originated with Ancient Egyptians?
kissing the bride
exchanging wedding rings
tossing the bouquet
exchanging vows
15. With whom did Ramses II forge one of the world's longest surviving peace treaties?
Nebuchadnezzar II
Julius Caesar
King Henry VIII
Hittite King Hattusili III
16. Which pharaoh built the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2530 BC?
Tutankhamun
Ramses II
Khufu
Cleopatra VII
17. Which great warrior conquered Egypt in 332 BC?
Julius Caesar
Marcus Aurelius
Alexander the Great
Hannibal
18. What was the capital city of Egypt during the Old Kingdom period?
Thebes
Cairo
Alexandria
Memphis
19. Which linguist deciphered the Rosetta Stone and cracked the hieroglyphic code?
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Thomas Young
Jean-Francois Champollion
Antoine Lavoisier
20. How many wives was a Pharaoh allowed to have?
none
as many as he wanted
two
one
21. What animal was the body of the Great Sphinx modeled after?
lion
dragon
horse
bull
22. Which body part of the Great Sphinx is missing?
horn
nose
tail
ear
23. What did Ancient Egyptians write on?
clay
papyrus
stone
wood
24. How did Cleopatra VII die?
poisoned by her maid
killed by her lover
allowed snake to bite her
killed in the battle
25. Who was the Roman general with whom Cleopatra first began her legendary love affair?
Flavius Aetius
Marcus Aurelius
Mark Antony
Octavian
26. Who was the last Queen of the Kingdom of Egypt?
Cleopatra
Nefertiti
Maria Magdalena
Hatshepsut
27. Which pharaoh's tomb was famously discovered by Howard Carter in the early 20th century?
Tutankhamun
Ramses II
Thutmose III
Hatshepsut
28. Ruling during the New Kingdom, who was one of the most successful woman Pharaohs in Egypt`s history?
Antigone
Cleopatra VII
Nefertiti
Hatshepsut
29. Which Egyptian city is famous for its Great Library that was burned down?
Alexandria
Luxor
Cairo
Memphis
30. Who is the god of the annual flooding of the Nile in ancient Egyptian religion?
Ra
Apis
Osiris
Hapi
31. What ancient Egyptian has been called history's first architect and doctor?
Khufu
Djoser
Thutmose
Imhotep
32. Who is the god of the sky and the son of Isis and Osiris in Ancient Egyptian religion?
Amun-Ra
Horus
Thoth
Apis
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