Egyptomaniactesting

There are many people who profess a love for ancient Egypt. If you are one of these people, and would like to test your knowledge on the subject of ancient Egypt try this quiz chocked with facts testing the Egyptologist "in YOU!"

Are your really learned on this subject or do you just think you know all about ancient Egypt? This quiz will be a challenge to any Egypt-enthusiast!

Created by: Barbara Stienstra
What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
What is your gender?
Male
Female
1. What pharaoh was considered the "heratic" pharaoh?
Akhenaten
Hatshepsut
Tutankhamun
Ramesses the Great
Nefertiti
Thutmose
2. Why was (see question #1) this pharaoh considered "heretic?"
worshiped Baal only.
believed in mythical gods.
believed in many gods.
believed in one god.
atheist
agnostic
3. Who was the archaeologist who discovered a famous pharaoh's unplundered tomb(in the early 20th century)?
Lord Carnarvon
Dr. Zahi Hawass
Jean Francois Champollion
Giovanni Belzoni
Auguste Mariette
Howard Carter
4. (See previous question). What was the name of the pharaoh lying in the tomb?
Thutmose
Nefertiti
Tutankhamun
Osiris
Aten
Amarna
5. Which one of the following is NOT a famous temple in Egypt?
The Pyramids at Giza
Luxor
Karnak
Essna
Edfu
Abu Simbel
6. Egypt is located on what continent?
Asia
Africa
North America
South America
Europe
Australia
7. The Valley of the Kings is noted for:
across "the river" from modern day village of Luxor
along the Nile river
being the cemetery of the pharaonic dead
rock-shaped mount like a "natural pyramid"
all the above
none of the above
8. We know the country as Egypt. The Egyptians know it as:
Babylon
Palestine
Syria
Cyprus
Assyria
Misr
9. Egypt is made up of Lower and Upper Egypt --
Upper Egypt is to the North
Upper Egypt is to the South
Lower Egypt is to the North
Lower Egypt is to the South
#1 and #4 are correct
#2 and #3 are correct
10. Refer to #9-- this is because
the Nile flows from the south to the north
the Nile flows from south to north because it begins in the higher elevations working its way to the lower in the Nile delta region
the tides
In the early eleventh century BC Egypt split into two semi - autonomous domains: Lower Egypt was governed by the pharaoh, and the much larger tract of Upper Egypt was governed in the name of the god Amun by his high priest at Thebes
Generally, during periods of prosperity such as the Old Kingdom , Egypt would be united under one pharaoh. However, during times of turmoil, it would split back into Upper and Lower Egypt until a strong ruler reunited the land
#4 and #5 are the correct answers.
11. Who is NOT a god/goddess?
Ra
Osiris
scarab
the pharaoh
Isis
Amun
12. The sphinx is located...
on the Giza plateau near the pyramids
in Cairo, not near any notable buildings, temples, etc.
in the Valley of the Kings
in the Nile delta
Alexandria
Aswan
13. The ancient Egyptians developed the pictoform of writing known as
cuneiform
Aramaic
Sumerian
Hebrew
Linear B
hieroglyphic
14. (See # 13) This was written on
papyrus
pulp
vellum
rice paper
oak tag board
onion skin
15. (See #14) This is made from
a lotus
a papyrus plant
wheat
barley
corn
rice
16. the shape of (see # 14 & # 15) the stalk is
round
hexagon
triangular
octagon
square
rectangular
17. atop the stalk is
fronds
pine cones
bark
"fiddle head"
a flat head
round bulbous
18. The ancient Egyptian Goddess BAST is
a camel
a falcon
a horse
a deer
a cat
a dog
19. Apis is a
dog
ape
bull
moose
bird
monkey
20. Ba is
a sacrificial lamb
town in ancient Egypt
city in modern Egypt
...the hieroglyphic for for "ram" which means "the soul". In certain drawings, rams symbolized the souls of Osiris and Re, united as one god in the form of a rams head.
sun god
an ancient Egyptian scribe
21. What ancient Egyptian god has the head of crocodile
Isis
Nut
Amun/Amon
Sobek
Ra
Horus
22. Who is representative of a falcon --
Nut
Horus
Ra
Tut
Seth
Osiris
23. Pharaoh was considered
a head of state
a head of state (kingship) and a god
the embalmer
a teacher
a scribe
a president
24. What pharaoh is considered the most prolific builder and temples such as Abu Simbel are to his credit?
Ramesses-the-great (III)
King Tutankhamun
Ankhesenamun
Akhenaten
Meritaten
Amenhotep III
25. "Great House"/"Courtier of the Great House" defines
pharaoh
the sphinx
the temples
the pyramids
the nile river
Kom Ombo
26. Hatshepsut was
a pharaoh
a woman
a god
depicted as male and female
noted for her building projects
all the above
27. The Step Pyramid , located at Saqqara close to modern day Cairo, is believed to have been created by one man, Imhotep. He has been called Doctor, Sage, Architect, Astronomer and High Priest...
this is incorrect, it was Cheops noted for the Step Pyramid
this is correct, Imhotep was the architect
Imhotep was a pharaoh
Imhotep is a village in ancient Egypt along the Nile river
Imhotep did not live in this time frame
Imhotep was the builder of the lighthouse at Alexandria
28. Kom Ombo
is a temple which consists of construction on a "double helix"
a city near Cairo
the capitol of ancient Egypt
a pharaoh
a god
an Egyptian lake
29. What temple has hieroglyphic reliefs depicting MEDICAL scenes?
Luxor
Karnak
Abu Simbel
Edfu
Essna
Kom Ombo
30. The "avenue of the sphixes" may be found...
on the Giza plateau near the pyramids
at Luxor -- outside the main pylons at the temple of Karnak
Memphis
Alexandria
Aswan
Abu Simbel
31. The ancient capital was...
Memphis
Alexandria
Cairo
Helwan
Aswan
Sharm el Shek
32. The ancient lighthouse was found in
the harbor at Alexandria
lake Nasser
in the Nile river
the Mediterranean Sea
the Indian ocean
The Black Sea
33. The Great Library
... was located in Alexandria
... was recently re-built and now located at Alexandria
was located in Rome
was located in Athens
# 1 and # 2 are correct
none of the above
34. The (new) Bibliotheque Alexandria is designed to represent
the sun-disk (round in shape)
Cleopatra
books
a pyramid
a temple
a sphinx
35. The "reading material" in the ancient Library was on
scrolls
tablets
books
cylinders
paper
phonodiscs
36. The Nile river has locks on it...
false, only canals have them
true because of the cataracts
at the entry of the Nile at Alexandria only
where it meets the Suez Canal to prevent war ships going on the Nile
where the ancient aquaduct at Cairo meets the Nile
at the "sacred lake" at Karnak where it meets the Nile
37. Only the ________ may enter the holy of holies, the inner chamber of the temple.
congregants
locals
priests
male populace
elders
anubis
38. At the end of the movie, "The Land of the Pharaohs", after pharaoh dies, his entire entourage was buried alive with him. Did the ancient Egyptians indeed practice this?
only their offspring (their first) males would be buried with them
only their wives
only their concubines
only their enemies
to our knowledge, this never occured
the parents, and sibblings of the pharaoh would be buried alive with the dead pharaoh
39. Who is the god of mummification, who prepare the dead for their path through the underworld.
Toth
anubis
Ra
Seth
Osiris
Abydos
40. The dead are embalmed, wrapped in clothes and placed (in most cases) a
mausoleum
sarcophagi
open air burial
crematorium
casket
removed from the bier, placed on a crib and floated out to sea

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