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1

Why did the Greek historian Herodotus call Egypt "the gift of the Nile"

The Nile deposited fertile soil.

The Nile provided water.

The Nile gave the Egyptians more access to trade

2

Why did the Egyptians build pyramids

To serve as tombs for royalty and as homes for the next life

3

Why did the Egyptians mummify bodies

They believed humans would need their bodies in the afterlife

4

What did scholars study to help them decipher hieroglyphics

Rosetta Stone

5

How were scholars able to translate hieroglyphic symbols

By comparing a message written in both hieroglyphics and Greek, scholars were able to translate the hieroglyphic symbols

6

How did the Egyptians use hieroglyphics

They carved hieroglyphics in stone to record the exploits of pharaohs.

Scribes used hieroglyphics to keep official records for the pharaoh.

They filled papyrus scrolls with information about history, astronomy, and other topics.

7

How have archaeologists and historians learned about the daily lives of ancient Egyptians

They excavated temples and tombs whose walls were covered with scenes of daily life

8

What is King Tutankhamen known as

The boy king who restored the old Egyptian religion

9

Which statement best describes why foreigners were eventually able to invade Egypt after Ramses II died

Struggles within the kingdom weakened the country and its defenses

10

Which statements correctly describe something that happened when foreign invaders conquered Egypt

Foreign rulers adopted Egyptian religion.

Foreign rulers took the title pharaoh.

11

Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place depended on annual flooding to produce a constant surplus of food

Both

12

Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place is home of the first known written code of law

Mesopotamia

13

Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place valued writing, art, and fine workmanship

Both

14

Egypt or Mesopotamia: People in which place believed in many gods

Both

15

Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place promoted the political rights of all citizens

Neither

16

Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place was eventually inhabited or ruled by different groups

Both

17

Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place made controlling and using floodwaters a key responsibility of the government

Both

18

Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place practiced a complex division of labor and organized enormous building projects

Both