Flashcards in Kevin’s Cards about Egypt Quizzes Deck (18)
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
Why did the Egyptians build pyramids
To serve as tombs for royalty and as homes for the next life
Why did the Egyptians mummify bodies
They believed humans would need their bodies in the afterlife
What did scholars study to help them decipher hieroglyphics
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
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.
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
What is King Tutankhamen known as
The boy king who restored the old Egyptian religion
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
Which statements correctly describe something that happened when foreign invaders conquered Egypt
Foreign rulers adopted Egyptian religion.
Foreign rulers took the title pharaoh.
Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place depended on annual flooding to produce a constant surplus of food
Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place is home of the first known written code of law
Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place valued writing, art, and fine workmanship
Egypt or Mesopotamia: People in which place believed in many gods
Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place promoted the political rights of all citizens
Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place was eventually inhabited or ruled by different groups
Egypt or Mesopotamia: Which place made controlling and using floodwaters a key responsibility of the government