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Egypt History 6th grade
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01/07/2014

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Which describes the route of the Nile River?
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begins in East Africa and flows northward into Egypt
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What is important about the Nile River?
Definition
longest river in the world
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Which was NOT a way in which the Nile helped the Egyptians?
Definition
The Nile allowed them to grow crops
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When did the Egyptians determine that the Nile would flood?
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between May and September
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Why were calendars important to the Egyptians?
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Calendars allowed them to track the number of days between flooding cycles.
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How did understanding the flood cycles of the Nile help the Egyptian civilization thrive?
Definition
The Egyptians were able to use the floods to their benefit, such as to irrigate crops.
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Which of these kings is NOT said to have unified kingdoms of Egypt?
Definition
Zoser
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Which is NOT true about Egyptian religion?
Definition
Pharaohs were no longer considered gods after death
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Which discovery led to the ability to decode hieroglyphics?
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Rosetta Stone
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Which of the following made the Egyptian economy more prosperous?
Definition
trade
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What did thousands of Egyptian farmers do while the Nile was flooding their fields?
Definition
they helped build the great Pyramid
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Which is NOT a way that ancient Egyptians and Sumerians were similar?
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both believe their kings were actual gods
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How is the land of Nubia different from the land of Egypt?
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Nubia has tall cliffs of granite rock
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Which is not true about the Nubians?
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like the Egyptians they use wooden sticks for farming
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Why did the Egyptians want granite blocks from Nubia's northern region?
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to use in building their temples
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Which does not describe a way in which the Nubian kingdom of Kush was affected by the invasion of Egypt?
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the new Kingdom pharaohs conquered Nubia in 1650 BC
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Which of the following is an element of ancient Egypt's topography?
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a River valley
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One physical feature was most important to ancient settlers in Egypt and Kush. Because of how important it was, people settled
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near a river
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In which area on the map below did Kushites settle?
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area B. Nubian desert
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How did ancient Egyptian settlements benefit by being surrounded by desert?
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the desert offered protection from invaders
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Canaan's western border was?
Definition
the Mediterranean Sea
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How did ancient's Egyptians and Kushites benefit when the Nile River flooded?
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the floods left silt behind that was good for farming
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When Khufu wanted to be sure his power would be accepted, he
Definition
said he was a God
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What was the most important architectural achievements of Senusret's reign
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the building of the White Chapel
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Which Pharaoh ruled during the years identified by the blank space?
Definition
Hatshepsut 1400 BC
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Which of the following pharaohs ruled before the other three?
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Khufu
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Of the events listed below, which was the last to happen?
Definition
Ramses II made peace with the Hittites.
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Based on what is happening in this picture, under which pharaoh did it most likely take place? Picture of ship
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Hatshepsut
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It was built as a tomb from more than 2 million stone blocks. What was it?
Definition
the Great Pyramid at Giza
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The pharaoh was at the top of Egypt's social pyramid. Moving down the pyramid, what is the order of the classes listed below, from highest to lowest?
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1. Artisans
2. Government officials
3. Peasants
4. Priests
5. scribes

2,4,5,1,3
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What does the social pyramid show about Egypt's social classes?
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the fewest number of people were in the highest classes
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This list describes the jobs of people which social class. 1. decided difficult for cases 2. Collected taxes 3. Led the Army
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Pharaoh
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Why did ancient Egyptians believe having social classes was a good idea?
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they believe society worked when people knew their roles
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If you were a peasant and want to raise your status, what one route might be open to you?
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to become a scribe
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An ancient Egyptian school teacher once said "A youngsters ear is on his back." What did he mean when he spoke those words?
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children learn only if they're beaten
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It took a long time to become a scribe because
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there were so many hieroglyphs to learn
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It is surprising that members of which group had as many rights as they did in ancient Egypt?
Definition
women
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What was one result of Egypt conquering Kush during the New Kingdom?
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Kushites adopted Egyptian ways of life
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What can you conclude about Kush based on its location
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it was a trading center
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What did Kush do after conquering Egypt?
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restored Egypt's glory
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Who was the King who brought Egypt and Kush together?
Definition
Piye
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What technology enabled Assyria to conquer Kush?
Definition
iron weapons
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What is the correct order of events in the list? 1. David was king of the Jewish people 2. The Hebrews moved to Egypt 3. Moses climbed Mount Sinai
4. Abrahamn moved to Canaan
Definition
4,2,3,1
Term
Who unified Israel and Judah?
Definition
David
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What should a historian keep in mind when using the Torah as an artifact?
Definition
it was written to explain some of the early history of the Jewish people
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The word Exodus means to departure. Which departure does the Exodus refer to?
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the departure from Egypt
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Based on the map, what can you conclude about the Jewish people's trip from Egypt to Canaan?
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The journey took many years to make.
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What did David provide for the Jewish people that they had not had before?
Definition
strong central government
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According to Jewish belief, what was God promising by changing Abram's name to Abraham?
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that God would favor and protect Abraham's descendants
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Delta
Definition
channel of waterways shaped like a triangle
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silt
Definition
after a flood rocks, mud and sticks are mixed
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papyrus
Definition
a plant that makes paper
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cataract
Definition
waterfall
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unify
Definition
to keep in social order/ to unite and combine or bring together
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Pharaoh
Definition
King
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Hieroglyphics
Definition
Egyptian writing using pictures, system of writing mainly in pictorial characters
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mummy
Definition
a body of a human being or animal that has been preserved by removal of the internal organs, and wrapping in bandages.
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economy
Definition
the way people use and manage resources
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Torah
Definition
bible
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Which map shows a larger area?
Definition
MAP (A) The Nile River
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Compare the distance between Memphis and the Mediterranean Sea on Maps A and B.
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Map A: 25 miles you can see Memphis and Mediterranean sea further than MAP B
MAP B: 63 miles you see it up close
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When might MAP A be more useful than MAP B?
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You can see all the Cataract and the Red Sea.