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Quiz 2020

No1

Ancient Egypt

Answers

Set by Mel Kinsey

 

1/  What does the word Hieroglyphs mean?       

 Sacred Writing

2/  Ancient Egypt was reponsible for the earliest known peace treaty which was between Egypt and what group of people?   

 The Hittites

3/ What was the first pyramid to be built called? 

 The Pyramid of Djoser (Also known as the Step Pyramid)

4/ What is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt?

The Great Sphinx of Giza (Built in the reign of Pharaoh Khafre around 2558-2531 BC)

5/ What was the name of the funerary figurine placed in tombs to serve as sevants for the deceased in the afterlife?  

Shabti (or ushabti) dolls

6/ The Great Pyramids of Giza consists of how many pyramids?

3 (Built for the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure)

7/ Which ancient Egyptian dynasty was Ramses III the pharaoh of? 

 The 20th Dynastry

8/ Which pharaoh was the father of Ramses III?   

The Pharaoh  Setnakhte

9/  Who was the first historically confirmed female pharaoh? 

Sobekneferu ( she reigned from 1806-1802BC)

10/ Which female pharaoh had the longest reign? 

Hatshepsut (1507-1458 BC)

11/ The month of August is the 8th month of the year due to which pharaoh?

Cleopatra VII  (After her defeat by Augustus, the Roman Senate decided he should have a month named after him. He chose the 8th month. This was the month Cleopatra died, and he wanted to create a yearly reminder of his victory.)

12/ Which pharaoh has the most surviving statues?

Amenhotep III  (over 250 statues have survived)

13/  How man years did Tutankhamun reign?

Ten years (1332-1323 during the 18th Dynasty)

14/ How old was Tutankhamun when he became pharaoh?

Nine years old

15/ What was the name of Tutankhamun's wife?

Ankhesanamun

16/ How many children did Tuankhamun have?

Two (stillborn daughters)

17/ What does Tutankhamun mean?

Living Image of Amun (His original name was Tutankhaten meaning Living Image of Aten. He changed it on becoming pharaoh to dissacociate himself from his fathers reign)

18/ During his lifetime Tutankhamun contracted multiple infections of what disease?

Malaria (DNA  tests on his mummy found multiple strains of the disease)

19/ What year was Tutankhamun's tomb discovered?

(November 4th) 1923

20/ How many sarcophagi was Tutankhamun buried in?

Three  (The first was solid stone) The second wood and covered with gold and semi precious stone and the third, solid gold and weighs approx. 110 kilograms

 

 

 

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