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1. How does the length of the Nile compare to the longest river in the continental United States?
It's over 500 miles shorter.
It's 500 miles longer.
It's 25 feet longer.
This is a meaningless question since the hydrographical topography is not the same in the two hemispheres.
2. What was one peculiarity of the Egyptians reported by Herodotus?
It was considered courteous to belch and break wind in the presence of the Pharaoh.
They allowed physical intimacy between men and women in the temples.
Men sat down to go to the bathroom and women stood up.
The pharaoh had to be re-elected by the priests of Amun every ten years.
3. How many children did Ramesses the Great have?
4. In one Egyptian love poem, what did a man say about being with his girlfriend?
It was as if he was floating on a lake with the lotus blossoms in bloom.
It was as good as having a beer.
Because she kept asking for presents he was never able to get a word in edgewise.
She was as warm as the sun on the side of the pyramids.
5. When was it first suggested that King Tutankhamun's family may have been black?
6. How did the Egyptians carve granite statues when the only metal tools they had were made of copper?
They had an as yet undiscovered method of tempering copper.
They couldn't and this is proof that the Egyptians had some contact with advanced civilizations.
Granite statues were only carved in Egypt after the Muslim conquest when steel began to be imported from Damascus.
They employed tools made from harder stones and used abrasive powers.
7. When was the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen first reported?
8. How many gods did the Ancient Egyptians have?
About Two Dozen
All of the above.
9. What is strange about the Exodus from the standpoint of the Ancient Egyptians?
There's no record of it at all in any Egyptian account.
There's no indication that any Jews or their ancestors lived in Egypt.
In Ancient Egyptian the word Exodus means Warm Welcome.
A virtually identical account as that of the Bible is written in the Tomb of Merenptah, one of the sons of Ramesses the Great.
10. How many female pharaohs were there?
11. When the tombs of the First Dynasty were excavated, why were there a number of graves found around the tomb?
The site of the pharaoh's burial a family cemetery for his descendants.
When a pharaoh died, family members were reinterred around his grave.
The graves were where the small funerary statues - called ushabti - were buried.
The graves were of people that were deliberately killed to serve the dead pharaoh in the afterlife.
12. From the records who was most likely to be a tomb robber?
Professional thieves who were actually registered by the state
Poor farmers living next to the cemeteries.
Rich noblemen who sent their servants to the tombs
13. What was skillfully concealed from the general public about King Tutankahmen for fifty years?
There is actually some evidence that Tutankhamen was a woman.
The archeologists chopped the mummy apart during the unwrapping.
Tutankahmun's grandmother was not of royal blood.
Tutankhamun's wife, Ankhesenamen, was his half-sister.
14. What drink was considered a delicacy in Ancient Egypt?
The Egyptian's equivalent of brandy
15. Who built the tombs, temples, and pyramids?
Skilled craftsmen who passed the jobs to their children
All of the above.
16. Herodotus also expressed concern about another facet of Egyptian life. What was it?
The women had far less freedom than in Greece.
Egyptians drank too much at parties.
Egyptians spat in the streets.
The Egyptians went to the bathroom indoors.
17. How often did the Egyptians go inside the temples to worship?
Only on holidays
18. How tall are the smallest building stones used in the Great Pyramid?
About 18 inches
19. When did Ancient Egypt actually end?
20. Where can you not hear Ancient Egyptian spoken routinely?
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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