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Curious Facts About Ancient Egypt

written by: yana999
 
Answer these questions about the ancient civilization of eastern North Africa.

Question 1:


What part of an Egyptian pharaoh's body was never allowed to be seen?
His arms
His hair
His eyes
His neck

Question 2:


In order to deter flies from landing on his body, Pepi II of Egypt would keep around him several naked slaves whose bodies were covered with honey.
False
True

Question 3:


In ancient Egypt neither women nor men wore makeup.
False
True

Question 4:


In ancient Egypt infections were treated with mouldy bread.
True
False

Question 5:


In ancient Egypt, what did rich Egyptians wear in order to be distinguished from common people?
Makeup
Slippers
Wigs
None of these

Question 6:


Who established himself as ruler of Egypt following Alexander the Great's death?
Ptolemy Soter
None of these
Cleopatra
Ramesses II

Question 7:


Which of the following was invented by ancient Egyptians?
All of these
Glass and earthenware
Sun clocks
Locks with keys

Question 8:


The Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact till present day.
False
True

Question 9:


Women in ancient Egypt enjoyed legal and economic equality with men.
False
True

Question 10:


Which of the following statements refers to Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great?
He was over 90 years old when he died.
All of these
He had 8 official wives and almost 100 concubines.
He was allegedly defeated by the Hittite army in the legendary battle of Kadesh in 1288.

 


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