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Egyptian Pharaohs

written by: DieZel
 
Take a closer look at the lives of these mysterious and powerful rulers. And don't forget to have fun in the process!

Question 1:


The term Pharaoh derives from the Egyptian words Pr-Aa meaning this.
King of All
Great House
Scorpion King
Eternal Light

Question 2:


This pharaoh ruled Egypt for more than 66 years and had many wives and children (according to some sources, he had as many as 200 sons and 200 daughters). The most famous of his wives was Nefertari.
Rameses II
Menes
Akhenaten
Rameses I

Question 3:


Thutmose III is considered to have been a great military expert.
False
True

Question 4:


Queen Cleopatra the Seventh was an ancient Egyptian ruler of what nationality?
Nubian
Greek
Egyptian
Babylonian

Question 5:


King Akhenaten led a religious revolution in Egypt when after proclaiming that Aten (the sun disc) was the the only god. This made him and his wife extremely hated among the Egyptians and possibly led to his death (even though there is no evidence supporting the theory about unnatural death). What was the name of his chief wife?
Tey
Nefertiti
Tiy
Cleopatra

Question 6:


Tutankhamun succeeded Akhenaten when he was just 8 (this is true). He adopted Akhenaten's monotheistic ideas and strengthened the cult in Aten.
False
True

Question 7:


Khufu was a pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom from approximately 2589 BC to 2566 BC. He is most famous for building this monument.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Karnak Temple
Cleopatra's Needle
The Caesarium

Question 8:


Ancient Egypt was actually divided into two kingdoms- Upper and Lower Egypt. The cobra was one of the symbols of Upper Egypt. What kind of animal was the symbol of Lower Egypt?
Shark
Eagle
Vulture
Falcon

Question 9:


After the team of Howard Carter opened the tomb of King Tutankhamen, some of the archaeologists died in strange circumstances. This sparked the rumor of the Curse of the Pharaohs (this is true). However, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the inventor of the Sherlock Holmes) rejected the idea and proved it was groundless.
False
True

Question 10:


There is evidence that incestuous marriage was widespread at some point of Egyptian history. For example, Maatkare Hatshepsut, regarded as the earliest known queen regnant in history, married Thutmose II. What was her relationship to Thutmose II?
He was her grandfather
He was her half-brother
He was her son
He was her father

 


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