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written by: Millena
 
How familiar are you with The Pyramids of Giza in Ancient Egypt?

Question 1:


The Great Pyramid of Giza is believed to have been built as the tomb of this Egyptian pharaoh.
Amenhotep
Khufu
Tut
Ramses

Question 2:


What was the original height of the Great Pyramid?
481 feet
600 feet
380 feet
565 feet

Question 3:


The Great Pyramid is one of the pyramids of the Giza pyramid complex. Which monument is NOT a part of that complex?
The Great Sphinx
The Pyramid of Khafre
The Pyramid of Amenemhet I
The Pyramid of Menkaure

Question 4:


Where in Egypt are the Pyramids of Giza situated?
In the very heart of Egypt
Near the Gulf of Aqaba
In Abu Simbel, Southern Egypt
On the outskirts of Cairo

Question 5:


What is the estimated frame of time in which the Great Pyramid was constructed?
30 - 40 years
more than 40 years
15 - 20 years
10 - 15 years

Question 6:


Which one of the Pyramids of Giza has visibly retained its polished limestone casing at its apex?
The Pyramid of Djedefre
One of the Queen's Pyramids
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Pyramid of Khafre

Question 7:


Which peculiarity of the Great Pyramid interior distinguishes it from the other pyramids?
The underground chamber
The larger number of its chambers
Its wider and longer passages
The ascending passages and upper chambers

Question 8:


What common feature do all of the entrances of the Pyramids in Giza share?
They all face the Nile River bank.
They are all oriented towards the Sphinx.
They all face the exact north.
They all face the exact west.

Question 9:


Towards the end of the 14th century, vandalized by an angered Sufi Muslim, the Great Sphinx of Giza lost what essential piece.
Its wings
Its headdress
Its tail
Its nose

Question 10:


What word refers to the hundreds of flat-roofed Egyptian tombs built round the Pyramids of Giza?
Mastabas
Stelas
Ben-bens
Pyramidions

 


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