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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
Ramses
Tut

Question 2:


What was the original height of the Great Pyramid?
600 feet
481 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 Pyramid of Menkaure
The Great Sphinx
The Pyramid of Amenemhet I
The Pyramid of Khafre

Question 4:


Where in Egypt are the Pyramids of Giza situated?
Near the Gulf of Aqaba
In the very heart of Egypt
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?
more than 40 years
15 - 20 years
30 - 40 years
10 - 15 years

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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 nose
Its wings
Its tail
Its headdress

Question 10:


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

 


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