The Pharaoh's Challenge

The Pharaoh's Challenge

1. Most all Egyptians wore _______________ on their feet.
snakes
sandals
cartouches

2. The Great Pyramid is made of _______________ individual stone blocks.
2.3-million
100-million
500-million

3. Who played The Mummy in the 1932 horror classic?
Vincent Price
Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi

4. The homes of the ancient Egyptians were made of _______________.
adobe
papyrus
stone

5. Isis was the goddess of _______________.
the moon
mothers, health and healing
war, cosmetics and truth

6. The Egyptians believed that the king's _______________ continued to guide affairs of the kingdom after death.
jewels
heart
scribe

7. _______________ were in charge of the temples.
Priests
Wisemen
Pharaohs

8. The ancient career of the Vizier is today's _______________.
Sheriff
Mortician
Cabinet or Consultants

9. _______________ was used to keep hair from turning gray.
Black bull's blood
Nectar of the gods
Fish entrails

10. Ancient Egypt was a narrow strip of land along the _______________.
Nile River
Tigress River
The Dead Sea

11. The Scarab is the symbol of _______________.
rebirth
death
the gods

12. Papyrus is a tall, grasslike water plant of North Africa. What was its use?
It was used as a pacifier for babies and the sick.
It was dried and used as writing paper.
It was used as a fly swatter.

13. The 1980's song Walk Like an Egyptian was a number one hit for _______________.
Steve Martin
The Go Gos
The Bangles

14. Cairo is among the most densely populated regions in the world. There are about _______________ people per square mile.
100,000
19,000
3,900

15. The ancient Egyptians made the game of catch more difficult by _______________.
covering the ball with scented ointments
riding piggy-back on their partners
riding on camels

16. Each Egyptian home was equipped with at least one _______________.
photograph of the reigning pharaoh
fly catcher
mummy

17. What was a common use of henna?
to polish gem stones
to make bread
to color fingernails yellow and orange

18. The Egyptians developed a calendar that consisted of 365 1/4 days, which was divided into three seasons:
Spring, Summer and Fall
Harvest, Embalm, Sun
Flood, Seed-time and Harvest

19. It was through the practice of _______________ that doctors learned about the anatomy of the human body.
surgery
embalming
books

20.The only sweetener the Egyptian people had was _______________.
sugar
molasses
honey


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