The Nile Valley (Ch 2, Sec 1)
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by Charles Burkes
| 17 Questions
Note from the author:
Ancient Egypt (The Nile Valley)
Directions: Reading Section 1 (pages 38-46) and completing the outline
below will help you learn more about the Nile valley. Refer to your textbook
to fill in the blanks.
1
1
The Egyptians relied upon the__________________________________ for their water needs.
2
1
The Nile River is the world’s ________________river.
3
1
The Nile River flows for a distance of approximately _____________________________ miles.
4
1
The Nile begins as two separate rivers, the __________________flowing from Eastern Africa and the__________________ from the marshes of Central Africa.
5
1
Geographic features of the Nile River _______________the Egyptians.
6
1
To the far south, the Nile’s dangerous _____________________ blocked enemy boats.
7
1
In the north, the ____________________marshes offered no harbors for invaders
from the sea.
8
1
The Egyptians had to cope with river__________________ , although they were more dependable and gentle than those of the Tigris and Euphrates.
9
1
As a result of regular flooding, the Egyptians were able to farm and live _______________.
10
1
After the floodwaters went down, the farmers were left with a layer of dark, _________________mud.
11
1
One reason for the Egyptians’ successful farming was their wise use of ___________________.
12
1
Egyptians used ________________ for writing paper.
13
1
Egyptians developed their own system of writing called________________ .
14
1
Extra amounts of food freed some people to work as___________________instead of farmers.
15
1
Around 3100 B.C., Egypt’s two major kingdoms were combined into______________________.
16
1
_____________________-also known as Menes, is the king credited for unification.
17
1
Egyptian society was divided into_________________ based on wealth and power.
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