Egypt's Old Kingdom
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by Charles Burkes
| 13 Questions
Note from the author:
Egypt's Old Kingdom
Directions: Reading section 2 and completing
the sentences below will help you learn more about Egypt’s Old
Kingdom. Refer to your textbook to fill in the blanks.
1
1 pt
The period of Egyptian history known as the ____________ began around 2600 B.C. and lasted about 800 years.
2
1 pt
The Egyptian_____________________ guided all activity and had to be obeyed without question.
3
1 pt
The Egyptian people believed the pharaoh was the son of ______________ , the Egyptian sun god.
4
1 pt
The Egyptians worshiped many gods and goddesses and they believed that these deities controlled the forces of ______________ and human activity.
5
1 pt
They believed in a hopeful life after ______________ that could be attained through living a good life and pleasing the gods.
6
1 pt
At first, Egyptians believed that only the _________________and an elite few could enjoy the afterlife.
7
1 pt
In order to prepare the pharaoh’s body for his journey to the afterlife, the Egyptians developed a preserving process called ________________ .
8
1 pt
Through this process, they learned much about the human body and became skilled at using herbs and drugs to treat different _______________ .
9
1 pt
Because the afterlife was so important in Egyptian religion, no ordinary _______________would do for a pharaoh.
10
1 pt
Giant tombs called ______________ were built with the entrance facing __________________.
11
1 pt
In order to make the calculations necessary for building these massive structures, the Egyptians had to make advancements in ______________ including a system of numbers based on ________..
12
1 pt
The largest pyramid, known as the ___________ , is located about 10 miles from the modern city of __________.
13
1 pt
The pyramid was built for King___________ and stands nearly ______________feet tall.
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