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Study Guide Answers

1.     How were the vast desert lands along the Nile helpful to the people who lived near the river?.
     They helped to deter invaders.
2.     The Egyptians developed a calendar of 12 months, with 365 days, by observing movements of the sun and the planets. True or false?
     true
3.     How did ancient Egyptians determine in which seasons to plant, to harvest, and etc.?
     by watching the behavior of the river
4.     What was the chief product along the Nile?
     grain
5.     How was two-way traffic possible on the Nile?
     The river flows south to north, while the wind blows north to south.
6.     What was a "nome"?
     a province containing several villages
7.     Who established the first dynasty in Egypt and built the capital city of Memphis?
     King Menes
8.     The Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza were built during the ___________ (Old, Middle,or New) Kingdom.
     Old
9.     During the Middle Kingdom, the capital was moved from Memphis to __________, or present-day Luxor.
     Thebes
10.     The Egyptians learned how to use horses from the __________.
     Hyksos
11.     How many classes were there in Egyptian society?
     three
12.     Many of the gods worshiped by the ancient Egyptians were in the form of animals. True or false?
     true
13.     The ___________ was a god-king and the chief priest of faith.
     pharaoh
14.     What were hieroglyphics?
     a pictographic script developed by the Egyptians
15.     Why was the papyrus plant so important to ancient Egyptians?
     It was used as writing material.
16.     How did ancient Egyptians dress? What common practices were used to enhance one's appearance?
     description
17.     Briefly describe the Egyptian burial ritual. How important was the afterlife to ancient Egyptians?
     description
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