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1.     Of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World," what is the only remaining structure?
     the Pyramid of Cheops
2.     ___________________ was the first capital of ancient Egypt.
     Memphis
3.     Why were Memphis and its temples destroyed?
     When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, non-Christian religious sites were torn down.
4.     What are the oval enclosings that surround some hieroglyphic characters?
     cartouches
5.     What is "Saqqara"?
     the largest cemetery of Memphis
6.     What was built to serve as the final resting place of King Zoser?
     the Step Pyramid
7.     __________________ are Egyptian tombs with flat roofs, and are rectangular in shape.
     mastabas
8.     ________________________________was the architect of the Step Pyramid.
     Imhotep
9.     For whom was the smallest of the three pyramids of Giza built?
     Mycerinus, son of Chephren
10.     What kinds of professions did Imhotep pursue?
     architect, magician, astronomer, physician
11.     Why was it customary, in Old Kingdom days, to place a statue of the deceased in the tombs at Saqqara?
     The mummified body decayed and the statue replaced it.
12.     What is a collection of formulas concerning a king's status in the afterlife called?
     Pyramid Texts
13.     Where were the pyramids situated?
     west of the Nile/ side of the setting sun
14.     What is causing the Great Sphinx to crumble?
     rising water, rain, sandstorms
15.     Who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen?
     Howard Carter
16.     What is considered to be the last great architectural work of the Pharaonic period?
     the Madinat Habu Temple
17.     Describe what the bas-reliefs in the temple built by Pharaoh Seti I depicted.
     description
18.     What was the capital of Egypt during the Middle and New Kingdoms?
     Thebes
19.     What is unique about the hypostyle hall in the festival temple of Thutmosis III?
     It is the largest single chamber of any temple in the world.
20.     What are three uses of the stone-cut pictures (sculpture-reliefs) and hieroglyphs?
     to trace the temple's history/ to give praise to the gods/ to record the royal stories of the various builders
21.     Name the woman pharaoh who was known for her interesting life and for her cultural achievements as ruler of Egypt.
     Hatshepsut
22.     South of Luxor,________________ was a major outpost of ancient Egyptian culture, from pre-dynastic times through the Ptolemaic period.
     Edfu
23.     Who was Egypt's last Ptolemaic ruler?
     Cleopatra
24.     What agency of the United Nations helped to preserve Egyptian monuments that were threatened by water backed up by the Aswan Dam?
     UNESCO
25.     Who was Hathor? A) sun god B) god of death & resurrection C) cow goddess D) falcon god E) crocodile god
     C.) cow goddess
26.     Who was Sobek? A) sun god B) god of death & resurrection C) cow goddess D) falcon god E) crocodile god
     E.) crocodile god
27.     Who was Horus? A) sun god B) god of death & resurrection C) cow goddess D) falcon god E) crocodile god
     D.) falcon god
28.     Who was Amun? A) sun god B) god of death & resurrection C) cow goddess D) falcon god E) crocodile god
     A.) sun god
29.     Who was Osiris? A) sun god B) god of death & resurrection C) cow goddess D) falcon god E) crocodile god
     B.) god of death and ressurection
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