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World History: Ancient Civilization
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Which statement best describes the period know as the Old Kingdom?
It was a time of development
In what way was the Nile both a benefit and a disadvantage for Egypt?
It provided water and fertility, but also brought destruction through flooding.
How did mummification reflect Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife?
Egyptians believed in an afterlife in which people would need their bodies.
Ancient Egyptians conducted land surveying and built monumental pyramids. What did later civilizations inherit from their innovations?
Developments in mathematics
Which of the following is an achievement of the ancient Egyptians?
They used hieroglyphs writing to communicate
Which statement best describes the status of Egyptian women?
Egyptian women had a high level of independence.
What was one result of the period of expansion during the New Kingdom?
Egyptians came into greater contact with the Middle East and parts of Africa.
Which of the following identifies important advances in learning made by the ancient Egyptians?
Hieroglyphs, knowledge of the human body, and geometry.
How did the "Black Land" impact ancient Egyptian civilization?
This irrigated farmland located by the Nike provided fertile soil to grow wheat and flax crops.
The following text refers to a book used by the ancient Egyptians. What does this book suggest about Egyptian beliefs?
To survive the dangerous journey through the underworld, Egyptians relied on the Book of the Dead. It contained spells, charms, and formulas for the dead to use in the afterlife.
Egyptians believed that charms could protect people in the afterlife.
Which popular ancient Egyptian folktales recounts the wanderings of its hero?
The Tale of Sinuhe
Which correctly compares the social status of women in ancient Egypt with women in ancient Babylonian society? Select all that apply
Women's work was not confined to the home in ancient Egypt, unlike in ancient Babylonian society.
Women were allowed to own property in ancient Egypt, like in Babylonian society.