- In the “The Hymn to the Aten,” how was the sun depicted?
D. as symbolic of the inevitability of death and the promise of rebirth
- Egyptian civilization emerged along the banks of the __ River in Africa.
- The Egyptians found security in
A. the natural elements.
- Successful elements of ancient Egyptian civilization included which of the following?
D. All these answers are correct (a uniform language, geographical isolation, and a shared political culture and life).
- Which of the following is true about the pyramids?
A. They contained the pharaoh’s most valued possessions.
- Which of the following best describes the cosmology of the ancient Egyptians in North Africa?
B. They viewed the world as a flat platter floating on water.
- The Egyptian Osiris myth vividly describes the idea of
- Which of the following is associated with Osiris?
D. papyrus scroll from the Book of the Dead
- A belief in the existence of many gods is known as
- The Palette of Narmer depicts
B. the union of Upper and Lower Egypt.
- Egypt was conquered in 332 B.C.E. by which of the following invaders?
A. Alexander the Great
- The name of the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt was
- Recent excavations near Gizeh suggest that the promise of life after death was
A. anticipated by all social classes.
- Early Egyptian tomb structures, usually single-story, are
- At the top of the Egyptian power hierarchy serving the pharaoh was the
- A principal subject of Egyptian poetry was
- In art of the Old Kingdom,
A. upper-class people are shown larger than lower-class people.
- Our knowledge of Egyptian visual art comes primarily from
- The Egyptian canon of artistic representations of the human form gave the proportions of the human body as determined according to the width of
B. a clenched fist.
- Akhenaten in the New Kingdom is known for having introduced
- The Egyptian temples that have survived were
A. adorned with painted reliefs.
- Pyramid-like structures at the entrance to an Egyptian temple, representing the mountains encircling the world, are called
- Egyptian commemorative pillars are called
- The statue of Mycerinus and Queen Kha-merer-nebty II represents
C. transfer of power from the woman to the pharaoh.
- The figurative voyage from light to dark as one entered the Egyptian temple was represented by a room of
- Which of the following does the text use to describe the musical poetry of the Egyptian New Kingdom?
- Spatial depth in Egyptian art is achieved
B. by placing one figure above another.
- In the New Kingdom, one pharaoh changed to the practice of monotheism perhaps to rival the power of the
B. local priests.
- With the advent of his declaration of monotheism, Akhenaten
A. became unpopular with the priests of the demoted gods (also because of increased taxes on the people).
- In Egyptian society, slaves
C. were victims of war.
- A ruler who combines political with spiritual power is characterized as a __ monarch.
- The following was usually part of the vizier’s responsibility:
B. mobilization of an army
- What is the Book of the Dead?
C. a collection of funerary prayers
- What natural forces were considered sacred in Egyptian society?
A. the sun and the Nile