June 11, 2013

Ancient Egypt Trivia Quiz

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When you think of Ancient Egypt, you may think of pyramids and mummies. But did you also know a lot of today’s modern-day conveniences were invented in Ancient Egypt? For instance, Ancient Egyptians invented the first toothbrushes (fine twigs tied together into soft brushes) and toothpaste (the powder of ox hooves, ashes, and pumice)! From mummies to makeup and more, see how much you know – or can guess! – about Ancient Egypt.

  1. Ancient Egyptians used papyrus plants, which were stiff, reed-like plants that grew along the Nile River, to make THIS item for writing on.
  2. Name the women’s makeup that Ancient Egyptians invented:
    A. Eyeliner
    B. Lip gloss
    C. Blush
    D. Bronzer
  3. To create a mummy, Egyptians first had to remove all of the body’s what?
  4. In the classic mummy pose, the mummy’s hands are placed over which part of the body?
  5. How many large pyramids are there at the Pyramids of Giza?
  6. Which of these did Ancient Egyptians invent?
    A. Sporks
    B. Wigs
    C. Fishing nets
    D. iPads
  7. What is the name of the coffin a mummy sits in?
  8. What was the ancient form of Egyptian writing called?
  9. True or False? Women were kind of equal to men in Ancient Egypt.
  10. Who was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt? Hint: she was a woman.

Scroll down for the answers!

  1. ANSWER: Paper. Which comes from the papyrus plant! Their process was a carefully guarded secret. They traded the papyrus sheets throughout the region, and used it to write everything from religious texts to stories to music.
  2. ANSWER: A. Eyeliner. They combined minerals to create kohl, which is still used today. Both men and women wore eyeliner, and the more the better. It was seen as a sign of status!
  3. ANSWER: All its organs! Organs were removed and placed in jars. The body was dried out for 40 days. Oil was applied, and then the body was wrapped in linen and plaster. Viola – instant mummy!
  4. ANSWER: Its heart, or chest.
  5. ANSWER: Three.
  6. ANSWER: Wigs. Due to the heat, many Egyptians shaved their heads to keep cool. But they preferred the look of “hair” so they created wigs, which they sealed to their heads with beeswax. Ouch!
  7. ANSWER: A sarcophagus.
  8. ANSWER: Hieroglyphics.
  9. ANSWER: True. Compared to other ancient societies like Greece and Rome, in Egypt, women could own property, decide who they wanted to marry, and have a job. Today this is a given in America, but in ancient societies, it was pretty cool that Egypt was so fair!
  10. ANSWER: Cleopatra.

I remember traveling to Egypt in college, seeing the pyramids, taking a camel ride, bargaining in the bazaar. I even went dancing in a dance club, and saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a movie theater! It was in English, and subtitled in Arabic. Although worlds away, we’re not so different. And those Ancient Egyptians sure were ahead of their time!

–Ratha

  1. brilliantgoat6

    i like this article because you get to learn about ancient things that we use today and they invented back then.

  2. amousedmouse10

    I think this post is good because you learn about what they envented.And how mummies enventeed that kind of stuff.And I was shoucked that they made the frist toothbrush and i did not this they coul make makeu in that time zone?!?!?!

  3. percyjacksonlover

    papyrus
    eyeliner/kohl
    moisture?
    heart
    3
    wigs or fishing nets
    sarcophagus
    hieroglyphics
    FALSE, FALSE, FALSE!!!!!!!! (humph)
    Hatshepsut or Cleopatra (my dad calls her hot chicken soup)

  4. sillyparakeet5

    1. papyrus scrolls
    2. eyeliner
    3. internal organs
    4. across the chest
    5. 3 pyramids
    6. fishing nets? (they fished right?)
    7. sarcophagus
    8. hieroglyphs
    9. true. (i’m guessing. there were woman pharoahs so…)
    10. Cleopatra

  5. duketwister8

    1)Papyrus plants
    2)A.(Eyeliner)
    3)Organs
    4)Chest
    5)Three
    6)B.(Wigs)
    7)Sarcophagus
    8)Hieroglyphics
    9)FALSE SO FALSE!!!!
    10)Cleopatra

  6. L

    1.papyrus (it says the word in the plant)
    2.a)eyeliner (my sister uses that)
    3.organs (btw tots gross and why? Just leave them in.)
    4.chest or heart
    5.3 pyramids(thats awesome!)
    6.wigs(so that means that wigs are old if i am correct)
    7.sarcophagus(those things are cool.)
    8.hieroglyphics(i doubt that I would be able to write them with my handwriting.)
    9.False(I do not think that is fair.)
    10.Cleopatra( she looks cool.)

  7. Mo

    1.papyrus
    2.a
    3.internal organs
    4.chest
    5.5
    6.b
    7.sarcophagus
    8.heiroglyphics
    9.true
    10. Cleopatra VII

  8. awesomehermes8

    1. paper
    2. kohl
    3. internal organs. They put them in jars.
    4. chest
    5. ???
    6. B and C
    7. sarcophagus
    8. hieroglyphics
    9. false
    10. Cleopatra

  9. locksurgeon1

    1.papyrus scroll?
    2.a?
    3.major organs
    4. lower sbdomin?
    5.3 pyramids
    6. a?
    7.sarchophagaus
    8.hieroglyphics
    9.true?
    10. Cleopatra

  10. bookwormgirl45

    1.paper
    2.eyeliner
    3.internal organs(excluding heart)
    4.chest
    5.3
    6.wigs??
    7.sarcophagus
    8.hieroglyphics
    9. false
    10.cleopatra??

  11. percyjacksonlover

    1. papyrus
    2.eyeliner
    3. brain
    4.heart?
    5. 3 pyramids
    6.fishing nets?
    7.sargophagus
    8.hireogyphics
    9.FALSE! DUH!
    10.um… is it Hatshetput? My dad calls her hot shoe put!

  12. DramaBrownie37

    1) scroll or paper
    2) A-eyeliner
    3) organs
    4) chest (heart)
    5) 3
    6) B-wigs
    7) sarcophagus
    8) hieroglyphics
    9) false
    10) Cleopatra

  13. arialla

    answers
    1) Pots or amulets
    2)A
    3)internal organs then moisture then dried remains
    4)arms crossed high on the chest, right over left
    5) There are 3
    6)wigs
    7)sarcophagus(not sure)
    8)hieroglyphics
    9)false
    10)Queen Cleopatra VII

  14. blackcaramel14

    paper scrolls
    bronzer?
    organs
    heart
    10?
    fishing nets?
    sarcophagus
    hieroglyphics
    true?
    Cleopatra

  15. 5lemon

    I wanted to see if the sigi for gopher chess worked and stuff.
    $ Gopherchess4 “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” The Girl on Fire!$

  16. 5lemon

    Idk any. Sorry. And I want to see if something works.
    Gopherchess4 “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” The Girl on Fire!

  17. crazyturtle14

    1.paper
    2.B
    3.organs
    4.chest/sholders?
    5.3 pyramids
    6.B
    7.sarcaphogus
    8.hyroglyphics
    9.true
    10.Cleopatra

  18. Pnut10

    1. Papyrus scrolls.
    2. Eyeliner, they called it “kohl”. 3. Internal orgnans. 4. Chest. Pharohs held the crook and flail. 5. 3. 6. Wigs. 7. Sarcophagus.8. Hieroglyphs. 9. True. During the rein of the Ptolomy line, three women ruled as the pharoh. 10. Cleopatra the VII, the last Ptolemaic ruler of ancient Egypt. She was the third daughter of Ptolomy XII to rule Egypt, the other two having treacherously taken the throne, were executed. TMI right? Just answer the darn question. I love Egypt and Greece but together doesn’t equal love in Cleopatra’s final days.

  19. T

    easy question the awnser was he was called little king because he was 9 years old when he became king.

  20. koigust6

    1.papyrus scrolls
    2.a.eyeliner
    3.blood
    4.chest
    5.11
    6.c.fishing nets
    7.sarcofogus
    8.hierogiyphics
    9.true
    10.Cleopatra

  21. maddy

    3. body organs
    4. the chest
    5. three
    6. fishing nets
    7. tombs
    8. hieroglyphics
    9. false
    10. Cleo Pattra

  22. ridingdetecting11

    1. papyrus, or a scroll.
    2. A, eyeliner
    3. organs
    4. chest
    5. ?
    6. fishing nets?
    7. sarcophagus
    8. hieroglyphics
    9. umm… false?
    10. Cleopatra?

  23. bluechimaera52

    1. papyrus
    2. A. eyeliner
    3. moisture
    4. chest
    5. 3
    6. B. wigs
    7. sarcophagus
    8. hieroglyphics
    9. True
    10. Cleopatra

  24. dodgerstone9

    i love egypt.I read like 11 book.All the books
    are like so cool.So every one should read the book.

  25. FashionCupcake48

    1) Papyrus Plants (my uncle has them at his house they are SO cool!!)
    2) Eyeliner(for cleopatra I think)
    3) Internal Organs?
    4) Chest or heart?(I think so)
    5) Three (I’ve been there, it is AWESOME with the booby traps and everything)
    6) Wigs
    7) I don’t know (well I do but I don’t remember. It’s a long name starts with an S I think.)
    8)Hieroglyphics
    9) False, I think
    10) Cleopatra
    Hey, it helps when your last history project of the year was on Egypt right?

  26. Adventurepegasus10

    3.body organs?
    5.3 pyramids
    6.definitely not iPads!
    7.tomb?
    8.hieroglyphics
    9.false?

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