Which of the following is NOT a reason why most ancient Egyptians lived in the delta area of the Nile River?
The Egyptians were protected from invasions by the cataracts, or waterfalls, of the Nile.
The flooding of the Nile left the land rich and fertile for growing crops.
The Egyptians used the Nile for irrigation of crops during the dry season.
Most Egyptians were wealthy, and they lived in large estates along the banks of the Nile.
Which of the following was NOT a function of the pharaoh in ancient Egyptian civilization?
He chose an honored Egyptian to carry out certain rituals, such as cutting the first ripe grain and making the first break in the irrigation dikes each year.
He owned all the land, but he gave gifts of land to priests and the wealthy.
He oversaw the management of dams and irrigation canals.
He chose all government officials.
The purpose of the pyramids was to _____.
honor the pharaohs during their reigns
enshrine the pharaohs and their belongings after they died
give farmers work while their fields were flooded
honor the god of eternal life
The Egyptians embalmed the bodies of the dead because they believed that _____.
the soul could not live without the body
Osiris and Isis ruled over the dead
then they would know the correct magic spells
natron would keep the bodies from shrinking
Compared to their power in the Old Kingdom, pharaohs in the Middle Kingdom had _____.
less power and importance
the same amount of power and importance
more power and importance
less importance but more power
During the New Kingdom, most pharaohs were interested in _____.
war and conquest
setting up a new religion
Egyptian civilization grew weaker until Egypt was taken over by _____.
the priests of Amon-Re
Which of the following was NOT an Egyptian contribution to other civilizations?
splints, bandages, and compresses
a 4-season calendar
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