Egypt Vocabulary
  • 1. The use of workers and resources to produce goods and services
A) Pharaoh
B) Empire
C) Pyramid
D) Economy
  • 2. A large stone with 3 languages that helped to learn the meaning of hieroglyphics
A) Pyramids
B) Rosetta Stone
C) Economy
D) Papyrus
  • 3. The system of writing using pictures or signs
A) Hieroglyphics
B) Scribes
C) Pyramids
D) Papyrus
  • 4. A group of lands and people under one government
A) Empire
B) City-state
C) Leadership
D) Deltas
  • 5. Bits of black soil, sand, and clay that fertilize the soil
A) Silt
B) Irrigation
C) Papyrus
D) Clay
  • 6. A triangle shaped area of marshy land made by deposits of silt, sand and small stones at the mouth of a river
A) Delta
B) Irrigation
C) Pyramid
D) Silt
  • 7. The supreme ruler of Egypt
A) King
B) Pharaoh
C) Pyramid
D) Scribe
  • 8. A person who receives training to write and keep records
A) Pharaoh
B) Papyrus
C) Scribe
D) King
  • 9. A huge stone structure built as the royal tombs
A) Temple
B) Irrigation
C) Rosetta Stone
D) Pyramids
  • 10. The practice of one person owning another
A) Slavery
B) City-State
C) Empire
D) Irrigation
  • 11. The watering of dry lands by means of streams, canals or pipes in order to grow crops
A) Irrigation
B) papyrus
C) Farming
D) Delta
  • 12. Type of paper made from reeds that grew in the Nile River Valley
A) Papyrus
B) Hieroglyphics
C) Cuneiform
D) Scribes
  • 13. The ________ was and important discovery that helped historians unlock an unknown language.
A) Cuneiform
B) Hieroglyphics
C) Rosetta Stone
D) Papyrus
  • 14. ____________ techniques made it possible for agriculture in both the Nile River Valley as well as along the Tigris and Euphrates river.
A) Surplus
B) Irrigation
C) Domesticate
D) Economy
  • 15. The ancient Egyptians viewed their _________ as both a ruler and a god.
A) Scribe
B) Pyramid
C) Pharaoh
D) Empire
  • 16. Cuneiform was written on clay tablets while scribes in Egypt wrote on __________.
A) Hieroglyphics
B) Pyramids
C) Rosetta Stone
D) Papyrus
  • 17. The Nile River empties into the Mediterranean Sea in a marshy _______ region
A) Delta
B) Irrigation
C) Empire
D) Desert
  • 18. The ______ became an important person in the government because he/she could record important information.
A) Pharaoh
B) Warrior
C) Scribe
D) Farmer
  • 19. The Rosetta Stone helped historians decode ____________.
A) Pyramids
B) Greek
C) Hieroglyphics
D) Papyrus
  • 20. The __________ were built to help send the Pharaoh to the afterlife.
A) Irrigation
B) Empire
C) Government Buildings
D) Pyramids
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