• 1. 
    Which statement below best describes hieroglyphics?

  • A font that can be use with any language
  • A form of writing using picture symbols
  • A type of art using letters and sounds
  • A fancy way of writing the Greek alphabet
  • 2. 
    Who were the people that were specially trained to read and write hieroglyphics?

  • Scribes
  • Pharaohs
  • Priests
  • Accountants
  • 3. 
    True or False: Most of the Egyptian people were taught to read and write.

  • TRUE
  • 4. 
    What type of plant did the Egyptians use to make their paper?

  • Palm leaves
  • Tree bark
  • Wheat
  • Papyrus
  • 5. 
    What was special about the Rosetta Stone?

  • It had a secret treasure map to one of the Pharaoh`s tombs
  • It had the same message written in both the Greek language and hieroglyphics
  • It had all of the hieroglyphic symbols written in one place
  • It described how to tell which direction hieroglyphics were written
  • 6. 
    How was hieroglyphics different from the way we write today?

  • There is no punctuation
  • All of the above
  • It can be written in any direction
  • A symbol can represent a full word or a sound
  • 7. 
    Who was the famous scribe who also architected the first pyramid?

  • Djoser
  • Imhotep
  • Menes
  • Khufu
  • 8. 
    Why would someone in Ancient Egypt want to become a scribe?

  • Scribes did not have to join the army
  • Scribes did not have to pay taxes
  • Because it was a good job
  • All of the above
  • 9. 
    How long ago did the Egyptians invent hieroglyphic writing?

  • Around 3000 years ago
  • Around 5000 years ago
  • Around 1000 years ago
  • Around 2000 years ago
  • 10. 
    What is it called when a letter or symbol represents a picture or concept rather than a sound?

  • Cursive
  • Calligraphy
  • A gramophone
  • An ideogram
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