Quiz  /  Mummies
  • 1. 
    What is a mummy from Ancient Egypt?

  • A scary monster that walks around with its hands held out
  • A preserved body of the dead
  • Someone who takes care of you when you are young
  • All of the above
  • 2. 
    What is the process called that the Ancient Egyptians used to preserve the dead?

  • Deadening
  • Wrapping
  • Deflating
  • Embalming
  • 3. 
    What was natron and how was it used in the mummification process?

  • A special type of tomb where the bodies of the royals were buried
  • A salty crystal substance that helped to dry out the body
  • A type of cloth used to cover the body before it was buried
  • A sticky substance used to glue the wrappings to the body
  • 4. 
    About how many mummies were estimated to have been buried in the history of Ancient Egypt?

  • 50,000
  • 700,000
  • 10,000
  • 70 million
  • 5. 
    What happened to the brain when they were preserving the organs of the body?

  • It was thrown away
  • It was dried out and put back into the skull
  • It was preserved separately with the heart
  • It was the only organ preserved as it was sacred
  • 6. 
    About how long did it take to preserve a mummy for burial?

  • 3 days
  • 10 days
  • 40 days
  • 2 hours
  • 7. 
    What happened to the mummies of ancient Egypt?

  • Some survived and you can see them in museums today
  • They were burned for fuel by grave robbers
  • They were ground up into dust to make magic potions
  • All of the above
  • 8. 
    Why did the Egyptians bother to preserve their dead?

  • They were hoping that the bodies could be cured in the future
  • They wanted to have the bodies around to help remember the dead
  • Out of respect for their elders
  • They believed their bodies were needed for the afterlife
  • 9. 
    What were the two parts of the person that the Egyptians wanted to unite in the afterlife?

  • The alpha and omega
  • The yin and yang
  • The inner and outer
  • The ba and ka
  • 10. 
    What do we call the sheet that was placed over the mummy before it was buried?

  • Sarcophagus
  • Toga
  • Linen
  • Shroud
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