Quiz  /  Pyramids
  • 1. 
    What was the main purpose of the Ancient Egyptian pyramids?

  • As burial sites for the Pharaohs
  • As meeting places for the leaders of the country
  • As monuments to the glory of Egypt
  • As temples to their gods
  • 2. 
    What Pharaoh built the first pyramid?

  • Djoser
  • Khufu
  • Ramses
  • Menes
  • 3. 
    What do archeologists think the ledges in the step pyramids were for?

  • Each step or level represented a different cycle of life
  • Places for the slaves to rest while they were building the pyramid
  • Places for people to sit and watch sporting events
  • Steps for the dead Pharaoh to use to climb to the gods
  • 4. 
    What is the largest pyramid built by the Egyptians?

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • The Pyramid of Djoser
  • The Pyramid of Khafre
  • The Red Pyramid of Snofru
  • 5. 
    What specific location do all the pyramids have in common?

  • They are all built on the west side of the Nile River
  • They are all built on the coast of the red Sea
  • They are all built just outside of Cairo
  • They are all built next to the Mediterranean Sea
  • 6. 
    True or false: Most of the Egyptian pyramids were built in less than a year.

  • TRUE
  • 7. 
    Why did many of the pyramids have fake passages and traps?

  • To keep evil spirits from haunting the Pharaoh
  • To keep grave robbers from stealing the treasure
  • To keep the Pharaoh`s spirit from leaving the pyramid and haunting the land
  • All of the above
  • 8. 
    Why is it that archeologists have not found the original treasures in many of the pyramids?

  • Because of all the traps and hidden passages
  • Because they are digging slowly in an effort to not destroy the pyramid
  • Because they haven`t looked hard enough
  • Because grave robbers stole them thousands of years ago
  • 9. 
    What geometrical shape formed the base of all the pyramids?

  • The triangle
  • The square
  • The rectangle
  • The rhombus
  • 10. 
    About how tall is the pyramid of Khufu at Giza?

  • 480 feet
  • 30 feet
  • 80 feet
  • 120 feet
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