Ancient Mesopotamia/Ancient Egypt Test

WEEK 17:  ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA/ANCIENT EGYPT TEST

NOTE: Following is the Ancient Mesopotamia/Ancient Egypt History Test.  7th and 8th graders should be able to do all of this test.  4th through 6th graders should be able to do most of the test.   K – 3rd graders will be able to do a lot of this test orally.   Each question is worth 2 points.  This test is OPTIONAL.   Please feel free to skip it; scale it; eliminate parts of it; use it merely as a review, or do whatever best suits your family!  If you choose to give your children this test, I would recommend reviewing the “Discussion Questions” from the last 16 weeks’ lesson plans the day before you give the test.

Following the test you will find a teachers’ answer key.

 

Name: __________________________ Date: ______________

ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA/ANCIENT EGYPT HISTORY TEST

Fill in the blanks with the correct answers:

1.  What did God create on the first day? ___________________________________________

 

2.  What did God create on the second day? ________________________________________

 

3.  What did God create on the third day?    _______________________________________

 

4.  What did God create on the fourth day? _________________________________________

 

5.  What did God create on the fifth day? ___________________________________________

 

6.  What did God create on the sixth day? ___________________________________________

 

7.  What did God do on the seventh day? ___________________________________________

 

8.  What did God use to create Eve? _______________________________________________

 

9.  Why did God send a flood to the earth? __________________________________________

 

10.  How many languages were spoken when people began building the Tower of Babel? _____

 

11. What river was the lifeline of Ancient Egypt? ______________________________________

 

12.  How did most people travel in Egypt?  ______________________________

 

13.  Where were most Egyptian tombs? ____________________________________________

 

14.  What did the Egyptians write on?  __________________________________

 

15.  The finding of what famous stone enabled people to finally understand Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics? _______________________________________________________________

 

16.  Name two of the 7 wonders of the Ancient World? _______________________________

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Circle the letter of the correct answer:

 

17.  The Theory that each day of the Biblical account of Creation was actually thousands or millions of years is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

 

18.  The Theory that each day of creation was a literal 24 hour day, but there was a gap of thousands or millions of years between the first and second verses of Genesis is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

 

19.  The Theory that creatures have evolved over time, but God has allowed them to do so is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

 

20.  The Theory that some great intelligent being began the universe and our earth is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

 

21.  The Theory that the universe began with a great explosion of matter is called:

A.  The Big Bang Theory

B.  Theistic Evolution

C.  Day-Age Theory

D.  Gap Theory

E.  Intelligent Design

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22.  What two rivers are mentioned in the Bible during the Garden of Eden and were part of Ancient Mesopotamia?

A.  Nile River and Euphrates River

B.  Tigris River and Euphrates River

C.  Nile River and Tigris River

D.  Nile River only

 

23.  The Tower of Babel was probably a:

A.  Pyramid

B.  Ziggurat

C.  Sphinx

D.  Pillar

 

24.  Which group living in Mesopotamia probably invented the first writing system?

A.   The Sumerians

B.  The Babylonians

C.  The Egyptians

D.  The Israelites

 

25.  Which of the following was NOT a food the Ancient Egyptians usually ate:

A.  Wheat

B.  Honey

C.  Lambs

D.  Dates

 

26.  Who was the god of all creation? (Hint:  He had the head of a hawk.)

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

27.  Who was the god of the dead? (Hint:  He had a jackal head.)

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

28.  Who was the god of the Underworld?

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

29.  Who was the greatest of the goddesses? (Hint: She had a disk and a pair of horns on her head.)

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

30.  Who was the god of the desert? (Hint:  He had the head of an aardvark.)

A.  RA

B.  Anubis

C.  Osiris

D. Isis

E.  Set

 

31.  Which of the following was NOT a common job of the Ancient Egyptians?

A.  Priests

B.  Farmers

C.  Shepherds

D.  Scribes

 

32.  The Ancient Pyramids were built with:

A.  Stone

B.  Brick

C.  Wood

D. Cement

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33.  Name two SEAS near Ancient Egypt:

A.  The Dead Sea & the Red Sea

B.  The Nile River and the Red Sea

C.  The Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea

D.  The Nile River and the Mediterranean Sea

 

34.  Who was the most famous ruler of Babylon?

A.  Hammurabi

B. King Nebuchadnezzar II

C.  Ramses

D.  Moses

 

35.  Which of the following was NOT true of Nebuchadnezzar?

A.  He built canals.

B.  He built famous gardens.

C.  He built a huge, golden statue.

D.  He built a pyramid.

 

Write “T” if the answer is true.  Write “F” if the answer is false.

 36.  T/F  The Mesopotamians believed in hundreds of gods. ______

37.  T/F Many ancient cultures have different flood stories._______

38.  T/F Moses built an ark to escape the flood. ___________

39.  T/F  The word “babel” means confused. ___________

40.  T/F  Abraham and Sarah thought they were too old to have a baby. _____

41.  T/F  All Egyptians wore make-up. ______

42.  T/F  Judah was the favorite son of Jacob (Israel).  ________

43.  T/F Joseph became a great leader in Egypt. ________

44.  T/F The most famous mummy ever found was of Ramses. ____

45.  T/F Moses wanted to lead God’s people out of Egypt. _______

46.  T/F Most Ancient Egyptians could not read & write. _______

47.  T/F Hieroglyphics can be read from right to left or left to right. ___

48.  T/F  Thieves often robbed the Pharaohs’ tombs soon after they were buried. ________

49.  T/F The first great ruler of Babylon was Hammurabi. _____

50.  T/F Mom loves her kids and is very proud of them. ______

 

 

 

Extra Credit:

Name of 5 of the plagues against the Egyptians for 2 points.  Name all 10 of the plagues for 4 points.

____________________________    _________________________________

____________________________    _________________________________

____________________________    _________________________________

____________________________    _________________________________

____________________________    _________________________________

 

For 2 points Describe 3 steps in making a mummy:

1.  ______________________________________________________________

2.  ______________________________________________________________

3.  ______________________________________________________________

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ANSWER KEY:

  • 1.  Darkness & Light
  • 2.  Water & Sky
  • 3.  Plants
  • 4.  Sun, Moon, Stars
  • 5.  Fish & Birds
  • 6.  People & Land Animals
  • 7.  Rest
  • 8.  Adam’s rib
  • 9.  Because of Man’s sin
  • 10.  1
  • 11.  Nile
  • 12.  By boat or walking
  • 13.  In the desert
  • 14.  Papyrus
  • 15.  Rosetta Stone
  • 16.  Any two of the following: Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Pyramid of Giza, Temple of Artemis, Statue of Zeus, Mausoleum, Colossus, Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • 17.  C
  • 18.  D
  • 19.  B
  • 20.  E
  • 21.  A
  • 22. B
  • 23.  B
  • 24.  A
  • 25.  C
  • 26.  A
  • 27.  B
  • 28.  C
  • 29.  D
  • 30.  E
  • 31.  C
  • 32.  A
  • 33.  C
  • 34.  B
  • 35.  D
  • 36. T
  • 37.  T
  • 38.  F
  • 39.  T
  • 40.  T
  • 41.  T
  • 42.  F
  • 43.  T
  • 44.  F
  • 45.  F
  • 46.  T
  • 47.  T
  • 48.  T
  • 49.  T
  • 50.  T

Extra Credit:  10 Egyptian Plagues: Blood, Frogs, Gnats, Flies, Livestock, Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, & Firstborn

Extra Credit: 3 steps in Making a Mummy:  1.  Take out inner organs, 2.  Stuff the body with linen, natron (salt), sand & saw dust,  3.  Wrap body with linen (& amulets)

Copyright April 6th, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

 

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