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Ian and Callum's History Quizzes To Get Your Brain Cells Working - Part 5 - Ancient Egypt

Updated on May 14, 2012

Ancient Egypt Quiz

Hi again - the two bonkers blokes from Planet History have returned! This is the fifth quiz in our series. This one is about Ancient Egypt and includes many fabulous pictures you'll love looking at.

The questions are all multiple choice and as always we have written ten of them.

We hope you have fun and put your knowledge of Ancient Egypt to good use!

Ian and Callum.

(alian346 and calpol25)

Here Are The Instructions :

1 - You'll need a pen or a pencil to record your answers.

2 - Then mark your answers. You'll find the correct responses at the foot of the Hub.

3 - Answer the poll to tell us how many you really got right.

4 - Leave us a comment to tell us how you did and what you thought of our quiz.

Please don't google the answers - have an honest try - or just GUESS!

Image of an Ancient Egyptian God
Image of an Ancient Egyptian God | Source

Question 1

What is the name of the ancient Egyptian God shown in this picture?

A Anubis

B Bast or Bastet

C Horus

D Isis

Temple of Luxor
Temple of Luxor | Source

Question 2

The picture above shows the Pylon at the Temple of Luxor. You will notice an obelisk to the left. In which city will you find the obelisk that used to be on the right?

A Rapid City, USA

B London, UK

C Paris, France

D Istanbul, Turkey

Question 3

Who was the longest living Egyptian Pharaoh?

A Ramses II

B Ramses X

C Ramses V

D Ramses VII

Bust of Nefertiti
Bust of Nefertiti | Source

Question 4

The picture to the right is of a bust of Nefertiti, famous and beautiful Queen of Egypt. To which city would you have to go to see this bust ‘in the flesh’?

A London, UK

B Berlin, Germany

C Carlisle, England

D New York City, USA.

Question 5

The ancient Library of Alexandria was destroyed by

A Flood

B Fire

C Earthquake

D Callum in a fit of rage.

Funeral Mask of Tutankhamen
Funeral Mask of Tutankhamen | Source

Question 6

The fabulous treasure of Tutankhamen was discovered in 1922. What is the name of his father?

A Khufu (Cheops)

B Ramses II

C Ramses IV

D Akhenaten

Question 7

Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen. Who was his sponsor?

A Lord Caernarvon

B Duke of Rothesay

C Duke of Bedford

D Lord Girthon.

Inscription on Rosetta Stone
Inscription on Rosetta Stone | Source

Question 8

The Rosetta Stone is perhaps the best aid to deciphering the language of the Ancient Egyptians. It contains the same information in three scripts. What are the names of these scripts?

A Hieroglyphs, Demotic, Greek

B Latin, Sanskrit, Hieroglyphs

C Hieroglyphs, English, Greek

D Demotic, Latin, Hieroglyphs.

Question 9

Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Traditionally how did this legendary woman meet her death?

A Stabbing through the heart

B Eating poisoned figs

C The bite of an asp to her breast

D Old age.

Sphinx and Pyramid at Giza
Sphinx and Pyramid at Giza | Source

Question 10

The Great Sphinx of Giza was probably built about

A 2500 years ago

B 150 years ago

C 6000 years ago

D 4500 years ago

Well done!! You've reached the end!! Hope you enjoyed the pix.....

Now all you have to do is mark it. But before you do go and have a relax, walk around a field, stroke the cat (don't murder it, Callum!) or just have a wee doze...........zzzzz.

So here are the correct answers - BE HONEST, please.


1 B

2 C

3 A

4 B

5 B

6 D

7 A

8 A

9 C

10 D

Answer Honestly

How many did you get correct?

See results

Please leave us a comment to tell us how well you did and what you thought of the quiz.

We're glad you're still with us and for sticking with it we will be sending you a cheque in Venusian pounds within the next 100 years. As we process that why don't you have a go at our other history quizzes? Links are here:


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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      You're very welcome!


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      Ron 5 years ago

      I really like your hub, thank you for putting it up .

      Ron from Fitness

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Hello, Ann - so nice to hear from you!

      I love the Ancient Egyptians - have a strong affinity with them for some reason.

      More quizzes here and at Callum's for you to torture yourself with!


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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      Hi Ian! I got 6 right (nos. 2,3,6,7,9 & 10) so I was quite pleased - more than I thought I was going to get. I did know some and guessed the others! Great idea. The Egyptians were a fascinating culture and so colourful, in artefacts and in life. Thanks for the fun and hopefully I'll remember the ones I got wrong! Ann

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      You did NOT choose Rapid City - I only put that one in because I'd been there when I visited Mount Rushmore. Sorry, Ryan, I have a very big smile on my face at present!!

      But 7/10 is very respectable if 'Ancient Egypt' is not one of your specialist areas. Well done!


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      rlbert00 5 years ago from USA

      The Egyptians have never been my strong area, I did manage 7 out of 10 and against my best judgement chose Rapid City, SD for #2. Imagine my dismay when I learned that it was in fact in Paris. Nicely done.

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      alian346 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Oh - go on - it's good for your soul and revision purposes!


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      Callum 5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      This one is brilliant Ian, I love Egyptology but will refrain as I know the answers lol :)