Test Review Sheet


Terms and Ideas to know:

  • Champollian, Rosetta Stone, and problems in the decipherment of Egyptian writings:
  • Dynasties and intermarriage
  • Know the Osiris myth
  • Predynastic tombs and those used in the first two dynasties were called:
  • Put the periods of Egyptian history in order and know their ‘nicknames’
  • Social scale
  • The Great Sphinx is a statue of a lion with the head of which Pharaoh:
  • The Pharaoh in the Old Kingdom owned the land, but the nobles controlled it- T/F
  • The process of mummification took how long and involved what steps?
  • What does the Nile bring to Egypt?
  • What is a Nome?
  • What is Kemet and what does it mean?
  • What were the capitals of Egypt during the different periods and where were they located (upper or lower Egypt)
  • When did Pharaoh have absolute power and what was their government like in other periods?
  • Who became the god of the Underworld?
  • Who began the movement to drive the Hyksos out of Egypt?
  • Who could have life after death and be mummified at different periods in Egyptian history?
  • Who was Amenhotep IV and what 2 things is he most important for?
  • Who was the most favored god of the common people?
  • Who were the Hyksos and how did they influence Egypt?
  • Why was mummification practiced?

Know these names:

  • Akhenaton/Amenhotep IV
  • Cheops/Kufu
  • Hatshepsut
  • Imhotep
  • Kamose
  • Khafre
  • Menes
  • Narmer
  • Ramses II
  • Thutmose III
  • Tutankhaten/Tutankhamen
  • Zoser

Know the following gods, their pictures and what they did: 

  • Anubis
  • Hathor
  • Horus
  • Isis
  • Osiris
  • Ra
  • Sekhmet
  • Seth
  • Thoth