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    A study guide for our upcoming Egypt exam.


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  • What two civilizations developed along the Nile River?
    Egypt and Kush

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  • Why was the Nile River Valley ideal for human settlement?
    It had good soil for growing crops.

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  • What kind of climate does Egypt have?
    Hot and dry (Arid)

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  • What sea does the Nile empty into?
    The Mediterranean

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  • What is a delta?
    Triangular area of fertile soil where a river empties into the ocean.

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  • What crops were grown by the Egyptians?
    Wheat, barley, and Flax

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  • What is the system of writing used by the Egyptians called?
    Hieroglyphics

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  • What object helped us learn how to read Egyptian writing?
    Rosetta Stone

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  • Why is Narmer important?
    He united upper and lower Egypt.

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  • What is a dynasty?
    A government where a family rules for generations.

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  • What is a theocracy?
    A government that is controlled by a church.

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  • What is a pharaoh?
    An Egyptian king.

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  • What is a bureaucrat?
    A person that works for the government.

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  • What does distribute mean?
    To divide something up and give it to different people or groups.

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  • What does the word crucial mean?
    Important

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  • What does embalm mean?
    Preserving a body from decaying.

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  • What does the word reside mean?
    To live somewhere.

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  • What did the Egyptians believe happened to you after you died?
    You went on a long journey to a peaceful place.

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  • What book did the Egyptians use to prepare spirits for the afterlife?
    The Book of the Dead

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  • At first, who were the only people able to go to the Egyptian afterlife?
    Pharaohs

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  • What group had control of Egypt during the "Golden Age"?
    The Middle Kingdom

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  • Where did the Middle Kingdom move the capital of Egypt to?
    Thebes

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  • Where was a canal built to increase trade with Arabia?
    Between the Nile River and the Red Sea

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  • How did statues of pharaohs change during the Middle Kingdom?
    They looked more like humans instead of gods.

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  • What did Egyptians start to make instead of pyramids during the Middle Kingdom?
    Temples

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  • What group took over Egypt after a civil war?
    The Hyksos

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  • What was unique about Hatshepsut?
    She was one of the only female pharaohs.

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  • What did Hatshepsut focus her rule on?
    Trade

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  • What did Amenhotep IV focus his rule on?
    Religion

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  • What was the most important thing King Tut did during his rule?
    Brought back the ancient religion.

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  • What is a savanna?
    A large grassy plain.

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  • What does rely mean?
    To depend on.

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  • What is a textile?
    Clothing or cloth

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  • Where was Nubia located?
    South of Egypt

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  • What country did Nubia form a strong trade relationship with?
    Egypt

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  • What did the Egyptians hire the Nubians to do?
    Fight in their military.

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  • How did the Egyptian invasion change the Nubian language?
    They started to use Hieroglyphics

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  • What was Nubia called after it gained independence in the 800sBC?
    Kush

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  • What metal changed the life of the people of Kush?
    Iron

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  • Which region had the biggest cultural influence on Nubia and Kush?
    Egypt

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