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What statement best describes what we know about the way Egyptians did mummification?
a) We know how they did it because they left detailed recipes on how they mummified people
b) We know how they did it based on artwork that shows the steps of mummification
c) Historians are simply making educated guesses on how the Egyptians made mummies
d) We know how they did it because people get mummified all the time in Egypt today

What statement best describes why Egyptians mummified the dead?
a) Because they thought the body was needed by the gods for judgement
b) They thought you would get your body back in the afterlife
c) So family members could visit their relatives body and pay their respects
d) So evil spirits wont destroy the body in the afterlife

What were a persons organs stored in after they were removed during mummification?
a) Nothing-They were tossed into the desert for animals to eat
b) They were placed in wood boxes and floated down the Nile
c) Canoptic Jars
d) They were wrapped and dried in placed back in the body

What type of people were usually mummified in ancient Egypt?
a) Those who could afford it-usually the wealthy
b) Everybody did it because it was free for all
c) Only the pharaohs
d)

What was organ was left in the body during mummification?
a) heart
b) liver
c) lungs
d) stomach

What is the term used to describe a large ancient cemetery?
a) acropolis
b) necropolis
c) mastaba
d) morgue

How long did it take to mummify a body in ancient Egypt?
a) 30 days
b) 40 days
c) 70 days
d) 100 days

Where was King Tut buried?
a) Valley of the Kings
b) The Giza Plateau
c) Saqqara
d) Cairo

What were the large rectangular tombs of the wealthy called?
a) Pyramids
b) Step Pyramids
c) Bent Pyramids
d) Mastabas

Who was the Great Pyramid of Giza built for?
a) Ramses II
b) King Tut
c) Khufu
d) Menes/Narmer

The stone needed to build the pyramids came from ...
a) The bottom of the Nile
b) Quarries
c) Farm fields in the Nile Delta
d) Salt Mines

How many stones or blocks make up the Great Pyramid of Giza?
a) 1 million
b) 2 million
c) 3 million
d) 4 million

What is the average weight of the stones/blocks of the Great Pyramid?
a) About 1 ton each
b) About 2 tons each
c) About 5 tons each
d) About 10 tons each

What types of people were pyramids built for?
a) Pharaohs
b) Wealthy People
c) Everybody who could afford it
d) The gods

What side of the Nile were pyramids built on?
a) North
b) South
c) East
d) West

About how many pyramids are still standing in Egypt today?
a) About 50
b) About 75
c) About 90
d) About 130

What type of stone was used in building the pyramids?
a) Limestone
b) Dorite
c) Quartz
d) Sandstone

How many mummies have been found in the pyramids of Egypt?
a) None
b) About 130-Every pyramid had a mummy in it when modern archaeologists entered
c) There were only 5 ever found
d) There are too many to count

What was the purpose of an Egyptian pyramid?
a) They were built for grain storage
b) A tomb for a pharaoh
c) They were built for people to pray and watch sacrifices
d) They were the home of the pharaoh and his family

What is the process of removing the water from something called?
a) Decomposition
b) Dehydration
c) Embalming
d) Cremation

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