SS Seventh Grade Ancient Egypt Definition/Map Quiz

  1. Pharaoh
    A ruler of ancient Egypt
  2. Pyramid
    An acient massive structure found especially in Egypt having a square groundplan, outside walls that form four triangles that meet in a point at the top, and inner sepulchral chambers
  3. Embalm
    To treat (a dead body) so as to protect from decay
  4. Mummy
    A body embalmed or treated for burial with preservatives in the manner of the ancient Egyptians
  5. Hieroglyphics
    inscribed with hieroglyphic
  6. Delta
    A usually triangular mass of sediment, especially silt and sand, deposited aat the mouth of a river. Deltas form when a river flows into a body of standing water, such as a sea or a lake, and deposits large quantities of sediment. They are usually crossed by numerous streams and channels and have exposed as well submerged areas
  7. Cataract
    A large waterfall over a prepiece; steep rapids in a river
  8. Granary
    A storehouse for threshed grain
  9. Dynasty
    A succession of rulers of the same line of descent; A powerful group or family that maintains its position for a considerable amount of time
  10. Afterlife
    An existence after death
  11. Obelisk
    an upright four-sided monolithic pillar that gradually tapers as it rises and terminates in a pyramidImage Upload 2
  12. Deity
    The rank or essential nature of a god; Divinity
  13. Tribute
    A payment by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgement of submission or as the price of protection; the tax levied for such a payment
  14. corruption
    lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility bribery); use a position of trust or dishonest gain
  15. Vizier
    A high executive office of various Muslim countries and especially the Ottoman Empire
  16. Decipher
    Decide; to interpret the meaning of
  17. Chariot
    A two-wheeled horse-drawn battle car of ancient times used also in processions and races
  18. Turbulent
    Causing unrest, violence, or disturbance
  19. Ankh
    A cross having a loop for its upper vertical arm and serving especially in ancient Egypt as an emblem of lifeĀ 
  20. Shadoof
    A counterbalanced sweep used since ancient times especially in Egypt for raising water (as for irrigation)
  21. Papyrus
    The pith of the papyrus plant especially when made into strips and pressed into material to write on
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SS Seventh Grade Ancient Egypt Definition/Map Quiz
Made 12/10/12, quiz 12/11/12