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Egypt 3 - Dynasties 7-12
"A quiz on the fairly early kings from dynasty seven to dynasty twelve. There is a question on each king that Peter Clayton's 'Chronicle of the Pharaohs' gives enough information for me to do a question on. Quiz 3 in the series."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
According to Manetho, how many kings were in Dynasty Seven and how long did they reign between them?
70 kings in 70 seasons (the Egyptian year had three seasons)
70 kings in 70 years
70 kings in 70 days.
17 kings in seven years
How many pyramids are generally believed to date from the first intermediate period?
The first intermediate period ended in the middle of the eleventh dynasty. All the intermediate period kings had the same name (the other kings of the dynasty also used the same name as each other). What was it?
In front of the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep I is a deep tunnel called the Bab el-Hosan - Gate of the Horseman - Why is it so called?
There is a horseman carved on the entrance (the Egyptians did ride horses despite what some people believe)
It was found when Howard Carter's horse stumbled in it
It is large enough for a man to ride a horse down
There is a legend that a man pursued by bandits hid in it and sent his horse galloping off to draw the bandits away
Mentuhotep II sent an expedition to the Wadi Hammamet to cut stone for statues. What is recorded as accompanying the expedition?
Asses loaded with sandals
Soldiers with whips to drive on stragglers
A statue of the god Seth (god of the desert wastes)
Two jars of wine per day for every five men
What relationship was Amenemhet I to his predecessor Mentuhotep III?
Son in law and cousin
No relation (he was a usurper)
What is said about the state of the arts in Egypt in the reign of Senusret I?
It was the nadir (bottom)
It was the zenith (peak)
It mostly imitated Old Kingdom styles
It was the period of Egyptian history when foreign influence was most visible
In about the time of Amenemhet II there was an increase in the Egyptian exploitation of which area?
What does Manetho say about the physique of Senusret III?
He looked like a woman (or the later pharaoh Akhenaten)
He was nearly a dwarf
He was very tall
He was obese
Who seems to have been the last ruler of dynasty twelve?
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