Ancient Egypt Study Guide Chapter 5 McDougal Littell

Ancient Egypt Study Guide Chapter 5 McDougal Littell
Go to Click on the social studies link. Click on the world history
link. Now click on the cover of your book (World History Ancient Civilization)
Click on Student Tools- Chapter Five Ancient Egypt
Some things that you can review or practice for your test include:
 Flip Cards (vocabulary words and definitions)
 Crossword Puzzle (review of main ideas from chapter)
 Take the Chapter Quiz. Submit it any time BEFORE the test. Print it and bring it
in to your teacher for and extra 5 points on your Chapter 5 social studies test. (If
you don’t have a computer at home you can go to the school library during
homeroom, before or after school to complete the quiz on a computer there. Ask
your teacher for a pass.
You will need to know how to read and gather information from a map. (Use scale,
direction, and locations)
Egypt’s Religion:
Belief in many gods is called polytheism
One of the most important jobs in Egypt was a priest
Gods and Goddess:
Re- sun god
Osiris- god of the dead
Anubis-god that judged Egyptians after death
Isis-goddess of fertility
Toth-god of the scribes
Hathor-goddess of love and children
Egyptians made contributions in the areas of:
Math- geometry
Medicine-surgurey, treating injuries and illness
Archiitecture-building pyramids
Mummification-embalming or preserving dead bodies
Facts about the Nile:
World’s longest river
It is over 4,000 miles long
It begins near the equator in Africa and flows NORTH
It empties into the Mediterreanen Sea
Egyptians built shadufs to help spread water across the land
Hatshepsut- woman pharaoh
She expanded trade
Built obelisks (monuments)
She wore the false beard reserved for pharaohs alone
Akhenaton tried to change Egypt’s religion to belief in just one god (Aton the sun god)
This changed after he died
Khufu- had the largest tomb built for himself-to show how great a pharaoh was
The Great Pyramid located in Giza
It took 20 years to build
Ramses IITutankhamen- Boy king
He reestablished belief in many gods after Akhenaton died