Egypt's Abu Simbel & The Mortuary Temples - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why was Ramses II so focused on building major monuments and temples?

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1. Which direction do the Abu Simbel temples face?

2. What is the most notable feature of the main temple at Abu Simbel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will ask you about Ramses II's Abu Simbel and the Mortuary Temples. You'll need to know why Ramses constructed them, which gods they honor and what their notable features are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Understand why Ramses II wanted to build major temples and monuments
  • Identify the direction the Abu Simbel temples face
  • Name the main temple's most distinctive feature
  • Recognize the Egyptian gods that are honored by the Abu Simbel temples
  • Know the Ramesseum's intended purpose

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons why Ramses II wanted to build many monuments and temples
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the Abu Simbel temples to answer which direction they face
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you take away the most important facts from the related lesson on the Abu Simbel temples

Additional Learning

Egypt's Abu Simbel & The Mortuary Temples is a related lesson that goes into more detail about this subject. The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Know when Ramses II ruled Egypt
  • Learn how long it took to build the temple complex of Abu Simbel
  • Describe what's depicted on the inside of the Abu Simbel temple