Ancient Egyptian Architects


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Who is the first recorded architect in human history?

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1. What was a mastaba?

2. Imhotep designed and oversaw the construction of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, which had six stepped layers and was 200 feet high. Of the following statements, which is true regarding this structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and printable worksheet to check how much you know about ancient Egyptian architects. Mastabas, obelisks, ancient Egyptian monuments and the first architect will be the focus of practice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on:

  • First recorded architect in history
  • Mastaba
  • The Step Pyramid at Saqqara
  • Facts about ancient Egyptian architects
  • Obelisk

Skills Practiced

These guides will exercise your proficiency in:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as obelisk and mastaba
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first recorded architect
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related architectural history lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ancient Egyptian architects and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, named Ancient Egyptian Architects, will present an opportunity to learn more about this subject. Goals of this lesson will include:

  • Identify important examples of ancient Egyptian architecture
  • Explain how religious concepts influenced ancient Egyptian architecture
  • Understand how various structures and building techniques were used
  • Know the names of a number of architects discussed in the lesson