Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture's Relationship to Their Cosmology & Rulers


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What is Ma'at?

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1. Why were temples to the gods important in Egyptian cosmology?

2. Why do many temples line up with astronomical events, such as the solstice or equinox?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of Ancient Egyptian art and architecture. You will be evaluated on the reason why the pharaoh's built temples and tombs and the role of the pharaoh in Egyptian religion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The importance of the temples
  • Role of the pharaoh in Egyptian religion
  • Ma'at
  • The reason why pharaohs build temples and tombs
  • Why temples line up with astronomical events

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Ancient Egypt and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the importance of the temples
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of Ma'at

Additional Learning

To learn more about Ancient Egypt, go over the lesson titled Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture's Relationship to Their Cosmology & Rulers. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify the purpose of art
  • Review the reason why Ancient Egyptian art and architecture was centered around Ma'at
  • Learn about what pharaohs are and how they influenced art and architecture