Ancient Egyptian Buildings: Old, Middle & New Kingdoms - Quiz & Worksheet


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How was Djoser's pyramid different from later Egyptian pyramids?

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1. What architectural style of ancient Egypt was perfected by the Old Kingdom Pharaoh Khufu?

2. How did Middle Kingdom temples change from the Old Kingdom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Architecture evolved over the nearly 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization, and different styles emerged during the three major periods of Egyptian history. To understand the development of ancient Egyptian architecture, take the quiz and complete the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment on Egyptian architecture includes quiz questions on the following topics:

  • Different styles of pyramids
  • Major architectural achievement of the Old Kingdom
  • Innovations seen in Middle Kingdom buildings
  • Characteristics of New Kingdom architecture

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you understand the key concepts in this overview of ancient Egyptian architecture
  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about buildings in Ancient Egypt
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the different features of buildings from each era of ancient Egyptian architecture

Additional Learning

For an overview and examples of the architectural achievements of this civilization, read the lesson Ancient Egyptian Buildings: Old, Middle & New Kingdoms. The objectives of this lesson include the following:

  • Cite examples of architecture from each era of ancient Egyptian history
  • Describe the architectural elements of a hypostyle hall
  • Explain the factors that influenced the New Kingdom style of architecture
  • Understand how Egyptian architecture reflected advances in engineering