Ancient Egyptian Economy: Barter, Taxation & Trade


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The unit of measurement used in ancient Egypt for trade was called the _____.

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1. Taxes in ancient Egypt were paid annually via the _____.

2. Without a currency, the ancient Egyptians operated trade via the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test what you know about the economy of ancient Egypt. Make sure you understand important topics such as the unit of measurement that was used for trade and the way taxes were paid annually.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll also be quizzed on these points of the ancient Egyptian economy:

  • The way trade operated
  • Goods that the Egyptians would not have traded for
  • Length of the Egyptian trade routes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the economy of ancient Egypt, including the way trade functioned
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the unit of measurement that was used for trade and the length of the trade routes of ancient Egypt
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the payment of annual taxes

Additional Learning

To learn more this economy, you can look over the lesson named Ancient Egyptian Economy: Barter, Taxation & Trade at any time. The following topics will be highlighted:

  • Process of collecting taxes
  • Wealth that was amassed by Pharaohs
  • Currency system after the Persian invasion (6th century B.C.E.)
  • Trading partners and the politics of economic excursions