Egyptian Pyramids: Definition, Facts & Structure


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Pyramids were constructed during which Egyptian dynasties?

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1. The pyramid of Djoser represents which type of pyramid construction?

2. Which type of pyramid construction did not build the tomb of the pharaoh underground?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet duo will help test your knowledge of the history of the Egyptian pyramids, as well as the various pyramid construction types. You'll also need to know approximately how long it took to build one of the pyramids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will cover the following material:

  • Time periods when pyramids were constructed
  • What construction is represented by the pyramid of Djoser
  • What construction did not include an underground tomb for the pharaoh
  • The architect who created the first pyramid
  • How long it would take 10,000 laborers to build a single pyramid

Skills Practiced

You'll be able to develop the following skills while using these resources:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pyramids lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast pyramid structure types from the lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the dynasties in which pyramids were built

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, Egyptian Pyramids: Definition, Facts & Structure, to further explore these famous structures. The lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Identify the pyramids of Giza
  • Review the purpose of pyramids
  • Explore the structures of the pyramids of Djoser, Dashur, Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure