Egypt's First Intermediate Period: Timeline & Pharaohs

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1. Which dynasties occurred during the First Intermediate Period?

2. What was a nomarch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Today we tend to think of ancient Egypt as just one single time period, but the history of ancient Egypt actually spans several thousand years, with numerous individual periods contained within the entire history. In this assessment, you will be tested on one of these, known as the First Intermediate Period. These questions are a great way to see if you remember the historical timeline, geography and political situation during this time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use these assessment questions to test yourself on:

  • The kings and leadership of the First Intermediate Period
  • Relevant Egyptian Dynasties
  • The nomarchs
  • Major city centers of the First Intermediate Period
  • The reunification of Egypt

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you have learned the basic information on the timeline and political situation of the First Intermediate Period in Egyptian history
  • Reading comprehension - check to see that you understand how the First Intermediate Period began, what changes it saw, and how it ended
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of this period in Egyptian history to identify some key figures and ruling dynasties of the period, as well as their significance

Additional Learning

Get more facts on this subject by reading through the associated lesson called Egypt's First Intermediate Period: Timeline & Pharaohs. This lesson will teach you about:

  • An example of artwork from this period
  • The end of Egypt's Old Kingdom
  • The ruling dynasties of the First Intermediate Period
  • Notable Pharaohs
  • Important Egyptian cities
  • The end of the First Intermediate Period
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