Timeline of Egypt's Second Intermediate Period


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Which of the following best characterizes the intermediate periods in Egyptian history?

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1. What happened at the end of the Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt that partially destabilized the kingdom?

2. Who eventually invaded/conquered Egypt, leading to the Second Intermediate Period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Since ancient Egypt actually spanned a rather large period of time, historians have divided it into different periods to make it easier to study. This assessment will go over some facts about the Second Intermediate Period. Taking this quiz will help you evaluate your knowledge of the historical context, major events and rulers of this specific period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Go over these questions to see what you understand about:

  • The characteristics of Egypt's intermediate periods
  • The end of Egypt's Middle Kingdom
  • The group that started the Second Intermediate Period
  • The end of the Second Intermediate Period
  • Characteristics of Egypt under the Hyksos dynasties

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall see how well you can recall the key event that led to the conclusion of the Middle Kingdom
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the changes in ancient Egypt during this time and the effects that these changes had on Egyptian civilization
  • Knowledge application - draw from your knowledge of Egyptian history to identify the causes of the beginning and end of the Second Intermediate Period

Additional Learning

The associated lesson called Timeline of Egypt's Second Intermediate Period will introduce you to more information concerning this timeframe. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • The periods of ancient Egypt
  • The end of Egypt's Middle Kingdom
  • The Second Intermediate Period
  • The Hyksos dynasties
  • Changes in Egyptian culture and civilization
  • The end of the Second Intermediate Period