Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture: History, Politics & Culture - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of these periods of Ancient Egypt is the oldest?

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1. What major artistic innovation was developed during the Old Kingdom?

2. What major artistic shift occurred in the Middle Kingdom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to familiarize yourself with significant aspects of the nature of life in ancient Egypt. Topics include the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom and the Amarna Period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Why there was art inside Egyptian tombs
  • The earliest period of Ancient Egypt
  • Nature of the shift in art in the Middle Kingdom
  • Old Kingdom's important art innovation
  • Definition of the Amarna Period

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet afford you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ancient Egypt
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Egyptian tomb art in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the various Egyptian time periods and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the nature of art throughout the designated time periods of ancient Egypt

Additional Learning

To learn more about various aspects of life and art in ancient Egypt, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Ancient Egyptian Art & Architecture: History, Politics & Culture. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Comment on the length of time that marked the flourishing of the culture of ancient Egypt
  • Explain what you might be able to learn about ancient Egypt though its art
  • Discuss why the Old Kingdom is perhaps the most significant time period in ancient Egypt for us today
  • Investigate what might have contributed to the decline of traditional art styles in ancient Egypt
  • Remark on why the Egyptians constructed and decorated elaborate tombs
  • Describe the two most often featured elements of Egyptian tomb art