Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Definition, Meaning & Symbols


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Of the following types of hieroglyphs, which will always appear at the end of a word?

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1. Who is credited with deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs in modern times?

2. Which of the following is NOT a stage in the development of the Egyptian language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll be asked questions about characteristics of the Egyptian language, as well as our modern interpretation of it. You'll receive your scores immediately.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to know about the following:

  • Hieroglyphs that are always found at the end of a word
  • Which modern scholar deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs
  • The development of the Egyptian language
  • The age of the Egyptian language
  • What type of script the Egyptian language used

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history and evolution of Egyptian hieroglyphs
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how old the Egyptian language is and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the struggle to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs in modern times

Additional Learning

If you'd like more details about the Egyptian hieroglyphic system, review the accompanying lesson titled Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Definition, Meaning & Symbols. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore the long history of the Egyptian language
  • Understand how hieroglyphs work
  • Define 'logograms'
  • Recognize the significance of the Rosetta Stone