Crook & Flail in Ancient Egypt: Definition & Symbolism


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What was the original, practical, use of the crook?

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1. The flail was used to represent which of the pharaoh's responsibilities?

2. How are the crook and flail connected with the gods of Egypt?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What's the connection between a crook (heka) and the gods of Egypt? This quiz and worksheet will check your ability to answer this question, and test you on other aspects of the crook and flail (nekhakha).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • A practical purpose for which the crook was originally used
  • What the flail was used to represent
  • The connection of the crook and flail to the gods of Egypt
  • Why pharaohs where often depicted with these items
  • How we know what the crook and flail looked like

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the crook and flail
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how the crook was originally used and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the flail represents

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled Crook & Flail in Ancient Egypt: Definition & Symbolism. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • The history of the crook and flail
  • What happened to a pharaoh's crook and flail after he died
  • Materials from which these items were made