Pyramids of Giza: History, Facts & Location Video


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Why were the pyramids at Giza constructed?

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1. What is an example of an early temple structure design that later led to a pyramid design?

2. The Pyramids of Giza were built during what period of ancient Egyptian history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the ancient history and cultural importance of the pyramids. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the purpose of the pyramids and their design.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Purpose of the pyramids
  • Earlier designs that influenced the creation of the pyramids
  • When the Pyramids of Giza were built
  • How the pyramids inform our knowledge of ancient Egypt
  • Parts of the pyramid complex at Giza

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Pyramids of Giza
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mastaba and pharaoh
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the influences and purpose of the structures
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the dates and period in which the pyramids were built

Additional Learning

To learn more about these ancient marvels, review the accompanying lesson on the History of the Pyramids of Giza. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the background that influenced the pyramids' construction
  • Identify the historical significance of the pyramids
  • Recognize the legacy of the Pyramids of Giza
  • Differentiate between Khufu, Khafra and Menkaure