Egyptian Social Structure: From Slaves to Pharaoh


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1. How did peasants differ from slaves in ancient Egypt?

2. With the Pharaoh at the top of the Egyptian social pyramid, who came next?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The social structure in Ancient Egypt resembled a pyramid, with the pharaoh at the top and slaves and peasants at the bottom. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of the components of this social pyramid. You will be quizzed on the duties and jobs of the different social classes, including the responsibilities of scribes and priests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following social classes and roles:

  • Artisans
  • The Pharaoh
  • Scribes
  • Chief treasurer
  • Priests

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Ancient Egypt in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the social pyramid of Ancient Egypt
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ancient Egyptian social classes and roles

Additional Learning

To learn more about this period of history, review the corresponding lesson called Egyptian Social Structure: From Slaves to Pharaoh. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the social pyramid of Ancient Egypt
  • Understand the duties of peasants, slaves, and high government officials
  • Explore the roles of nobles, priests, soldiers, scribes, and the pharaoh
  • Identify the artisan and merchant classes
  • Recognize social mobility in Ancient Egypt