Ancient History: Egypt : Literacy and Communication

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Ancient History: Egypt

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Literacy And Communication

What is a hieroglyph?

Possible Answers:

a type of clothing worn by pharaohs

a type of agricultural crop

an ancient mode of transportation

an ancient form of writing in which pictures represent words, syllables, or sounds

Correct answer:

an ancient form of writing in which pictures represent words, syllables, or sounds

Explanation:

A hieroglyph is an ancient form of writing in which pictures represent words, syllables, or sounds. Hieroglyphs emerged during the Neolithic Era and have served as a means for archaeologists to learn about ancient Egypt. These pictures can be found on artifacts, on rocks, and on the walls of pyramids.

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