Ancient History: Egypt : Settlement

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Settlement

The ancient Egyptian civilization arose along the banks of which of these rivers?

Possible Answers:

The Ganges

The Tigris

The Nile

The Indus

The Euphrates

Correct answer:

The Nile

Explanation:

The ancient Egyptian civilization first emerged along the banks of the Nile River approximately eight thousand years ago. The first settled agricultural communities appeared around 6,000 BCE. The Egyptian people depended on the Nile River for their survival.

Example Question #2 : Settlement

Where is Libya located in relation to Egypt?

Possible Answers:

to the east, on the shores of the Red Sea

to the north, along the Nile River

to the south, along the Nile River

to the west, north of the Sahara Desert

to the east, between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

Correct answer:

to the west, north of the Sahara Desert

Explanation:

Libya is located to the west of Egypt, in the north of the Saharan Desert, on the North African shores of the Mediterranean. Libya was an important rival to Egypt throughout Egyptian history, but especially during the latter years. Libya actually conquered Egypt during the Third Intermediate Period and ruled as the twenty-second and twenty-third dynasties.

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