Ancient History: Egypt : The Decline of The New Kingdom

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : The Decline Of The New Kingdom

The religious reforms made by Akhenaten were centered around __________.

Possible Answers:

the abolition of the high priests of Thebes

the worship of the sun disc and the power of light

the Cult of Isis

the subjugation of women and the termination of regency

the supposed divinity of the Pharaoh and his offspring

Correct answer:

the worship of the sun disc and the power of light

Explanation:

The religious reforms of Akhenaten were centered around the worship of the sun disc and the power of light. This is distinct from earlier Egyptian worship which was centered around the worship of the sun as a physical or divine entity.

Example Question #2 : The Decline Of The New Kingdom

The Battle of the Delta was fought between the Egyptian forces led by __________ and __________.

Possible Answers:

Rameses II, the Hittites

Senusret I, the Nubians

Ramose, the Hyksos

Rameses III, the Sea-Peoples

Thutmose III, the Mittani

Correct answer:

Rameses III, the Sea-Peoples

Explanation:

The Battle of the Delta was fought in the twelfth century BCE between the forces of Egypt (led by Ramesses III) and the Sea-Peoples. The Sea-Peoples were a group of European and Asiatic migrants who repeatedly attempted to settle in the Egyptian delta during the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. At the Battle of the Delta, Ramesses’ forces repelled an invasion from the sea and defeated the Sea-Peoples.

Example Question #1 : The Decline Of The New Kingdom

Which of these rulers commanded the Egyptian army at the Battle of Megiddo in the fifteenth century?

Possible Answers:

Senusret III

Senusret II.

Thutmose I

Thutmose III

Ramesses III

Correct answer:

Thutmose III

Explanation:

The Battle of Megiddo was fought during the fifteenth century BCE between the forces of Egypt and an alliance of Canaanite and Asiatic city-states. It was part of the Asiatic military campaigns of the influential New Kingdom ruler, Thutmose III. It was during Thutmose’s reign that Egypt’s territorial extent reached its greatest height.

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