CLEP Humanities : Answering Other Questions About Classical Architecture

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Answering Other Questions About Architecture

The ancient Egyptian pyramids were built for what purpose?

Possible Answers:

Tombs

Palaces

Temples

Forts

Warehouses

Correct answer:

Tombs

Explanation:

The Great Pyramids at Giza were the largest structures in the world for almost two thousand years from their construction in roughly 2500 BCE. Remarkably, the pyramids were built for a singular, one-time purpose as the tombs of Pharaohs and their families. The Pyramids were built away from other settlements, and were intended as massive monuments to the Pharaohs' power.

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