Ancient History: Egypt : Social Structure

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Social Structure

Which of the following was never a type of calendar for Ancient Egyptians?

Possible Answers:

Astronomical calendar

A calendar for the Sun god Re

Everyday farming calendar

Lunar Calendar

Correct answer:

A calendar for the Sun god Re


A calendar for Re never existed. The everyday farming calendar was made up of three seasons, each lasting 4 months. The astronomical calendar was based on observations of the star, Sirius which appeared at the start of flood season. A lunar calendar was kept for priests to tell them when to perform certain types of ceremonies for the Khonsu, the moon god.

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