100 Egypt Trivia Questions and Answers

What comes to mind when you think of Egypt? Is it the fact that it houses the only remaining ancient wonder of the world– the Great Pyramids of Giza? Or is it the hieroglyphic writings and Egyptian mummies? Whichever the case, it is worthy to say that Egypt has a rich cultural heritage.

Did you know that ancient Egyptians had more than 2000 Deities? I bet you didn’t! They had a god for everything. They worshiped these gods so that life could be kept in balance.

Egypt Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

If you enjoy playing board games, you’ll be impressed to learn that the ancient Egyptians did so, too. A popular board game known as Senet used the same tricks, as those of playing Dice.

Love wearing makeup? Well, gang, so did the Egyptian men and women. They believed their makeup had healing powers.

Quiz yourself with this list of Egypt trivia questions and answers and see how well you are versed with the country.

 

1. What does the word hieroglyphs mean?

Sacred writing

 

2. What do Egyptians call Egypt?

Masr

 

3. Who was buried in an underground tomb?

Tutankhamun

 

4. Ancient Egypt was responsible for the earliest known peace treaty which was between Egypt and what group of people?

The Hittites

 

5. When did Egypt attain independence, and from whom?

In 1922 from the UK

 

6. What are the Hieroglyphs?

Picture symbols that the Egyptians used in writings

 

7. What was the first pyramid to be built called?

The Pyramid of Djoser

 

8. According to the census of 2006, what was the population of Egypt?

72,798,000

 

9. How many mummies did archeologists find inside the Great Pyramid of Giza?

None

 

10. What is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt?

The Sphinx

 

11. What is the currency of Egypt?

Egyptian Pound

 

12. Why did Egyptians make mummies?

To preserve dead bodies so that they would experience afterlife

 

13. What is the name of the funerary figurine placed in tombs to serve as servants for the deceased in the afterlife?

Shabti dolls

 

14. The longest river in Africa flows through Egypt. What is it called?

Nile

 

15. What was kept in Canopic jars?

Mummies internal organs

 

16. The Great Pyramids of Giza consist of how many pyramids?

Three

 

17. Much of Egypt is desert, but which desert is it?

 

18. Which ancient Egyptian dynasty was Ramses III the pharaoh of?

The Twentieth Dynasty

 

19. Which pharaoh was the father of Ramses III?

Setnakhte

 

20. Who designed the Suez Canal?

Ferdinand de Lesseps

 

21. True or false? The Egyptians made boats out of reeds?

True

 

22. Which pharaoh was the first historically confirmed female pharaoh?

Sobekneferu

 

23. Ancient Egyptian civilization is very famous. What was an ancient Egyptian king called?

Pharaoh

 

24. True or false: The Egyptians tried to stop the Nile River from flooding?

False

 

25. Which female pharaoh had the longest reign?

Hatshepsut

 

26. After which famous military leader was Alexandria named?

Alexander the Great

 

27. The month of August is the eighth month of the year due to which pharaoh?

Cleopatra

 

28. President Anwar Sadat was assassinated. True or False?

True

 

29. What would you find inside an Egyptian mummy?

Dry saw dust

 

30. Which pharaoh has the most surviving statues?

Amenhotep III

 

31. Umm Kulthum was a famous Egyptian?

Singer

 

32. What was the role of the jackal god called anubis?

Protecting the dead

 

33. Which pharaoh covered slaves in honey to attract flies away from him?

Pharaoh Pepi II

 

34. What is the name of the famous Egyptian actor who starred in ‘Doctor Zhivago’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’?

Omar Sharif

 

35. Which god liked to drink blood?

Sekhmet

 

36. The first known labor strike in recorded history occurred under which pharaoh?

Ramesses III

 

37. What is the name of the dam that was built, thereby creating Lake Nasser?

 

38. What does the name Cairo mean?

The capital of Egypt – Cairo’s official name is al-Qāhirah (in Arabic), which means the strong or the victorious.

 

39. How many years did King Tut rule?

10 years

 

40. Which sea is the popular holiday resort of Sharm El Sheikh located on?

The Red Sea

 

41. We all know the iconic picture of the three pyramids of Giza, but what are they called?

Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure

 

42. How old was King Tut when he became pharaoh?

9 years old

 

43. What did the ancient Egyptians call the star grouping we call the Big Dipper?

The Hippopotamus

 

44. What was the name of King Tut’s wife?

Ankhesenamun

 

45. Where did ancient Egyptian women place or wear perfume?

In wax cones on their heads

 

46. Ancient Egyptians had cures for many ailments. For toothache they would put a dead what on the bad tooth?

Dead mouse

 

47. How many children did King Tut have?

Two

 

48. Used to make bread and beer, what was the major crop of ancient Egypt?

Barley

 

49. Which James Bond film has scenes filmed at the Giza pyramids and at Karnak Temple in Luxor?

The spy who loved me

 

50. What does Tutankhamun mean?

Living Image of Amun

 

51. When the ancient Egyptians held a party, what did they call it?

A house of beer

 

52. During his lifetime King Tut contracted multiple infections of what disease?

Malaria

 

53. What breed of dog was used as a hunting dog in ancient Egypt?

The greyhound

 

54. The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in November 1922 by Howard Carter. Who sponsored the dig?

Lord Carnarvon

 

55. What year was King Tut’s tomb discovered?

1922

 

56. How many times was King Tut’s tomb robbed?

2 times

 

57. Name the only wind instrument in ancient Egypt?

The flute

 

58. Ancient Egyptians believed the god Anubis weighed what in the human body to see if the person would be allowed into the afterlife?

Heart

 

59. How many items were found in King Tut’s tomb?

5,398

 

60. Who was the longest reigning Pharaoh?

Pepi II

 

61. How many sarcophagi was King Tut buried in?

Three

 

62. The Christian cross was developed from what ancient Egyptian symbol?

Ankh

 

63. The ancient Egyptians needed to try and predict when the Nile would flood each year and this led to the development of the first what?

The world’s first calendar

 

64. Who was the first person to die from King Tut’s curse?

Lord Carnarvon

 

65. What was the most popular pet in ancient Egypt?

A dog

 

66. The Nile is the world’s longest river – to the nearest kilometre how long is it?

6741km or 4189 miles

 

67. What 1994 sci-fi film is based on ancient Egyptian mythology and centers around an Egyptian structure in Giza that is covered in hieroglyphs?

Stargate

 

68. Who is the god of the sun?

Ra

 

69. Where was Ancient Egypt located?

Northeast Africa

 

70. What was the Egyptian’s favourite animal?

The Cat

 

71. Who is the ruler of the underworld?

Osiris

 

72. The paper-like material made from reeds is called?

Papyrus

 

73. Around how many years did the civilization of Ancient Egypt last?

3000 years

 

74. How high was the Big Pyramid (Kheops king’s tomb)?

147 meters

 

75. Which was the first female pharaoh and ruled for 20 years?

Hatsheput

 

76. What are the three major kingdoms that make up the history of Ancient Egypt?

The Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms

 

77. What was the most important livestock for Ancient Egyptians?

Cattle

 

78. A delta is?

The triangle shaped piece of land made of soil deposited by a river

 

79. he God Osiris, king of the dead and symbol of immortality, was shown with?

Cattle

 

80. What was the main purpose of the Egyptian pyramids?

Burials sites for the Pharaohs

 

81. A typical Egyptian breakfast usually comes with?

Fava Beans

 

82. During the mummification process, the body was soaked in what in order to dry the body?

Natron

 

83. What major part of the Ancient Egyptian culture played a significant role in the government?

Religion

 

84. What was the particularity of the pharaoh Tutankhamen?

He came to the throne at the age of 8

 

85. According to Egyptian people, which plant had the power to chase snakes away?

Garlic

 

86. What color were the Pyramids at Giza originally?

White

 

87. What did ancient Egyptians call their land?

The black land

 

88. What invention of the Egyptians was important in enabling them to run a complex government?

Writting

 

89. What spurred the rise of modern Egyptology?

The discovery of Rosetta stone

 

90. Who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb?

Howard Carter

 

91. With which country Egypt fought wars in 1967 and 1973?

Israel

 

92. Who was the King of Egypt when monarchy was overthrown in 1952?

Farouk

 

93. When was Suez Canal nationalised?

1956

 

94. Who succeeded Gamal Abdel Nasser as President of Egypt?

Anwar Sadat

 

95.  What is the designation of the Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church?

Pope

 

96. What percentage of Egyptians participated in the 2005 presidential election?

23%

 

97. What is stored in a camel’s hump?

Fat

 

98. What distinction does the Nile River hold?

 

99. Alexandria was the site of which of the seven ancient wonders?

Lighthouse

 

100. Which famous soap opera premiered in Cairo?

Aida

 

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