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Surviving Ancient Egypt

 

Choose a level of challenge and then use skim and scan to find the answer in the text. Some of the questions are asking for your thoughts so you will have to think deeply about the question and then explain what you think. You should use the word because in these answers to explain your ideas.

 

 

Tricky

 

1. How long is the River Nile?

2. Where does the river start?

3. What colour was the desert land?

4. Who moved stones on the water?

5. Why do you think that rivers are so important? Use the word because in your answer.

 

Trickier

 

1.How long is the River Nile?

2. What does the word 'flowing' mean?

3. In the second paragraph, find one word that means the same as plants.

4. Would you rather live in the black land or the red land? Why? Use because in your answer.

5. Why do you think rivers are so important to people's lives?

6. Name two precious metals found in Egypt?

7. What is a shaduf?

8. How does the illustration (picture) help you to understand the text better?

 

Trickiest

 

1. What does 'fertile soil' mean?

2.Find a word in the second paragraph that means the same as fine sand or clay.

3. Would you rather live in the black land or the red land? Why? Use because in your answer.

4. Why do you think that so many Egyptian people lived close to the banks of the river?

5. Why do you think that the Egyptians needed to defend themselves from enemies? 

6. Why is it important to know about the role of the River Nile in Ancient Egyptian life?

7. What is a shaduf?

8. How does the illustration help you to understand the text better?

 

 

 

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