Gov't. Officials Priests Scribes Artisans Peasants

100

What is the vizier?
This offical was the chief judge and supervised other officials

100

Who was the pharaoh?
This official was considered the higest-ranked priest of all.

100

What are government officials, nobles, and priests?
Scribes worked for these groups

100

What are stone carvers?
These artisans were considered the most skilled artisans because of their work in making statues, engravings, tombs & monuments

100

What are the flooding season, the planting season, and the harvest season?
These 3 seasons are what peasants' lives revolved around

200

Who is the chief treasurer?
This official's job main duty was to collect taxes

200

Who is the High Priest?
This official advised the pharaoh and oversaw all religious ceremonies

200

What are the artisan or merchant classes?
Most students at scribe school came from these classes

200

What are carpenters, jewelers, leatherworkers, metalworkers, weavers, painters, potters & sculptors
Workers in the artisan class included people skilled in these crafts (name at least 5)

200

What is working on royal projects such as building pyramids & temples?
Besides their farming duties, peasants often had to do this as well

300

Who is the general of the armies?
This government official advised the pharaoh in matters of war, national security, and helped the pharaoh in making alliances with other kingdoms.

300

What is the temple priest?
This priest's main job was to take care of the temple god

300

What is five years of age?
Scribes usually began school around this age

300

What are the upper classes?
Artisans were not recognized for their skill and creativity by these classes

300

What are onions, cucumbers, fish, homemade bread, peas, lentils, water and beer?
These foods were typical of peasants' diets (name at least 4)

400

What are geese, ducks, pigeons, quail, antelope, wild sheep, goats; figs, dates, grapes, coconuts; bread, cakes, honey, beer and wine
These kinds of food were often eaten at lavish banquets: (name at least 5 kinds)

400

What is purification
Shaving of the head & body hair, frequent bathing, wearing linen clothing, avoiding certain foods and animal products were a part of this process for priests

400

What is 12 years?
Scribe school took about this many years to complete because of the large number of hieroglyphs (700) that they had to memorize?

400

What is working side by side in large workshops and working 10 days at a stretch?
These working conditions were typical for artisans

400

What is gather up leftover grain to keep for food?
Peasants were allowed to do this at the end of the harvest season

500

What is entertainment by musicians, dancers & acrobats?
These types of entertainment were regular features of banquets

500

What is embalming?
Priests oversaw this important process to prepare the dead for the afterlife

500

What are recording census results, calculating & collecting taxes, keeping track of the army's soldiers, recording court cases & enforcing laws
Scribes performed these varied duties as part of their jobs (name at least 3)

500

What is being dependent upon their employers for food?
Artisans often went hungry because of this

500

What are a poor harvests and not being able to pay taxes?
Peasants could be punished or brutally beaten for these reasons

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

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