100+ Egypt Trivia Questions and Answers

Egypt is home to an ancient civilization with many stories, cultural references, people, and facts. So an Egypt trivia collection should prove to be a worthy challenge. Check out this trivia collection of Egypt during the ancient world and even today.

Egypt Trivia

Egypt holds many facts and stories that will amaze and baffle. Here are some Egypt facts ang trivia for you.

  • The Nile River stretches for 6,600 kilometers, making it one of the longest river systems in the world.
  • The name of the Sun god in Egyptian mythology is Ra.
  • The Ptolemaic dynasty was the last dynasty of ancient Egypt.
  • Today, Egypt is officially called Arab Republic of Egypt.
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Egypt Trivia Questions and Answers

Do you want to try an ancient Egypt quiz? Do you know a lot about modern day Egypt? Why not try to mix them both? Check out this collection of Egypt trivia questions and answers for your next pub quiz or trivia game night.

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What’s the capital city of Modern Egypt?▶ Cairo
What artificial waterway connects the Red Sea and the Mediterranean sea?▶ The Suez Canal
What’s the largest desert found in South Egypt?▶ Sahara Desert
According to Egyptian history, when the the nation fall to ancient Greece?▶ 332 BC
Which ancient Egyptian king is depicted as Moses’ brother in the Bible?▶ Ramesses
Which Pharaoh had the second Pyramid of Giza built?▶ Pharaoh Khafre
What did Ancient Egyptians believe that the Nile River was?▶ The source of all life
Where was King Tut’s Tomb found?▶ The Valley of the Kings
What do you call the ancient symbols Egyptians used to record stories?▶ Hieroglyphics
Which one of the seven ancient wonders of the world is still standing today?▶ The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is located in what Egyptian city?▶ Giza
The ancient Egyptian symbol Ouroboros depicts a serpent eating what?▶ Its own tail
When were the Great Pyramids of Giza built?Around 2580-2560 BCE
Who was the first female pharaoh of Egypt?Sobekneferu
Which river played a vital role in Egypt’s development?The Nile River
What was the primary writing material used by ancient Egyptians?Papyrus
What is the most well-known ancient Egyptian burial practice?Mummification
What is the name of the ancient Egyptian sun god?Ra
Who was the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt?Cleopatra VII
What is the significance of the Rosetta Stone?It helped decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs
What were the three main kingdoms of ancient Egypt?Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms
Which famous ancient Egyptian queen was known for her beauty and intelligence?Nefertiti
What was the main purpose of the Great Sphinx of Giza?To protect the Giza Plateau
What is the ancient Egyptian book of the dead called?The Book of Coming Forth by Day
Which famous archaeologist discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb?Howard Carter
Which ancient Egyptian god is associated with the afterlife?Osiris
What is the name of the writing system used by ancient Egyptians?Hieroglyphs
What is the name of the massive temple complex located in Luxor, Egypt?Karnak Temple Complex
What was the capital of ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom?Memphis
Which ancient Egyptian pharaoh was known for his unusually long reign?Pepi II
Which ancient Egyptian city was famous for its library and learning?Alexandria
What is the name of the god who was depicted with the head of a jackal?Anubis
What was the title used by the rulers of ancient Egypt?Pharaoh
What type of government did ancient Egypt have?Absolute monarchy
What was the Egyptian name for the collection of spells used during mummification?The Pyramid Texts
Which ancient Egyptian ruler is often depicted with a double crown?Narmer
What is the name of the ancient Egyptian queen who ruled alongside her husband Akhenaten?Nefertiti
What is the name of the ancient city that was the center of sun worship and home to the temple of Aten?Akhetaten (Amarna)
What is the name of the double temple built by Ramesses II and his wife Nefertari at Abu Simbel?The Temple of Ramesses II and the Temple of Nefertari
What is the name of the ancient Egyptian city known for its massive stone quarries?Aswan
Which ancient Egyptian necropolis is home to the Valley of the Queens?Thebes
What is the name of the world-famous Egyptian museum located in Cairo?The Egyptian Museum
What is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?The Great Pyramid of Giza
In which city is the Great Sphinx of Giza located?Giza
What is the name of the temple complex dedicated to the gods Amun, Mut, and Khonsu?Karnak Temple Complex
What is the name of the temple built by Ramesses II at Abu Simbel?The Great Temple
Which city is home to the ancient Library of Alexandria?Alexandria
What is the ancient Egyptian step pyramid called?The Step Pyramid of Djoser
Which ancient city, near modern Luxor, is home to many tombs and mortuary temples?Thebes
What is the name of the temple built by Queen Hatshepsut?The Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahri)
Which ancient Egyptian necropolis is home to the Valley of the Kings?Thebes
In which city is the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus, located?Edfu
What is the name of the temple complex located on an island in the Nile River?Philae Temple Complex
Which ancient city was known for its catacombs, featuring elaborate tombs?Alexandria
What is the name of the fortress built by Saladin in Cairo?The Citadel of Saladin
Which city is home to the Serapeum, an ancient temple dedicated to the god Serapis?Alexandria
In which city is the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus, located?Kom Ombo
Which ancient Egyptian city is known for its well-preserved temple of Seti I?Abydos
What is the name of the open-air museum located in Memphis?Memphis Open-Air Museum
What is the name of the obelisk that was originally built for the Karnak Temple Complex?The Luxor Obelisk
What is the name of the temple built by Ramesses III at Medinet Habu?The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III
Which ancient city is home to the Unfinished Obelisk?Aswan
What is the name of the ancient Egyptian temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek?The Temple of Kom Ombo
Which ancient city is home to the temple of Hathor, the goddess of love and joy?Dendera
What is the name of the ancient Egyptian city known for its well-preserved Ptolemaic temples?Edfu
What is the name of the ancient Egyptian city that was the center of worship for the god Amon-Ra?Thebes
In which city is the Al-Azhar Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Egypt, located?Cairo
What is the official language of Egypt?Arabic
What is the main religion in Egypt?Islam
What is the national dish of Egypt?Ful medames
What is the traditional Egyptian bread called?Aish baladi
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian stuffed grape leaves dish?Mahshi wara’ enab
What is the name of the famous Egyptian dessert made with pastry and nuts?Baklava
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian rice dish with lentils and pasta?Kushari
Which musical instrument is commonly used in Egyptian music?Oud
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian dance performed by women?Raqs baladi (belly dance)
What is the name of the colorful Egyptian tent fabric used for celebrations?Khayamiya
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian garment similar to a tunic?Galabeya
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian headscarf worn by men?Taqiyah
What is the most popular sport in Egypt?Football (soccer)
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian coffeehouse?Ahwa
What is the name of the Egyptian bean stew typically eaten for breakfast?Ful medames
What is the name of the famous Egyptian spice mix used in cooking?Dukkah
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian tea with mint?Shai bil na’na
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian dessert made with semolina?Basbousa
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian water pipe?Shisha
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian flute?Ney
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian brick oven?Forn
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian hand drum?Tabla (darbuka)
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian stringed instrument?Qanun
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian boat used on the Nile River?Felucca
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian communal meal eaten during Ramadan?Iftar
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian sugar-based candy?Halawa
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian pickled vegetables?Torshi
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian date-filled cookie?Kahk
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian stuffed pigeon dish?Hamam mahshi
What is the name of the traditional Egyptian deep-fried chickpea dish?Ta’amiya (Egyptian falafel)
What was the final plague that convinced Pharaoh to let the Israelites go?Death of the firstborn
What biblical figure is associated with the construction of the city of Rameses in Egypt?Joseph
In the Bible, what did Joseph’s brothers sell him for?20 pieces of silver
Which biblical figure, the wife of Abraham, was taken into Pharaoh’s palace in Egypt?Sarai (Sarah)
According to the Bible, how many years did the Israelites spend in Egypt before the Exodus?430 year

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