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The Great Sphinx Quiz will challenge your knowledge of the history of this first enormous royal statue in Egypt, the Great Sphinx, which stands as a national symbol of Egypt, as it has for thousands of years.
1. The Great Sphinx is an immense statue with the head of a man and the body of a what?
a.Ram
b.Tiger
c.Panther
d.Lion
 
2. Where is the Great Sphinx located?
a.Cairo
b.Giza
c.Ethiopia
d.Alexandria
 
3. The Sphinx was carved from a single block of what?
a.Limestone, left over from the quarry used to build the pyramids
b.Clay
c.Granite left by glaciers
d.Slate
 
4. The Sphinx has been badly eroded over time.
a.True
b.False
 
5. How long and how high is the Sphinx?
a.240 feet by 66 feet
b.360 feet by 66 feet
c.440 feet by 77 feet
d.330 feet by 80 feet
 
6. The Sphinx is believed by scholars to have been sculpted by what pharaoh?
a.Tutankhamen
b.Khafre
c.Tuthmosis IV
d.Alexander VI
 
7. The first attempted restoration of the Sphinx was attempted when?
a.1500s
b.1800s
c.About 1400 B.C.
d.1900s
 
8. What does the word “sphinx” mean?
a.Crafty
b.God
c.Strangler
d.Powerful
 
9. Numerous sphinx exist in Egypt.
a.True
b.False
 
10. The beard from the Sphinx is displayed in what museum?
a.Egypt’s Museum of Archeology
b.The Cairo Museum
c.The British Museum
d.Egypt’s Museum of Art
 
11. The Sphinx used to have a hole in the top of its head.  What purpose did this serve?
a.None
b.To hold head decorations such as plumes and crowns
c.As a secret hiding place
d.As a way to enter the Sphinx
 
12. The Sphinx faces the setting sun.
a.True
b.False
 
13. What was the answer to this sphinx riddle? "What walks on four in the morning, and walks on two in the evening?
a.sun
b.lion
c.man
d.sundial
 
14. Why were the Sphinxs built?
a.to tell which way the wind is blowing.
b.to gaurd temples and tombs.
c.give the people hope
d.none of the above
 
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By: bob frank on Sep 1, 2009
  she killed every one who could not answer her riddle. then a guy came along and he answered the riddle. the sphinx killed herself!
By: May on Apr 13, 2009
  The nose of the Great Sphinx fell off since it is said that one day a group of the miltary was doing taget practice and at one point one of the cannons hit the nose and the noses fell into pieces.
By: Barb on Nov 30, 2008
  I have learned so much about the sphinx while helping my daughter with a school project
  

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