Ancient Egyptian Calendar
Listen to part of a lecture in a history class. The professor has been discussing ancient Egypt.
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. Differences between modern and ancient calendars.
- B. The importance of astronomy in Egyptian religion.
- C. The timekeeping systems of ancient Egypt.
- D. How to use agriculture as a method of timekeeping.
- Why does the professor mention the names of the seasons in ancient Egypt?
- A. To explain the importance of religion.
- B. To emphasize the significance of the Nile River.
- C. To indicate when different types of crops were harvested.
- D. To describe early discoveries in astronomy.
- Why was the heliacal rising of Sirius important to the Egyptians?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. It helped determine the beginning of the New Year.
- B. It was used to calculate the length of the month.
- C. It marked the beginning of harvest time.
- D. It indicated when the Nile would flood.
- Once the Egyptians realized the significance of the heliacal rising of Sirius. what change did they make to their agricultural calendar?
- A. They made each month exactly 30 days.
- B. They shortened the length of the year.
- C. They added a religious festival date to celebrate the heliacal rising of Sirius.
- D. They allowed the number of months in the year to vary.
- What are two points the professor makes about the administrative calendar?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. It included more religious festivals than did the other calendar.
- B. It was used for scheduling tax payments.
- C. It had the same number of days every year.
- D. It used the Moon to determine the beginning of the year.
- What is the professor explaining when she says this: 🎧
- A. The weakness of the Egyptian bureaucracy.
- B. The Egyptian’s motivations for developing a second calendar.
- C. The importance of accurately predicting when the Nile would flood.
- D. The problems that result from using two calendars.
C B AD D BC B