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World's largest desert

Sahara

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World's second largest continent

Africa

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Name two landforms that gave special protection to Egypt

The desert and cataracts

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How did deserts help protect Egypt

The heat and lack of water kept people away

34

How did cataracts help protect Egypt?

Cataracts are rock formations in the river that make it nearly impossible for the river to be used as a means of attack

35

What are the three Egyptian seasons?

Flooding season, planting season, and harvest season

36

How are seasons determined in Egypt?

Seasons are determined by the activity of the Nile River

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China

Beijing

38

Japan

Tokyo

39

Philippines

Manila

40

Singapore

Singapore

41

South Korea

Seoul

42

Taiwan

Taipei

43

Thailand

Bangkok

44

The largest empire in history

The Mongol Empire

45

This desert is found in Asia and is one of the coldest in the world

The Gobi Desert

46

The "Land of the Rising Sun"

Japan

47

The land bridge between Israel and Egypt

Sinai Peninsula

48

Why did ancient Egyptians called their land Red Land, Black Land?

Black land is the fertile land for crops. Red Land is where the desert begins. They were so close that you could stand with one foot on Redland and one foot on Black Land.

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What tool was used by ancient Egyptians to make sure that what they were building was straight and level ?

A square and plumb line.

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This word means "great house"

Pharaoh

51

Overseer of all works of the King

Vizier

52

The Great Pyramid is located near what modern city?

Cairo

53

Most ancient Egyptians did this kind of work

Farming

54

What plant was grown to make linen cloth?

Flax

55

Copper could be made stronger by melting it with what metal?

Tin