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Read through the following text twice before trying to answer the questions.


Pharaohs were the kings of Ancient Egypt. They ruled over the land, collected taxes from the people, enforced the law and led the Egyptian army against invaders.

Tutankhamun became pharaoh after the death of his father Akhenaten. Akhenaten was a very controversial ruler. He outlawed all of the gods except for one called Aten.

The people were very unhappy with this change and, after Akhenaten's death, destroyed many of his statues and monuments.

Tutankhamun inherited the throne at the age of 9 or 10. Because he was so young, he had powerful advisers around him to help him rule Egypt. They included General Horemheb and Grand Vizier Ay.



Now you have read it twice, have a go at answering the following questions independently.


  1. What name is given to a king of Egypt?
  2. Who was Tutankhmun’s dad?
  3. What did people do after Tutankhmun’s father’s death?
  4. How old was Tutankhum when he took the throne?
  5. Who aided Tutankhmun and gave him advise?
  6. What word in the text means the same as debateable?


Home learners please could you take a photo of your answered questions and email it to Mr Hindman on Purple Mash.