Chapter 10 Kush

Read sections 10.1 and 10.2. Then answer the questions that follow.

1. Where was Kush located? _

2. From where did the people in Kush get their water? _

3. List four natural resources that Kush had.

4. What economic reason might have led Egypt to want to conquer Kush?

5. Give three examples of Egyptian culture that was also found in Kush.

6. Make an inference. Why might a conquered people take on the culture of its conquerors?

Read section 10.3 and answer the questions that follow.

7. Who was Piye and what did he do?

8. What choice did Piye make about Egyptian culture?

9. Why do you think he made this choice?

Read the last paragraph of section 12.3 (p. 114) and answer the question.

10. The Kushites were happy to take on Egyptian culture, including Egyptian religion. When the ancient Greeks conquered ancient Israel, many Jewish people in Israel did not want to imitate Greek culture. What happened as a result?