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Breasted: History of Egypt Quiz 2

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1. Breasted argues that at the moment when Ikhnaton came to the throne, he was not an appropriate leader because
he was probably crippled, which the public saw as a sign of his not being sufficiently god-like to be pharaoh 
he was too interested in the civilization of the Hittites, which Egyptians considered rather effete 
he was interested in theology and priests and temples rather than in warfare or politics 
No Answer
2. Breasted tells us that by the time Ikhnaton came to the throne, the priesthood of Ptah
were beginning to see Ptah as a single all-inclusive divinity 
were locked in conflict with the priesthood of Amon 
had begun building their own army, separate from the army of the pharaoh 
were splintering into factions over issues of legitimate succession to the title of chief priest 
No Answer
3. Breasted sees a kind of monotheistic impulse in Egyptian thinking, which he believes is linked to
colonial expansion, bringing heightened awareness of other peoples 
Canaanite influences, including Hebrew influences 
the decline of the idea of a divine pharaoh after the calamitous invasions by the Hyksos centuries earlier 
climate change 
No Answer
4. Breasted argues that the representation of Aton as a sun disk with radiating lines terminating in hands broke sharply with Egyptian traditions for representing divinity
but not as sharply as modern writers imagine 
but it was instantly intelligible to non-Egyptians under Egyptian control 
deliberately in order to frustrate the priests of Re, who believed that they alone had the authority to represent the god’s appearance, but who did not dare oppose a pharaoh 
was probably motivated by his desire to show his whole family as equally touched by Aton’s goodness, which could more easily be done with a cluster of long arms rather than a single animal-headed figure 
No Answer
5. Breasted reasons that the priesthood of Amon would happily have supplanted Ikhnaton with someone more sympathetic to their own cult, except that he (1) came from such a venerable line, (2) had enormous force of character, and (3)
had assumed the title of Chief Priest of Amon Re, and therefore was the head of their order, from whom it was difficult to keep secrets 
had the army on his side 
was believed to be a powerful sorcerer 
would, if they opposed him, have been supported by the priests of other gods, who disliked the growing wealth of the Amon priesthood 
No Answer
6. Ikhnaton’s new capital at the site today called Tel el-Amarna, was called “Horizon of Aton,” or
No Answer
7. Merire, the high priest of Aton
appears to have been Ikhnaton’s only true believer 
was told to invent rituals that would make Amon and his priests look silly 
remained in Thebes when Ikhnaton moved to his new capital so that there would be somebody to debate with the priests of Amon 
was promptly poisoned by the priests of Amon 
was richly rewarded with gold 
No Answer
8. The court of Ikhnaton initiated changes in artistic conventions, moving away from the static stylization of earlier times to a more flowing form of stylization. Breasted associates this with Ikhnaton’s desire, as the king expressed it, to live in
harmony with the cycles of day and night 
the open desert 
the way of the Dao 
the paths of righteousness 
No Answer

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