Reading Comprehension Quiz

Quiz for February 27, 2008

The ancient Egyptian word for doctor is swnw. There is a long history of swnw in ancient Egypt. The earliest recorded physician in the world was Hesyre, and the first recorded female physician was the lady Peseshet. Both of them were ancient Egyptians. (The feminine form of swnw is swnwt.) Royalty had their own swnw. Known ancient Egyptian specialists are ophthalmologist, gastroenterologist, proctologist, and dentist. By the time of the 19th Dynasty three thousand years ago, employees of medical institutions enjoyed such benefits as medical insurance, pensions, and sick leave.

1. This article is mainly about
A. ancient Egypt.
B. doctors in ancient Egypt.
C. ancient Egyptian medicine.
D. ancient Egyptian specialists.
2. Peseshet is known to have been
A. from the 19th Dynasty.
B. an employee of a medical institution.
C. a female.
D. royalty.
3. Swnwt refers to
A. all ancient Egyptian doctors.
B. ancient Egyptian male doctors.
C. ancient Egyptian female doctors.
D. ancient Egyptian specialists.
4. Sick leave for medical workers
A. is a modern invention.
B. was known before the time of the ancient Egyptians.
C. was known in ancient Egypt.
D. was combined with pensions.
The information comes from Widipedia.
Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-B..........2-C..........3-C..........4-C
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