I have found that a comprehensive test after three chapters in the History Alive: The Ancient World is the best way to test my students. My test is made of of the Key Terms for each chapter, multiple choice questions, Short Answer (2-3 sentences) and a Short Essay Question (1 paragraph).
This test includes information on the Geography and Early Settlement of Egypt, Kush, and Caanan, The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, and Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
If you like this, check out my other items that go with the History Alive text book. I have tests for all chapters in the book as well as graphic organizers and creative writing assignments for various chapters. Thanks for looking!