Do you feel that Pharaoh Djoser is, as a pharaoh:
B. Pretty good
C. Deserves a colossal six-tier, four-sided funerary complex that dominates the nearby Saqqara landscape
D. Meets expectations
How much time would you be willing to personally invest in building a structure like the first-ever step pyramid? (Bear in mind that this would be the first-ever monumental structure made of stone)
A. At least as much time as spent on previous monuments made of mud brick
B. As much time as was necessary to complete it
C. No more than nineteen years
D. More than nineteen years
How would you describe your feelings about Pharaoh Djoser's step pyramid?
A. I am excited to cut stone for it
B. I want to build it northwest of Memphis
C. I want to fill it with jars full of treasures and little dead animals for Pharaoh Djoser to enjoy
D. I want it to surpass the Great Enclosure of Gisr el-Mudir in both size and complexity, with a base that measures at least 100 meters by 100 meters
How would you describe your feelings about Pharaoh Djoser's step pyramid being overseen by Tjaty Imhotep?
A. I think it pleases Khnum
B. [The papyrus is badly damaged.]
C. I will hew limestone and carry water for Imhotep
D. I would gladly recite the sins Tjaty Imhotep has not committed in his lifetime to the forty-two Assessors of Ma'at
How many vessels do you think would be appropriate to store in the king's galleries beneath the step pyramid?
A. More than 40,000, including bowls and vases of various kind
B. More than 40,000, not including bowls and vases
C. 40,000 sounds about right to me
D. As many vessels as it takes to fill them
Finally: Which part of Pharaoh Djoser's step pyramid would you most like to work on?
A.The Heb-sed court, where the king will perform the Heb-sed ritual
B. The fluted interior columns, where the king's most skilled artisans cunningly hidden away their greatest craft for his benefit in the afterlife
C. The serdab housing the king's ka statue
D. All parts of Pharaoh Djoser's step pyramid are equally important to me
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