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1 The Seeker of Knowledge The Man who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs Text and Illustrations by: James Rumford

2 Vocabulary The new scholars ate dinner. A. assistants A. assistants B. students B. students

3 Answer: B. students

4 The vase is ancient. A. antique B. damaged

5 Answer: A. antique

6 She is the seeker of the truth. A. Person who teaches B. Person who searches

7 Answer:

8 Have you seen the temple? A. court built for legal cases B. building constructed for a god

9 Answer:

10 We found a link! A. thing that connects B. thing that operates

11 Answer: A. thing that connects

12 Lena experienced a moment of triumph. A. peace B. success

13 Answer:

14 Ronnie will uncover the facts. A. ignore B. show

15 Answer:

16 Comprehension Questions The pictures in the selection show that MOST of the symbols used for the hieroglyphs ___________. A. looked like letters of the alphabet we use today. B. were animals that were familiar to the Egyptians.

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18 Why did the author point out that scholars turned Jean-Francois away? A. to show that they judged Jean-Francois by his age rather than his ability B. to explain why Jean-Francois gave up trying to decipher the symbols

19 A. to show that they judged Jean-Francois by his age rather than his ability

20 Which of the following was a MAIN idea from the selection? A. No one was ever able to read the black stone from Rosetta, Egypt. B. Jean-Francois was determined to read the Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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22 How were Jean-Francois and Napoleon ALIKE? A. They dreamed of doing something great. B. They wanted to conquer the world.

23 A. They dreamed of doing something great.

24 What was one of the Egyptian symbols used to show the word trouble? A. A crocodile B. A leopard

25 A. A crocodile

26 After the Battle of Waterloo, why did some people call Jean-Francois a traitor? A. He ran from the scene of the battle B. He had become friends with Napoleon

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28 When did Jean-Francois FIRST translate Egypts hieroglyphs? When did Jean-Francois FIRST translate Egypts hieroglyphs? A. while attending school in Grenoble B. After a friend left a package for him

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30 What was the key that Jean-Francois discovered that helped him understand the hieroglyphs? A. The Egyptian symbols stood for syllables and whole words B. Animal pictures were used in the names of Egyptian gods

31 A. The Egyptian symbols stood for syllables and whole words

32 Which detail BEST supports the main idea that Jean-Francois worked very hard to reach his goal? A. He studied the Rosetta Stone and other inscriptions B. He got sick from not eating and sleeping while he was working

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34 Which of the following BEST states the main idea of this selection? A. Jean-Francois Champollion discovered how to read hieroglyphs. B. Jean-Francois Champollion became an important French general.

35 A. Jean-Francois Champollion discovered how to read hieroglyphs.

36 Discuss With Your Group: Why did the author include hieroglyphs as part of the sentences in the selection?

37 Answer: The hieroglyphs show that the symbols stood for letters, words, and phrases.

38 Discuss With Your Group: Why did the hieroglyphs of the two sandals BEST represent Jean-Francois? Why did the hieroglyphs of the two sandals BEST represent Jean-Francois?

39 The two sandals best represent Jean- Francois because he never gave up. The two sandals best represent Jean- Francois because he never gave up.

40 Discuss With Your Group: Why did Jean- Francois have to know about Egypts history to read its hieroglyphs? Why did Jean- Francois have to know about Egypts history to read its hieroglyphs?

41 He had to know the names of its rulers.

42 GOOD LUCK! Youll be GREAT! Take your time and check your answers!


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