16 Comprehension Questions The pictures in the selection show that MOST of the symbols used for the hieroglyphs ___________.looked like letters of the alphabet we use today.were animals that were familiar to the Egyptians.
17 B. were animals that were familiar to the Egyptians.
18 Why did the author point out that scholars turned Jean-Francois away? to show that they judged Jean-Francois by his age rather than his abilityto explain why Jean-Francois gave up trying to decipher the symbols
19 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? No one was ever able to read the black stone from Rosetta, Egypt.Jean-Francois was determined to read the Egyptian hieroglyphs.
21 B. Jean-Francois was determined to read the Egyptian hieroglyphs.
22 How were Jean-Francois and Napoleon ALIKE? They dreamed of doing something great.They wanted to conquer the world.
30 What was the “key” that Jean-Francois discovered that helped him understand the hieroglyphs? A. The Egyptian symbols stood for syllables and whole wordsB. 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? He studied the Rosetta Stone and other inscriptionsHe got sick from not eating and sleeping while he was working
33 B. He got sick from not eating and sleeping while he was working
34 Which of the following BEST states the main idea of this selection? Jean-Francois Champollion discovered how to read hieroglyphs.Jean-Francois Champollion became an important French general.
35 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?
39 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 Egypt’s history to read it’s hieroglyphs?