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Seeker of Knowledge Unit 4 Week 4. Genre - Biography A biography is the story of a real persons life as told by another person.

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1 Seeker of Knowledge Unit 4 Week 4

2 Genre - Biography A biography is the story of a real persons life as told by another person.

3 Vocabulary Strategy – Word Structure Many words in English come from the Greek and Latin languages. You may be able to use what you already know about Greek and Latin words to help you figure out the meaning of an unknown word. For example, you might know that trans- in translate means across, through, or beyond.

4 Comprehension Skill – Graphic Sources A graphic source, such as a picture, a map, or a chart, organizes information and makes it easy to see. These can help you understand what you read.

5 Comprehension Strategy – Ask Questions Active readers ask themselves questions before they read, while they read, and after they read.

6 Vocabulary Ancient Link Scholars Seeker Temple Translate Triumph Uncover

7 Ancient Antique; of times long past

8 Link Anything that joins or connects, as a loop or chain would

9 Scholars Students; people having much knowledge

10 Seeker One who tries to find; one who searches or seeks

11 Temple Building constructed for a god; building used for the service or worship of God or gods A temple in India A temple in Thai

12 Translate To change from one language into another

13 Triumph Victory or success

14 Uncover Show; to make known

15 How were Jean-Francois and Napoleon alike? They dreamed of doing something great. They spent their childhood in Egypt. They wanted to conquer the world. Compare and Contrast Jean- Francois Napoleon

16 Which of the following was a main idea of the story? No one was ever able to read the black stone from Rosetta, Egypt. Jean-Francois was determined to read the Egyptian hieroglyphs. Jean-Francois met a scientist who had been to Egypt with Napoleon.

17 Why did the author point out that scholars turned Jean- Francois away? To explain why Jean-Francois gave up trying to decipher the symbols To show that Jean-Francois was not ready to learn about hieroglyphs To show that they judged Jean-Francois by his age rather than ability

18 After the Battle of Waterloo, why did some people call Jean- Francois a traitor? He had became friends with Napoleon. He gave Frances secrets to its enemies. He ran from a scene of a battle.

19 When did Jean-Francois first translate Egypts hieroglyphs? After a friend left a package for him. After visiting Egypt for the first time. While attending school in Grenoble

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

21 Which of the following best states the main idea of the story? Jean-Francois Champollion became an important French general. Egyptian hieroglyphs were used on the black stone found in Rosetta. Jean-Francois Champollion discovered how to read hieroglyphs.

22 What was the key that Jean- Francois discovered that helped him understand the hieroglyphs? The Egyptian symbols stood for syllables and whole words. The Rosetta Stone had both Greek and Egyptian writing. Animal pictures were used in the names of Egyptian gods.

23 What did Jean-Francois have to know about Egypts history to read its hieroglyphs? He had to know the names of its rulers. Cleopatra King Tut

24 Why did the hieroglyph of the two sandals best represent Jean-Francois? The two sandals best represents Jean-Francois because he never gave up.

25 Why did the author include hieroglyphs as part of the sentences in the story? The hieroglyphs show that the symbols stood for letters, words, and phrases


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