Comprehension Questions- #3 Mummies in the Morning

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by Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie find themselves in the desert near a great pyramid.  They run into a ghost names Hutepi who has waited a thousand years to make her journey to the Next Life. 

Chapter 1

  1. Why did Jack think someone was watching him?  he felt it, maybe the person wanted their things back   p. 2
  2. What did Jack like about Egypt?  pyramids   p. 5
  3. What appeared in the window when Jack wished to go to Egypt?  cat  p. 6

Chapter 2

  1. When the tree house stopped spinning, what did Jack and Annie see out the window?  pyramid, palm tree, people, cows  p. 10
  2. What was the procession for?  a royal person who died   p. 12
  3. What’s a mirage?  happens in the desert, you think you see something, but it’s not really there  p. 15
  4. What did Annie think the procession was?  ghosts   p. 15

Chapter 3

  1. What were pyramids made for?  the house the royal people who died  p. 17
  2. What’s the pyramid made out of?  stone   p. 18
  3. What did Jack and Annie think ran past them in the pyramid?  white figure/ ghost  p. 20

Chapter 4

  1. What’s a scepter?  a stick kings and queens carry  p. 22
  2. What else could the person who ran past them be?  a tomb robber   p. 23
  3. What was the beautiful Egyptian lady made of?  air   p. 25

Chapter 5

  1. Why hasn’t Hutepi been able to journey to the next life yet?  her brother hid the Book of the Dead   p. 27
  2. What did her brother do to help her find the book?  left a message on the wall   p. 28
  3. What are hieroglyphs?   pictures that mean words   p. 30
  4. Why couldn’t Hutepi read the message?  her eyesight is bad   p. 29

Chapter 6

  1. How did Jack and Annie help Hutepi know what the pictures were?  they drew them in the air, explained them to her or drew them big in the notebook   p. 31
  2. Tell me what the four pictures mean?  stairs, boat, jug, cloth   p. 36
  3. Where did the queen want Jack and Annie to follow her?  her burial chambers   p. 36

Chapter 7

  1. What did Jack and Annie find wrapped inside the folded cloth?  scroll   p. 39
  2. What was the scroll?  The Book of the Dead   p. 39
  3. Where did Annie want to leave the scroll?  in the glowing gold box   p. 43

Chapter 8

  1. Who was in the gold box?  Hutepi   p. 44
  2. How would you feel if you saw the mummy Annie saw?   p. 44
  3. Where had Annie gotten lost when she ran away from the mummy?  false passage  p. 50

Chapter 9

  1. Why did Jack and Annie need to get out of the pyramid quickly when the door shut on them?  run out of air  p. 52
  2. How did Jack and Annie get out of the false passage and pyramid?  cat   p. 56
  3. Do you think it was a mirage or the ghost queen on her way to the Next Life?   p. 58

Chapter 10

  1. What did Jack want to have for lunch?  peanut butter and jelly sandwiches  p. 60
  2. Why did Jack and Annie clean up the tree house?  it was a mess   p. 61
  3. What was shining on the floor of the tree house?  letter M  p. 62

 

Questions without Answers

Chapter 1

  1. Why did Jack think someone was watching him?
  2. What did Jack like about Egypt?
  3. What appeared in the window when Jack wished to go to Egypt?

Chapter 2

  1. When the tree house stopped spinning, what did Jack and Annie see out the window?
  2. What was the procession for?
  3. What’s a mirage?
  4. What did Annie think the procession was?

Chapter 3

  1. What were pyramids made for?
  2. What’s the pyramid made out of?
  3. What did Jack and Annie think ran past them in the pyramid?

Chapter 4

  1. What’s a scepter?
  2. What else could the person who ran past them be?
  3. What was the beautiful Egyptian lady made of?

Chapter 5

  1. Why hasn’t Hutepi been able to journey to the next life yet?
  2. What did her brother do to help her find the book?
  3. What are hieroglyphs?
  4. Why couldn’t Hutepi read the message?

Chapter 6

  1. How did Jack and Annie help Hutepi know what the pictures were? 
  2. Tell me what the four pictures mean?
  3. Where did the queen want Jack and Annie to follow her?

Chapter 7

  1. What did Jack and Annie find wrapped inside the folded cloth? 
  2. What was the scroll?
  3. Where did Annie want to leave the scroll?

Chapter 8

  1. Who was in the gold box?
  2. How would you feel if you saw the mummy Annie saw?
  3. Where had Annie gotten lost when she ran away from the mummy?

Chapter 9

  1. Why did Jack and Annie need to get out of the pyramid quickly when the door shut on them?
  2. How did Jack and Annie get out of the false passage and pyramid?
  3. Do you think it was a mirage or the ghost queen on her way to the Next Life?

Chapter 10

  1. What did Jack want to have for lunch?
  2. Why did Jack and Annie clean up the tree house?
  3. What was shining on the floor of the tree house?

 

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