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What did Jack and Annie see on the pyramid wall?

They saw tiny pictures carved into the stone. 

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What is the first thing Jack and Annie see as they follow the ghost-queen in the pyramid?

They see stairs. 

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Who was in the gold box? 

Queen Hutebi was in the gold box. 

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What happens when Jack and Annie try to open the wooden door? 

It won't open. 

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Why does Annie want to straighten up the treehouse? 

Annie thinks it should be clean in case M wants to come back. 

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How did Jack and Annie help Hutepi know what the pictures were?

They helped her by drawing them in the air, describing them to her, or drawing them in the big notebook. 

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According to Anne, why is the boat in the room?

It might carry her into the Next Life. 

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How does Queen Hutebi look different when she is in the gold box? 

She is mostly wrapped up in mummy form. 

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What surprising sound do Jack and Annie hear in the dark? 

They hear a cat's meow. 

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What unusual clue do Jack and Annie find as they straighten up the treehouse? 

They see the letter M on the floor of the treehouse. 

300

Tell me what the four pictures on the wall mean. 

The 4 pictures mean stairs, boat, jug, and cloth. 

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What was inside the folded cloth? 

A scroll called The Book of the Dead was inside the folded cloth. 

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Why did the ancient Egyptians make mummies? 

They wanted to protect the body so it could last forever. 

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How does the cat help Jack and Annie? 

The cat leads them out of the pyramid. 

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What do Jack and Annie decide to do tomorrow? 

They decide to look for M tomorrow. 

400

Where did the Queen want Jack and Annie to follow her? 

The Queen wanted them to follow her to her burial chambers. 

400

Where does Jack want to leave the scroll and why? 

Jack wants to leave the scroll on the floor because he is unsure about the gold box. 

400

What new problem do Jack and Annie face as they get ready to return to the boat room? 

The door shuts and all the torches went out. 

400

What do Jack and Annie hear and see as they climb into the treehouse? 

They hear a rumbling sound and see a boat on the sand. 

400

What is a mirage? 

Something that appears real but is not. 

500

Explain the meaning of this chapter's title, "The Writing on the Wall". 

This title is because Jack and Annie found writing on the pyramid wall. 

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Where does Annie want to leave the scroll and why? 

Annie wants to put it in the gold box to give directly to Queen Hutebi. 

500

List the steps to create a mummy.

1. Dry it out with salt. 

2. Cover it with oil. 

3. Wrap it tightly in bandages. 

4. Remove the brain. 

500

The first sentence of the chapter says, "It was pitch dark". What do you think this expression means?

Pitch is a dark tar, so when you say something is pitch black, it means that it is so dark that it is black. 

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Do you think the boat is a mirage or the Ghost Queen? Why? 

Answers vary - show understanding of mirage and explain. 

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