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Hornbill - Chapters (Literature)

Read the extract and answer the following questions.

Extract:

In his defence, Carter really had little choice. If he hadn’t cut the mummy free, thieves most certainly would have circumvented the guards and ripped it apart to remove the gold. In Tut’s time the royals were fabulously wealthy, and they thought — or hoped — they could take their riches with them. For his journey to the great beyond, King Tut was lavished with glittering goods: precious collars, inlaid necklaces and bracelets, rings, amulets, a ceremonial apron, sandals, sheaths for his fingers and toes, and the now iconic inner coffin and mask — all of pure gold. To separate Tut from his adornments, Carter’s men removed the mummy’s head and severed nearly every major joint.

(Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues )

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Question (i)

Who was Carter and what did he do to Tut's mummy?

Answer:

Answer as written by the student:

 Carter was an archaeologist who discovered Tut's tomb and cut the mummy free from its coffin.

Step-by-step explanation:

  • To answer this question, we need to locate the information that is directly given in the extract. We can use skimming and scanning skills to find the relevant part of the text quickly. For example:
  •  Skimming is reading quickly to get the main idea or gist of a text.
  •   We can skim the extract and see that it is about how Carter dealt with Tut's mummy and its gold adornments.
  •  Scanning is reading quickly to find specific details or facts in a text.
  •  We can scan the extract and look for keywords or phrases related to the question, such as "Carter", "mummy", or "cut".
  • We can then use these skills to find the answer in the first and last sentences of the extract. We can use quotation marks to indicate the exact words from the text. We can also use bold formatting to highlight the key words. For example:
  •  The answer is given in the first and last sentences of the extract: "In his defence, Carter really had little choice. If he hadn’t cut the mummy free, thieves most certainly would have circumvented the guards and ripped it apart to remove the gold...To separate Tut from his adornments, Carter’s men removed the mummy’s head and severed nearly every major joint".

Question (ii)

Why did Carter cut the mummy free from its coffin?

  • (a) He wanted to study it more closely
  • (b) He wanted to protect it from thieves
  • (c) He wanted to take it to a museum
  • (d) He wanted to remove the curse

Answer:

Answer as written by the student:

(b) He wanted to protect it from thieves

Step-by-step explanation:

  • To answer this question, we need to recall what the narrator says about why Carter cut the mummy free from its coffin in the extract. We can use quotation marks to indicate the exact words that he says. For example:
  •  He says that "If he hadn’t cut the mummy free, thieves most certainly would have circumvented the guards and ripped it apart to remove the gold".
  • We then need to compare this statement with the four given options and choose the one that matches it best. We can use a process of elimination to rule out the options that are different from what he says. For example:
  •  Option A is different because he does not mention anything about wanting to study the mummy more closely.
  • Option C is different because he does not mention anything about wanting to take the mummy to a museum.
  • Option D is different because he does not mention anything about wanting to remove the curse.
  • We can then conclude that option B is the correct answer because it is the same as what he says about why Carter cut the mummy free from its coffin in the extract. We can use bold formatting to indicate our choice. For example:
  •  The correct answer is B. He wanted to protect it from thieves.

Question (iii)

What kind of goods were given to King Tut for his journey to the great beyond?

Answer:

Answer as written by the student:

 King Tut was given glittering goods made of pure gold, such as collars, necklaces, bracelets, rings, amulets, a ceremonial apron, sandals, sheaths for his fingers and toes, and a coffin and mask.

Step-by-step explanation:

  • To answer this question, we need to locate the information that is directly given in the extract. We can use skimming and scanning skills to find the relevant part of the text quickly. For example:
  •  Skimming is reading quickly to get the main idea or gist of a text.
  •    We can skim the extract and see that it is about how Carter dealt with Tut's mummy and its gold adornments.
  • Scanning is reading quickly to find specific details or facts in a text.
  •    We can scan the extract and look for keywords or phrases related to the question, such as "goods", "journey", or "gold".
  • We can then use these skills to find the answer in the second sentence of the extract. We can use quotation marks to indicate the exact words from the text. We can also use bold formatting to highlight the key words. For example:
  •  The answer is given in the second sentence of the extract: "For his journey to the great beyond, King Tut was lavished with glittering goods: precious collars, inlaid necklaces and bracelets, rings, amulets, a ceremonial apron, sandals, sheaths for his fingers and toes, and the now iconic inner coffin and mask — all of pure gold".

Question (iv)

How does the extract show that King Tut was very wealthy and powerful?

Answer:

Answer as written by the student:

The extract shows that King Tut was very wealthy and powerful by using words and expressions that convey his status and possessions.

Step-by-step explanation:

  • To answer this question, we need to infer how the extract shows that King Tut was very wealthy and powerful from his actions and words in the extract. We can use clues such as nouns, adjectives, or expressions to help us. For example:
  •  The narrator says that King Tut was a royal.
  • The narrator says that King Tut was lavished with glittering goods.
  • The narrator says that King Tut had precious collars , inlaid necklaces and bracelets, rings, amulets, a ceremonial apron, sandals, sheaths for his fingers and toes, and a coffin and mask made of pure gold.
  • We can then use these clues to write a complete sentence that explains how
  • the extract shows that King Tut was very wealthy and powerful. We can use simple words and connect them with conjunctions like "and" or "by". We can also use bold formatting to highlight the key words. For example:
  • The extract shows that King Tut was very wealthy and powerful by using words and expressions that convey his status and possessions.

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