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lunes, 10 de marzo de 2014
KING SOLOMON'S MINES
QUESTIONS ON THE TEXT
Where is Allan Quatermain when the story begins?
Allan Quatermain is on a sea voyage from cape town to Durbain.
Why is Sir Henry Curtis in South Africa?
Sir Henry is in South Africa because he wants to look for his younger brother.
Why was George Curtis in Natal?
George Curt is in Natal because he was looking for king Salomon's diamond mines.
Why is the journey to King Solomon's mines dangerous?
The journey to king Salomon's mines is dangerous because there are high mountains and a terrible desert to cross.
Who drew the map of the mines and when?
Dom José da Silvestra drew the map in 1590.
When did Victor Silvestre give Allan Quatermain the old map?
Victor Silvestra gave Allan Quatermain the old map when he died.
Give two of Quatermain's conditions for helping Sir Henry find his brother.
First, you have to pay all the costs of the journey. Second, you must pay me 500, before the journey starts.
Why did the tall Zulu wear a black band around his head?
The tall Zulu wore a black band around his head to show that he was an important person to the Zulus.
Why did Umbopa want to go with them?
Umbopa wanted to go with them because he wanted to return to the mountains in the north.
Why does Sir Henry want to take Umbopa?
Sir Henry wanted to take Umbopa because he was a big and strong man, very helpful on their adventure.
Why is it possible that Sir Henry's brother is no longer alive?
It is possible that Sir Henry's brother is on longe alive because it's a terrible journey.
What does Umbopa say about the people who live in the mountains across the desert?
Umbopa says that the people who live there are strong and brave. They have powerful wizards and witches.
Why did the men plan to travel at night?
The men planed to travel at night because it was cooler.
How did the men know the way across the desert?
The men knew the way across the desert because they had Dom José da Silvestra's old map.
How does Ventvogel know that there is water near them?
Ventvogel knows that there is water near them because he can smell it.
Why did Ventvogel suffer from the cold more than anyone else?
Ventvogel suffered from the cold more than anyone else because he came from a much warmer climate.
What did Quatermain find at the back of the cave?
Quatermain found the frozen body a dead man
at the back of the cave
Why does Quatermain think that the body in the cave is Dom José da Silvestra?
Quatermain thinks that the body in the cave is Dom José da Silvestra because they found a bone near the body.
Why does Quatermain tell his friends to put down their guns when the warriors come into the camp?
Quatermain tells his friends to put down their guns when the warriors come into the camp because the warriors don't know what a gun is.
What language did Quatermain speak to the leader of the warriors?
Quatermain spoke to the leader of the warriors in Zulu.
A young warrior threw a spear. Who was he?
He was Scragga, the king's son.
Who was Enkados?
Enkados was the Scragga's uncle and the leader of the Kukuana warriors.
Why do the Kukuana warriors shout in surprise?
The Kukuanas warriors shout in surprise because Quatermain took a gun and shot and antelope that was seventeen meters away.
What did Twala and the witch, Gagool, do in the past?
Twala and the witch Gagool killed the king.
Why did the warriors come out of the village and shout “Koom!”?
The warriors came out of the village and shouted Koom! to honor Enkados, their commander.
Where did Solomon's Road end?
Salomon's road ended in the mountains, at the statue called “the three witches”
What presents did Quatermain and his friends have for the King and his wives?
They had beads as presents for his wives and one of theirs guns for the king.
Describe King Twala.
King Twala was very tall and very ugly and he had along one eye. The expressive on his face was very cruel.
An old woman sat next to the king. Who was she?
She was the witch, Gagool.
Who was Ignosi?
Ignosi was Enkados' older brother.
Why did Umbopa have a snake tattooed around his waist?
Umbopa had a snake tattooed around his waist to show that he was the oldest son of the king of the Kukuanas.
Why does Sir Henry think that Umbopa will be a good king?
Sir Henry thinks that Umbopa will be a good king because he was a good servant and a good companion.
Was the King's whole army at the Great Dance?
No, only a third of the King's whole army was at the great dance.
How did the ten witches choose a man to die?
The ten witches ran into the crowds people, danced around a man and smelled him.
How did Captain Good plan to use the eclipse of the sun?
Captain Good planned to use the eclipse of the sun as a sign of power.
At the Dance of Girls, what happened to Foulata?
Scragga tried to kill Foulata, but Sir Henry and Captain Good saved her.
What happened when the eclipse of the sun started?
They shouted in fear and ran into their huts.
Where did Enkados take Quatermain and his friends when they left Loos?
Enkados took Quatermain and his friends to a small hill several kilometres away.
Why does Sir Henry dress like a Kukuana warrior?
Sir Henry dresses like a Kukuana warrior because he thinks he must dress like a Kukuana for the fight.
How did King Twala die?
Sir Henry fought with king Twala and cut off Twala's head with his battle-axe.
What did Quatermain tie around Umbopa's head?
Quatermain tied the band with the diamond around Umbopa's head.
Where did the Kukuanas take the body of King Twala why?
The Kukuanas took the body of king Twala to the statue called the three witches, because they buried their dead kings there.
What did Gagool do when she saw the dead kings?
Gagool stopped to speak to one of the dead kings as if he was and old friend.
How did Gagool open the stone panel to the treasure room?
Gagool opened the stone panel to the treasure room pushing the wall on the side of the cave.
Why didn't Foulata go into the treasure room?
Foulata didn't go into the treasure room because she was too scared.
Why didn't Quatermain and his friends see Gagool leave the treasure room?
Quatermain and his friends didn't see Gagool leave the treasure room because they were so busy filling their pockets with diamonds.
Describe briefly how Quatermain and his friends found their way out of the cave after they entered the tunnel.
They entered the tunnel. They walked along it. They heard some water and found a river. They walked along the river very slowly for hours until they saw a light and went out from the tunnel.
Why didn't Quatermain and his friends go back to the treasure room?
Quatermain and his friends didn't go back to the treasure room because they didn't find the way to open the stone panel.
Where did Sir Henry find his brother?
Sir Henry found his brother in a hut in an oasis.
What did Quatermain and Captain Good decided to do with the treasure?
Quatermain and captain Good decided to give a third of the treasure to George.
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