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The Great Pyramid of Giza, a monument of wisdom and prophecy, was built
as a tomb for Pharaoh Cheops in 2720 B.C. Despite its antiquity, certain aspects of
its construction make it one of the truly great wonders of the world. The four sides
of the pyramid are aligned almost exactly on true north, south, east, and west-an
incredible engineering feat. The ancient Egyptians were sun worshippers and great
astronomers, so computations for the Great Pyramid were based on astronomical
observations.
Explorations and detailed examinations of the base of the structure reveal
many interesting lines. Further scientific study indicates that these represent a type
of time line of events-past, present, and future. Many of the events have been
interpreted and found to coincide with known facts of the past. Others are
prophesied for future generations and are presently under investigation.
superior to any known today?
1. Approximately how long ago was the Great Pyramid constructed?
a. 640 years
b. 2720 years
c. 4000 years
d. 4700 years
2. What did the ancient Egyptians base their calculations on?
a. Observation of the celestial bodies
d. Knowledge of the earths surface
3. Why was the Pyramid constructed?
a. As a solar observatory
b. As a religious temple
c. As a tomb for the pharaoh
d. As an engineering feat
4. Why is the Great Pyramid of Giza considered one of the seven wonders of
the world?
a. It is perfectly aligned with the four cardinal points of the compass and
contains many prophecies.
b. It was selected as the tomb of Pharaoh Cheops.
c. It was built by super race.
d. It is very old.
Determining the main idea.
When reading it is important to look at the organization of the passage. Each
paragraph is organised in such a way that it has a main idea, which is often
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The Great Pyramid of Giza, a monument of wisdom and prophecy, was built
as a tomb for Pharaoh Cheops in 2720 B.C. Despite its antiquity, certain aspects of
its construction make it one of the truly great wonders of the world. The four sides
of the pyramid are aligned almost exactly on true north, south, east, and west-an
incredible engineering feat. The ancient Egyptians were sun worshippers and great
astronomers, so computations for the Great Pyramid were based on astronomical
observations.
Explorations and detailed examinations of the base of the structure reveal
many interesting lines. Further scientific study indicates that these represent a type
of time line of events-past, present, and future. Many of the events have been
interpreted and found to coincide with known facts of the past. Others are
prophesied for future generations and are presently under investigation.
superior to any known today?

1.   Approximately how long ago was the Great Pyramid constructed?
a.   640 years
b.   2720 years
c.   4000 years
d.   4700 years

2.   What did the ancient Egyptians base their calculations on?
a.   Observation of the celestial bodies
d.   Knowledge of the earth’s surface

3.   Why was the Pyramid constructed?
a.   As a solar observatory
b.   As a religious temple
c.   As a tomb for the pharaoh
d.   As an engineering feat

4. Why is the Great Pyramid of Giza considered one of the seven wonders of
the world?
a. It is perfectly aligned with the four cardinal points of the compass and
contains many prophecies.
b. It was selected as the tomb of Pharaoh Cheops.
c. It was built by super race.
d. It is very old.

Determining the main idea.

When reading it is important to look at the organization of the passage. Each
paragraph is organised in such a way that it has a main idea, which is often