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(Final Revision on " The Spiders )


1. Where were the four men going ? Why ?
They were going to the archaeological site to rob treasures and gold .

2. How old were the things found in the underground rooms?
They were 3000 years old .


3. What equipment did the robbers use?Why ?
They used Ground Penetrating Radar to show them what's behind walls .

4. Why did the small man shout" Let's get out of here!" ?
Because spiders were biting them all.

5. Why wasn't the oldest man worried about the bites of the spiders ?
Because he believed there were no deadly spiders in modern Egypt.

6. What happened to the robbers ?
They were bitten by deadly black and yellow spiders and died in the desert after stealing the treasures.

7. Who found the robbers ? How ?
A helicopter pilot saw the land cruisers and the tall man's body on the sand. He was on his way to fix a transmitter that had a technical problem .

8. What did the pilot think as he saw the dead men ? What did he do ?
He thought they were lost and died of thirst. He radioed the police .

9. Where do spiders like to live ?
Spiders like to live in a dark, cool and quiet place .

10. What did Ayman use the Internet for ?
Ayman used the Internet for his university studies and for making friends in other countries.

11. Why was Ayman surprised when he saw the spider ?
Because it was as big as a small apple and it was very fast.

12. According to the story, how did the town disappear ?
(OR) What was the translation of the old Egyptian text about ?
It was about a town in ancient Egypt.
Its people burnt it down hoping to get rid of deadly spiders that killed a lot of them.

13. Who translated that text? What was she?
Dr Shereen Fakhry who worked at the Department of Egyptology , Oxford University

14. Why did the town disappear according to Dr Fakhry ?
The climate became drier and the town disappeared under desert sand .

15. Why was the spider looking for a quiet and dark home ?
Because it was a female spider and was ready to lay its eggs .

16. What did the spider do after laying its eggs ?
It enclosed them in four silk sacs and began its long wait.

17. What did the Egyptian archaeologist e-mail to Dr Fakhry ?
He e-mailed her an old picture of a spider that was found in a tomb near Bawiti.

18. Why did she feel a cold shiver down the back of her neck ?
Because the spider in the picture was like the one Ayman had described .

19. What did a German Egyptologist tell Dr Fakhry in his e-mail?
He translated a 2000 year old text about an ancient Egyptian medicine for the bite of the black and yellow spider that killed .

20. What made Dr Fakhry believe those spiders were real ?
Because they were mentioned in a medical text.

21. How was that medicine made ?
It was
made from the roots of the Echinacea Negra plant found in Sinai.

22. Why did Dr Shereen want Ayman to tell the police?
Because she believed that the spider was dangerous and deadly .

23. Why didn't Ayman tell the police ?
Because he believed that everyone would laugh at him .

24. Who was Professor Jones ?
He was the head of the Zoology Department, Oxford University. He was a famous arachnologist who wrote many books on arachnids .

25. Why was he angry when they saw him ?
Because his trip to South America was cancelled .

26. Why did he decide to go to Egypt ?
To discover an unknown species of the black and yellow spider.

27. Why did Uncle Walid refuse to let Ayman tell the police ?
Because stories about dangerous spiders would frighten people and businesses would lose money.

28. What did Ayman wish he had not done ?
He wished he had not told anyone
about the spider.

29. How did Professor Jones feel when he arrived? Why?
He felt greatly excited about discovering a new species of spider.

30. Why did Colonel Mikhail invite Prof. Jones and Ayman to his office ?
Because he wanted to get information about the spider.

31. What did the Colonel ask the professor to do ?
He asked him to find one of the spiders and identify it.


32. Why
did he hope it was a known species ? Because there would be an
antivenom for it.


33. Who went with Ayman and Professor
Jones to the site ? Captain Ahmad and twenty other officers .


34. Why
did they wear protective clothes before entering the tombs?


To
protect themselves against the deadly spiders and from insecticides .


35. What did they use to face the spiders
?
They used insecticide sprays, a smoker and a bag of equipment.


36. Why was a female spider much more
dangerous than a male ?


Because
its bite is much stronger and it can produce thousands of spiders .


37. What had to be done to stop the deadly
spiders from spreading through Africa Asia and Europe
?


The
female spider that Ayman saw had to be found before its eggs developed .


38. Why didn't Professor Jones want to
destroy the deadly spiders ? Because they were a great
discovery .


39. How do scientists make antivenom ?


They put
small quantities of venom in horses or sheep which make antibodies then
scientists extract the antibodeis to make a safe antivenom for people.


40.
Why won't an antivenom for one spider work against the venom of another
spider ?


Because every venomous animal has a
different venom .


41. What did the big spider do as soon as
it fell on the sheet ?


It
jumped onto a young officer and tried to break through his face mask .


42. How did they know the spider didn't
bite the young officer's face ?


Because there was no blood marks on his
face .


43. What was Prof. Jones's opinion of
what happened to the officer ?


He believed he just breathed in some
insecticides .


44. Why would it be difficult to destroy
all the spiders in the site ?


Because
they didn't know where all the underground rooms and passages were or how big
the area was .


45. How did Professor Jones make sure it
was an unknown species ?


He had
not found one like it on the database as he searched it before coming to Egypt.



46. Why wasn't there an antivenom for the
black and yellow spider ? Because it was an unknown species .


47.
What did Colonel Mikhail decide to do after discovering it was an
unknown species?


He
arranged for Wafaa Sultan (the botanist researcher) to go to Sinai to get the
Echinacea Negra plants.


48. What was the root of Echinacea Negra
used for ?


To cure
the bites of the black and yellow spiders that killed .


49. Where did the 2000 eggs hatch? They hatched in a dark room in
the house next to Ayman's .


50. What did the female spider use its
fangs against ? Why ?


It used
its fangs to cut off one of its eight legs on which the insecticide tank landed
to be able to escape.


51. What did the female spider do then ?


It
jumped with its seven legs on Ayman's face. He lost his balance and fell to the
ground.


52. What happened to Ayman?


His suit
was torn and small spiders ran over his body and bit him many times. An
ambulance took him to hospital.


53. What were Captain Ahmad's men looking
for ? Why ?


They
were looking for the dead body of the female spider to make sure it was dead .


54. Who went with Wafaa in search for the
plants ?


Captain
Osama, Farouk and four other officers in three vehicles .


55. Why
couldn't the helicopter get to the cars to bring the plants ?


Because there was a bad storm in the area.


56. What
did Wafaa say about the plant they got from Sinai ?


She said
it was stronger than other species of Echinacea and it might work for the bite
of males and young spiders. It may save Ayman .


57. What
problem did they face on their way back with the plants ?


The road
down the mountain was narrow and steep. It became like a river and the three
wadis were filling up with water because of the heavy rain.


58. What
happened to the second and third cars ?


The second
car was carried by water and got stuck between two big rocks. The engine of the
third car stopped and a palm tree smashed into it and caused it to sink.


59. What
did Captain Osama use the towrope for? Why?


To pull
the third car to the land as it contained the plants needed to save Ayman's
life.


60. Why
did Wafaa leave the men on the rocky island and drove alone back ?


Because
the water around them was deep and fast. There were sharp rocks which would cut
them to pieces if they tried to swim. She had to go back with the plants to
save Ayman's life.


61. Why
was Ayman in intensive care? How was he kept alive ?


Because
his breathing stopped. He was kept alive on a ventilator and was given a
medicine made from the roots of the echinacea Negra plants .


62. What
did Professor Jones offer Ayman ? What did he give him ?


Jones
offered to help Ayman study at Oxford
University. He gave him a
good camera


63.
Where did Ayman see the seven-legged female spider ?


He saw
it on the wall near Lamia's
head at the roof terrace of the hospital.


64. Why
didn't Ayman tell his sister Lamia
that the spider was behind her ?


Because
if he had told her, she would have moved and the spider would have bitten her.


65. What
did Ayman do to save his sister?


He told
her to keep very still as he pressed the button and the flashlight blinded the
spider for a second while Ayman knocked it into the box and quickly shut it.


66. Why
did Ayman fall to the ground ?


The shock
and the horror were too much for him when he saw the two bright red marks of
the spider's fangs on his hand .


67. Why
didn't Ayman die by the female spider's bite ?


Because
he had so much antivenom in his body from the first time that the bite had
little effect on him .


68. Why was everyone surprised that Ayman didn't
die from the female spider's bite ?


(OR) Why did Dr Salah expect Ayman to
die ?


Because
the female spider's bite was very strong and there was no medicine or antivenom
for it.


69. Why
did Ayman feel like a person with a new future ?


Because
Prof. Jones said he could study at Oxford
University and he
wouldn't worry about finding a job as all the best employers would want a man
like him .


70. What
did the minister say to the reporter about Ayman ?


He said that without Ayman's intelligence and
bravery thousands of people might have died.





Characters of " The Spiders
"
شخصيات القصة


1- Ayman Hassan


1- Who was Ayman ? What was his favourite
hobby ?


He was a
university student . He was the eldest son of Hassan's family . His favourite
hobby was the internet that he used for his university studies and for making
friends in different countries .


2- How was Ayman observant ?


He was
able to give an accurate description of the deadly spider, which he saw for a
short time


3- How was Ayman inquisitive ?


After
seeing the spider he began to collect information about it first through his
zoology friend and then through the World Wide Web .


4- How was Ayman sociable ?


He had
friends in the university and in other countries through the internet


5- How was Ayman brave ( courageous ) ?


He was
more interested than afraid of the big spider that he saw in his garden . He
went with the police to the archaeological site and then to the empty house to
fight the deadly spiders . He knocked the female spider into the aluminum box
to save his sister.


6- How was Ayman helpful ?


He moved
to help the young officer when the big spider attacked him and he covered his
mask at the site . He helped Captain Ahmed to carry the injured officer outside
the tomb to get some fresh air . He ran to help the officer when the young
spiders covered his facemask inside the empty house .


7- How was Ayman intelligent ?


When he
saw the 7-legged female spider on the wall a few centimeters from Lamia's head, he didn't
tell his sister about it and asked his sister not to move so that he could take
a photograph, as he knew if she moved the spider would attack and kill her . He
used the camera's flashlight to blind the spider for a second to catch it.


8- How did Ayman show a sense of duty ?


He was
ready not to tell the police about the deadly spider when Uncle Walid told him
this story would cause business to lose money . He also risked his life by
helping the police twice to fight the spiders .


9- What was the task given to Ayman by
Colonel Mikhail ?


The colonel asked him to go with the officers to
the archaeological site and tell them if the spiders there were the same as the
one he had seen .


10- How did the computer prove to be
useful to Ayman?


Using
the computer and the
internet, Ayman was
able to get important


information
about-the spider he saw and communicate with Dr Shereen who


helped a
lot in the fight against the spider.


11- How did science and nature help to
save Ayman's life ?


The
Echinacea Negra plant was found in nature and scientists used it to make a
medicine that cured Ayman from the bites of the young black and yellow spiders
that kill.


2- Dr Shereen Fakhry


1- What was Dr Shereen's job ?


She
worked at the Department of Egyptology, Oxford University
.


2- What's the part played by Dr Shereen
in fighting the spiders ?



She translated an old Egyptian text about a town that was
burnt down to get rid of deadly spiders that killed hundreds of people .



She did her best to identify the spider that Ayman described in his
e-mail through her friend Susan Bennett and then through Professor Jones .



She had an e-mail from a German Egyptologist about the Echinacea
Negra plant used by ancient Egyptians to cure the bite of black and yellow
spiders that killed . She forwarded the e-mail to Ayman .



She told Ayman about the botanist Wafaa Sultan who would help them find
the plant in Sinai.


Her sense of duty made her advise Ayman to
tell the police and to be careful if he saw the spider again because it was
dangerous . She got new information about the plant to help them .








3- Prof. Jones


1- What was Prof. Jones ' job ?


He was
the Head of the Zoology Department at Oxford University
.


2- How was he famous ?


He was
one of the world's top archaeologists . He wrote many books or arachnids . He
discovered a lot of unknown species every year.


3- How far was he interested in his work
?



He had been working on arachnids for 25 years and was still interested
in finding ne\i species in South America and South Africa.



He was so angry when his trip to South America
was cancelled .



He decided to go to Hamdayya to discover the new species described by
Ayman .


4- How was Prof. Jones helpful ?


He was
ready to help identify the spider and used his equipment to catch some spiders
to be taken to the lab for scientists to develop an antivenom .


5- What was the task given to Prof. Jones
By Colonel Mikhail ?


Colonel
Mikhail asked him to find the spiders and identify them .


6- How was Prof. Jones modest ?


Although
he was a great scientist he treated other people modestly . He apologized to Dr Shereen and Susan and
thought he was not polite .


7- How was Prof. Jones generous ?


He gave
Ayman a good camera as a' present because Ayman gave him the chance to discover
a new species of spider. Walid


4- Uncle Walid


1- What was Uncle Walid's Job ?


He was a
food- processing businessman .


He knew
a' lot about business and was very successful.


2- How was Uncle Walid generous ?


He has
always been good to Ayman and gave him his old computer.


3- How was Uncle Walid practical?


He
advised Ayman not to tell the police about the spider as he wasn't 100 % sure
it was dangerous .


4- What did Uncle Walid think of stories
about dangerous spiders ?


He
thought such stories would frighten people unnecessarily and cause businesses
to lose money.5.


5- Wafaa Sultan


1- What was Wafaa's job ?


She was
a researcher at the Department of Botanical Science at Cairo University
.


2- What study did she make ?


She made
a study on a plant called Echinacea Negra that was almost extinct and grew only
in Sinai.


3- What was the part played by Wafaa in
the story ?(Or) What was the task given to her ?


She was sent to Sinai to get the Echinacea Negra
plant so that scientists could produce medicine from its roots to save Ayman's
life .


4- How was Wafaa brave ( courageous ) ?


After
crossing the three flooded wadis in Sinai she was completely alone . She
bravely climbed on the third car and got the plants . She fought her fear and
drove the first car through the storm as quickly as possible to get the plants
in time to save Ayman's life despite the fearful noise of the rain, thunder and
lightning .


6. Farouk


1- What was Farouk's Job ?


He was a
botanist who helped Wafaa Sultan to collect the Echinacea Negra plant from
Sinai.


2- How was he helpful ?


He went
into the flooded third wadi to help Captain Osama to pull the rope to the 3 rd
car and attach it to save the plants .


7. Colonel Mikhail


1- What was Colonel Mikhail's job ?


He was
the police chief at the police station in Hamdayya .


2- What was his main interest ?


His main
interest was the safety of the people in his town .


3- What was his role in the fight against
the spiders ?



He sent policemen with protective clothing from the Fire Department and
insecticide sprays to fight the deadly spiders at the archaeological site .



He asked Prof . Jones to get a spider, identify its species and send it
to the antivenom lab . He gave orders to set a barrier around Hamdayya
to prevent the escape of the female spider.



He ordered stronger protective suits to fight the spiders inside the
empty house next to Ayman's .



He arranged for the Echinacea Negra plant to be brought from Sinai to
save Ayman's life .


4- How was he intelligent ?


His eyes
were quick and intelligent . He could understand the usefulness of people .


8. Captain Ahmed El-Sherif


1- What was the task given to Captain
Ahmed by the Colonel ?


He was
appointed leader of the police force fighting the spiders at the
. archaeological site and inside the
empty house next to Ayman's .


2- How was Captain Ahmed keen on his job
?


He
wanted the Prof. to tell him everything about spiders before they go and fight
them because he believed that if you want to fight an enemy you should
understand it.


How was
Captain Ahmed brave ?



He ran to help the officer who was attacked by the female spider in the


underground passage and carried
him outside to get some fresh air.



He ran forward to help the young officer who was almost blinded by young


-spiders
that covered his facemask inside the empty house .


'When the big spider jumped
onto the face of one of his men in the empty house he lifted up his hand and
knocked it to the ground .



When Ayman fell to the ground, he
pulled him up and pushed him towards the stairs at the end of the passage .


3- How was Captain Ahmed flexible ?


Although
his job was to prevent any more death, he was convinced not to destroy the
spiders when the professor told him they were a great scientific discovery and
the plan will not succeed but he would-damage the archaeological site


How was
Captain Ahmed dutiful ?


He
didn't take the decision of giving up the idea of destroying the spiders by
himself but he called the colonel because this matter was to be decided at a
higher level than his .


9- Captain Osama.


1- What was the task given to Captain
Osama ?


His task
was to accompany Wafaa Sultan and Farouk to the mountains in Sinai to get the
Echinacea Negra plant.


2- How was Captain Osama brave ?


• He was ready to swim in the dangerous water
to help the two officers who were in the jeep in the middle of the flooded
third wadi.


• He went into the flooded third wadi with
Farouk to attach the rope to the third car to pull it to the land .


3- How did Captain Osama show his sense
of duty?


• He drove dangerously fast through the heavy
rain to reach the wadis before they flooded to be able to cross them and take
the plant to the hospital to save Ayman's life .


• He asked Wafaa to leave him with the others
trapped on the rocky island to take the plants in time to Ayman .


4- How was Captain Osama careful ?


• He drove slowly down the mountain as the
track was narrow, had no surface and
was very steep .


• He examined the fast-flowing water of the
wadis before driving across them


• He put the car into low gear and drove slowly
into the water.


• He asked Wafaa to press the horn if she saw a
tree coming towards them in the water.


• He asked the men in the third car to stay in
the car to keep it heavy .


10. The Female Spider


1- How did the female spider reach
Hamdayya ?


came in
the car with the boxes the robbers took from the tomb after the police had found
them dead in the desert.


2- Where did it find a suitable place for
its nest ? Why ?


In the
empty house next to Ayman's because it was dark, quiet and safe for it and for
its new family .


3- Why was the female spider more
dangerous than the male ?


Its bite
was stronger, it lived longer and it produced thousands of young spiders at a
time . The medicine from the Echinacea Negra roots can't cure its bite and
there was no antivenom either.


4- What happened to the female spider and
its family ?


All the
young spiders in the empty house died by the heavy spraying of insecticides .
The female spider lost one of its eight legs but was able to survive and escape
in one of the two ambulances waiting outside the empty house .


5- How did the female spider lose one leg
?


When the
officer landed the tank on one of its eight legs the female spider used its
fangs against itself to cut the leg off to escape .


6- What did the female spider do after
freeing itself ?


After
freeing itself from the tank it jumped on Ayman's face and then disappeared in
the dark .


7-
Where did the female spider reappear ? How did it meet its end ?


It
reappeared in the hospital terrace near Lamia's
shoulder. Ayman was able to knock it into the aluminum box and shut it quickly
after blinding it for a second by the flashlight.

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