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April and her friends live in a neighborhood that has many children. This would suggest that the neighborhood is quite safe. Unfortunately, two children have been found murdered, and the murderer...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2018, 4:02 pm (UTC)

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A simile uses the words "like" and "as" to compare two often unconnected items. There are quite a few examples of similes in the novel: He was tall and bent and his thin beard straggled up his...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2018, 9:21 pm (UTC)

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Arguably, the main conflict in this novel concerns the principal character, April, and her struggle to accept the fact that her mother has left her with her grandmother and that she is not going to...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2013, 7:15 pm (UTC)

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There are actually two murders in this book. The neighborhood in which April is living is home to many children, some of whom April has bonded with. It is not any of April's friends, but two...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2008, 11:23 am (UTC)

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This question appears to be asking for a basic plot chart of the book. The story's exposition is our introduction to April Hall. She has recently moved into the area, and she is fortunate to be...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2018, 2:43 pm (UTC)

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Ken Kamata is a sixth-grader at Wilson School. He is in the same class as April Hall and Melanie Ross, and his best friend, Toby Alvillar. April and Melanie describe Ken as one of the popular kids,...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2015, 10:40 pm (UTC)

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Set, or Seth, is an Egyptian god. He is the god of storms, deserts, chaos, and war. According to Egyptian mythology, Set killed and mutilated his own brother, Osiris. Despite that horrible deed,...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2016, 8:05 pm (UTC)

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The Egypt Game follows the story of Melanie Ross and April Hall, along with several other neighborhood children. They begin to play a game about the Egyptians in the Professor's backyard. While...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2015, 2:43 pm (UTC)

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I believe that there are two main conflicts going on in The Egypt Game. One conflict is an external conflict that affects the children as well as the greater community at large. That conflict is...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2019, 11:21 pm (UTC)

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Melanie, who is eleven years old, is outgoing and friendly. She interacts frequently with her neighbors in the apartment building in which she lives, and "looks forward to meeting new...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2008, 2:40 am (UTC)

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In chapter 9, April's relationship with her grandmother has improved to the point that she no longer feels any antagonism toward the older woman. In the beginning of the story, April's relationship...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2018, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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Although April and Melanie have different backgrounds, they have some things in common that help them forge a strong friendship. They are the same age, live in the same apartment building, and go...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2016, 11:40 pm (UTC)

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The theme of friendship is a vital strand to this rich novel. The children prove the way in which friendship based on unconditional acceptance, no matter what the background or appearance of people...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2013, 6:28 am (UTC)

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The climax of a story occurs when the central conflict and related tension are at their peak. The climax is also the turning point when the story moves from the rising actions into the falling...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2019, 1:32 am (UTC)

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Melanie is worried about starting school because she fears that April will not make friends easily in sixth grade. April is quirky, and although Melanie gets along well with her because they both...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2016, 4:27 am (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in the chapter titled "Ceremony for the Dead." Once it is decided that the pet will be mummified, Toby informs the other children that it is a long process....

Latest answer posted December 6, 2018, 3:32 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in the chapter titled "Enter April." It is chapter two. Chapter two functions as a bit of a flashback because chapter one is about the Professor watching...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2019, 3:47 pm (UTC)

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Look to the chapter titled "Hieroglyphics" for this answer. It is chapter 14. At the beginning of the chapter, Toby suggests that they have a hieroglyphic system. His notion is that it will give...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2019, 10:40 pm (UTC)

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Ever since a little girl in the neighborhood is murdered and suspicion falls upon the Professor, the Egypt group has been kept under tight supervision and has been unable to return to their play...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2009, 8:41 am (UTC)

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On Halloween, the three girls make plans to leave the group of trick-or-treaters they will be with to make a brief stop at Egypt. Elizabeth nervously asks what they are going to do, and April says...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2016, 4:40 am (UTC)

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April is a very unhappy, angry little girl at the beginning of the story. She has been sent by "her beautiful and glamorous mother, to live with a grandmother she hardly knew". April's mother is...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2009, 12:02 pm (UTC)

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The first time the children sneak into the Professor's backyard to play the Egypt Game, it is only Marshall who notices that "the curtain on the small window at the back of the Professor's...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2008, 3:06 pm (UTC)

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April doesn't wear the false eyelashes with Melanie because she feels comfortable and accepted by her new friend, and is not afraid to be herself. April has had a difficult childhood. She has...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2009, 6:49 am (UTC)

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In this chapter, which is entitled "Prisoners of Fear", Elizabeth turns out to be a perfect addition to the Egypt Game group because she is "just crazy about every part" of it. The four children...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2009, 7:46 am (UTC)

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Mrs. Granger, the children’s teacher at Wilson, first introduced the concept of oracles to the class after Toby brought up the subject to distract her from a scheduled afternoon test. After some...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2018, 6:27 pm (UTC)

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When Melanie goes to meet April for the first time, she has heard about April’s abnormal childhood but does not really know what to expect from her. When April opens the door, her appearance—with...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2021, 10:02 pm (UTC)

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In chapter 16 (The Oracle of Thoth), the children decide to hold an oracle ceremony. Everyone loves the idea, particularly after they learn about oracles in Mrs. Granger's class. April proposes...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020, 3:22 pm (UTC)

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In Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Egypt Game, April is anything but thrilled when her grandmother wants her to make friends with the new girl who has moved in on their street. Elizabeth is only nine...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2021, 12:49 am (UTC)

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We have a few specific chapter summaries that were previously asked and answered: Chapter 5 Chapter 8 Chapters 10 and 11 Chapter 17

Latest answer posted August 18, 2010, 6:48 am (UTC)

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You can find your answer in the chapter "The Egypt Girls." In this chapter, we learn that a book started the girls thinking about Egypt. It was in the library in August that the seeds were planted...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019, 3:08 pm (UTC)

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Toby Alvillar is one of the most popular boys in the sixth grade. Socially, he and his friend Ken Kamata are "two of the biggest wheels in class, and if you (are) really hopeless they simply...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2008, 3:01 pm (UTC)

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The "secret omen" the children had been waiting for is a shooting star, signalling their ability to return to Egypt. In my edition, this occurs on pg. 96. Here's an excerpt:"A...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2007, 9:56 pm (UTC)

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When April moves to the Casa Rosada to live with her grandmother, she takes an interest in a dusty curio shop with a sign that says A - Z. The store is owned by a mysterious, taciturn man whom...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2016, 10:03 pm (UTC)

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The answer to this question can be found in the beginning parts of the chapter that is titled "Confession and Confusion." In the previous chapter, the children wrote a note to the Oracle of Thoth...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2019, 11:56 pm (UTC)

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Let us remember that imagery is any kind of description that builds a strongly visual picture of what it is trying to describe through the use of as many of the five senses as possible to convey...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2011, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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With a crazed killer on the loose in the neighborhood, the kids are in lockdown. That means no going outside to play; specifically, it means no Egypt Game, at least for the time being. As one can...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019, 5:49 am (UTC)

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April and Melanie get Marshall to play the Egypt Game by telling him that his part will be to play "a king...a terribly important kind of king...everybody (has) to bow down to him and do...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2008, 11:12 am (UTC)

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April did not become Neferbeth. April took the Egyptian name Bastet. When the children are choosing hieroglyphs to symbolize their names, April remembers a cat goddess with earrings, Bastet, and...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2016, 4:57 am (UTC)

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A static character is a character who does not change significantly throughout the story. A dynamic character undergoes changes, exhibiting some sort of growth over the course of the story. In The...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2016, 10:15 pm (UTC)

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When the children are playing the Egypt game, April has the idea that they will be required to sacrifice something. They each touch the crocodile stone, then reveal what they think the required...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2016, 11:27 pm (UTC)

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Zipha Keatley Snyder's The Egypt Game does possess similes. A simile is a comparison between two typically dissimilar things (using either "like" or "as"). The first simile of the novel is found...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2013, 8:18 pm (UTC)

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Marshall knew that someone watched the children every time they played the Egypt Game. The children finally discovered Marshall's secret after April was almost kidnapped by Mr. Schmitt's stock boy....

Latest answer posted November 15, 2017, 8:01 pm (UTC)

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Marshall Ross is Melanie's four-year-old brother, who is advanced for his age and becomes one of the participants in April and Melanie's Egypt Game. The Egypt Game is a make-believe, imaginative...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020, 11:05 am (UTC)

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The children gave the Professor the gift of the company of others. Through his secret and silent observation of their game, he was inspired to care again about living.The Professor explains what...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2008, 1:44 pm (UTC)

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When April first starts the sixth grade, she doesn’t fit in very well—she is only friends with Melanie (they live in the same apartment building, and they both have strong imaginations). Melanie is...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2019, 11:30 pm (UTC)

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Because the Professor is quiet, reserved, and very private about his life, people find him suspicious. Snyder is demonstrating the nature of humanity, particularly in the negative. Humans...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2007, 3:18 pm (UTC)

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In Chapter 17, entitled "The Oracle Speaks", the Egyptians meet in the alley and enter Egypt all together so no one will have a chance "to fool around with the Oracle before everyone (is) there"....

Latest answer posted October 9, 2009, 8:06 am (UTC)

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When Elizabeth started playing the Egypt Game, she became the queen, Neferbeth. When Elizabeth had first moved into the neighborhood, the original Egypt girls, and April especially, had not wanted...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2010, 12:53 am (UTC)

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In Chapter 5, April, Marshall, and Melanie return to "Egypt" for a second time. They clean up the yard, then begin work on the lean-to which they will use as a Temple. When the yard looks "clean...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2009, 1:50 pm (UTC)

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April and Melanie get the idea for the Egypt Game during the time they spend in the library in August. They begin the game itself "in September, in the Professor's deserted yard".It is...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2008, 2:38 pm (UTC)

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