The Library of Alexandria

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Which statement is FALSE based on the text?
Athens was a city-state in the Macedonian Empire.
Julius Caesar burned the Library of Alexandria.
The city of Alexandria is located in Egypt.
The city of Alexandria was named after Alexander Hamilton.
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Which statement is TRUE based on the text?
Books were a little more valuable in 250 BC than they are today.
Books were a little less valuable in 250 BC than they are today.
Books were a lot less valuable in 250 BC than they are today.
Books were a lot more valuable in 250 BC than they are today.
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Which best explains why the author writes about Google in the FOURTH paragraph?
He is informing readers that Google competes with libraries.
He is persuading readers to use Google to learn more about the library.
He is making a modern connection to the ancient library's mission.
He is persuading readers to give more information about our world to Google.
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Which event happened FIRST according to the text?
The Library of Alexandria was built.
The printing press was invented.
Julius Caesar burned his boats.
The city of Alexandria was established.
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The Alexandrians did all of the following to obtain books EXCEPT which?
Made every citizen write a book for their library
Spent lots of money buying any book they could find
Seized books from visitors to their city
Tricked neighboring cities into surrendering classic texts
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Which best explains the AUTHOR'S PURPOSE in writing the SECOND paragraph?
He is trying to impress readers with poetic language about the library.
He is trying to persuade readers to visit the city of Alexandria.
He is trying to inform readers of the value of the library's collection.
He is trying to explain the importance of the printing press.
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With which statement would the author most likely DISAGREE?
Alexander the Great founded Alexandria.
The Alexandrians paid more money for older books.
The Athenians scammed the Alexandrians for their silver.
Julius Caesar burned the Library of Alexandria.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text to support your response.
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Based on the text, which best explain Alexandrians' attitude toward books?
They wanted newer books because they were prettier than older books.
They wanted older books because they had fewer errors than newer books.
They wanted older books because they smelled better than newer books.
They wanted newer books more because they were less worn than older books.
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How do you know this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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What can we INFER about the rulers of ancient Alexandria based on the text?
They were more into warfare than study.
They defended the property rights of all travelers.
They valued knowledge more than money.
They thought that learning was a waste of time.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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Which lesson can readers learn from this text?
Using fire during warfare will always go as planned.
One must always be honest when dealing with neighbors.
Carefully preserve knowledge as it could be lost forever.
Treating visitors with respect is the most important part of trade.
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The Alexandrians aggressively pursued the collection of knowledge? Do you think that they went too far? Why or why not? Refer to the text in your response.
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The Alexandrian government supported knowledge. Does your government support knowledge? In what ways does your government or society support knowledge? What more could be done to better support knowledge? Explain your answer completely.
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