Pharaoh's Daughter


Part 2: Chapters 3–4


a person whose job is to copy letters, books, or other written materials by hand.

  • I feel closer to the servants and court officials and scribes.

a feeling of wanting what someone else has.

  • "You don't know how much I envy you," I say with anguish.

to make less severe or more bearable; alleviate.

  • But Ramesses did not need to make me his wife to help him assuage his grief for Nefertari.

to gradually, secretly, or imperceptibly weaken and destroy.

  • I said, "To believe the priest might undermine the belief in the powers of the gods."

difficult to detect or define; elusive or ambiguous.

  • "With a mind that subtle, you could be a dangerous man to have for an enemy, Mosis."

a person who shares the emotions of another person or group.

  • I would be careful not to repeat such a comment. Habiru sympathizers will be thrown into prison.
  1. Why does Mosis feel most comfortable with Almah? What does he ask her in Chapter 3?
  2. Why did Almah refuse to become the wife of the pharaoh when he asked her?
  3. Why is Batya glad that Mosis's ka is troubled? What does she want him to do? Why?
  4. What information does Batya reveal to Mosis when he comes to see her in the Women's Palace? Why?
  5. How has Batya's life changed even more profoundly than Mosis's life?
  6. Why is Batya glad that Mosis does not have an answer to her question at the end of Chapter 3?
  7. Why isn't Mosis allowed tin the throne room at this time?
  8. What does Mosis decide to do? Why? What does Almah decide to do? Why?
  9. Discussion

    In your opinion, should Mosis leave the palace with his mother, Batya, and join the Habiru? Or should he stay with Almah and the Pharaoh?

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.