Escape From Pompeii Comprehension
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How did Tranio and Livia escape Pompeii?
They climbed into a boat and hid underneath some rolled up carpets.
How was the city of Pompeii destroyed?
Mt. Vesuvius exploded. Gases, rock and lava spewed out of the volcano.
What did the people of Pompeii call Mt. Vesuvius before the eruption in 79 A.D.?
The gentle mountain
What were some clues that Mt. Vesuvius was going to erupt?
1. They felt tremors for days before the eruption.
2. Smoke was escaping from the top of the volcano.
3. Birds were flying away from the land.
How did the eruption of Vesuvius change the landscape of the mountain.
At first the mountain was lush and green with trees and bushes. After the eruption, the land was burnt and barren. Many years later, plants began to grow and the land became green once again.
What did excavators find when they dug up Pompeii?
2. Painted houses
3. Skeletons of victims
What is the genre of this story?
Historical Fiction - It is historical fiction because the characters are made up, but the event actually took place at a time in our history.