City Of Ember Ch. 12-15

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City Of Ember Ch. 12-15 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Clary mentions that there is darkness in Ember. It's not just outside in the city, but it's also inside the people. What does she mean by this?

    • A.

      People's hearts are becoming darker because of not enough supplies.

    • B.

      The city is running out of light bulbs, and it's darker in Ember.

    • C.

      The people are doing things that are wrong and not good for Ember

    • D.

      The people were changing from a worried people to a happier people.

    Correct Answer
    C. The people are doing things that are wrong and not good for Ember
    Explanation
    Clary's statement suggests that the darkness in Ember is not just a physical absence of light, but also a metaphorical darkness within the people. This implies that the actions and behavior of the people are negatively impacting Ember and its well-being. They are engaging in activities that are harmful and not beneficial for the city. This could include actions like hoarding supplies or engaging in illegal activities, which are contributing to the worsening state of Ember.

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  • 2. 

    "His father would have plunged in with great enthusiasm. He would have helped them decipher the Instructions." What does "decipher" mean in this sentence?

    • A.

      To build up; construct

    • B.

      To figure out; decode

    • C.

      To open; interpret

    • D.

      To communicate; understand

    Correct Answer
    B. To figure out; decode
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "decipher" means to figure out or decode. The context suggests that the father would have enthusiastically joined in and assisted in understanding or making sense of the instructions. Therefore, "decipher" in this sentence means to interpret or understand the instructions.

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  • 3. 

    What set of words best describe how Doon was feeling when the guards saw Lina running?

    • A.

      Excited and prepared

    • B.

      Fearful and apprehensive

    • C.

      Breathless and tired

    • D.

      Patient and calm

    Correct Answer
    B. Fearful and apprehensive
    Explanation
    Doon was feeling fearful and apprehensive when the guards saw Lina running because he knew that Lina was breaking the rules by being out past curfew. He was worried about the consequences they would face if they were caught, and he felt anxious about the possibility of getting caught by the guards.

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  • 4. 

    Lina and Doon had a difficult time figuring out how to use the candles and matches. What does this tell you about them?

    • A.

      They have never seen or used candles and matches before.

    • B.

      They are not very smart.

    • C.

      Lina and Doon learned a different language than the one the Builders used.

    • D.

      The instructions were not very clear.

    Correct Answer
    A. They have never seen or used candles and matches before.
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that Lina and Doon had a difficult time figuring out how to use candles and matches because they have never seen or used them before. This implies that they are unfamiliar with these objects and lack experience in using them.

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  • 5. 

    What discovery did Lina and Doon find after they opened the door in the roped off tunnel?

    • A.

      The Mayor had stored food for himself that the people of Ember should have known about.

    • B.

      That Lizzie was taking extra food and giving it to children of Ember

    • C.

      That the Mayor was sending a search party to look for a way out of Ember.

    • D.

      That Looper was secretly taking the Mayor's food and giving it to Ember.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Mayor had stored food for himself that the people of Ember should have known about.
    Explanation
    Lina and Doon discovered that the Mayor had stored food for himself that the people of Ember should have known about. This suggests that the Mayor was hoarding resources for his own benefit, while the rest of the population suffered from scarcity. This revelation highlights the Mayor's selfishness and disregard for the well-being of the community he was supposed to lead. It also implies a potential abuse of power and a betrayal of trust towards the citizens of Ember.

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  • 6. 

    What did Lina and Doon do after they got off work early on the Song Rehearsal Day?

    • A.

      Went to the library

    • B.

      Went down into Pipeworks

    • C.

      Went home

    • D.

      Went to the Song Rehearsal

    Correct Answer
    B. Went down into Pipeworks
    Explanation
    After getting off work early on the Song Rehearsal Day, Lina and Doon went down into Pipeworks.

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  • 7. 

    In chapter 14, Doon couldn't sleep. His father asked him if anything was wrong. Why didn't Doon tell his father what was going on?

    • A.

      He wasn't sure if his father would believe him.

    • B.

      His father was waiting for the Builders to come back and rescue them.

    • C.

      He wanted to be the one to save Ember

    • D.

      He knew that only children would be able to save Ember.

    Correct Answer
    C. He wanted to be the one to save Ember
    Explanation
    Doon didn't tell his father what was going on because he wanted to be the one to save Ember.

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  • 8. 

    Lina went to the chief guard to tell him that the Mayor was stealing food. What effect did this action have on Doon and her?

    • A.

      They were honored for finding extra food.

    • B.

      The guards did not believe them and told them to stop telling lies.

    • C.

      The guards arrested the Mayor and sent him to the prison room.

    • D.

      They were being hunted by the guards.

    Correct Answer
    D. They were being hunted by the guards.
    Explanation
    When Lina went to the chief guard to report the Mayor's theft, the action had the effect of making Doon and her become targets of the guards. Instead of being honored or believed, they were now being hunted by the guards. This suggests that the guards were protecting the Mayor and did not want anyone to expose his wrongdoing.

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  • 9. 

    Which evidence from the text supports this claim: Doon wanted to be famous and known throughout Ember as the one who saved the city.

    • A.

      "Doon wanted to say, yes, Father, I'm concerned because the Mayor of our city is taking food for himself."

    • B.

      "I'm also excited because I think there is a way out!"

    • C.

      "He wanted to shout out to his father We've found the way out! But he held himself in for the sake of his moment of glory."

    • D.

      "Doon gave up on sleeping and lay in a terrible state of impatience for the rest of the night."

    Correct Answer
    C. "He wanted to shout out to his father We've found the way out! But he held himself in for the sake of his moment of glory."
    Explanation
    The evidence from the text that supports the claim that Doon wanted to be famous and known throughout Ember as the one who saved the city is the statement, "He wanted to shout out to his father We've found the way out! But he held himself in for the sake of his moment of glory." This shows that Doon had the desire to announce their discovery and be recognized for it, but he restrained himself in order to build up anticipation and create a more dramatic moment for himself.

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  • 10. 

    The Instructions Lina found were for Egress of the City. What does Egress mean?

    • A.

      Entrance

    • B.

      Salvation

    • C.

      Important

    • D.

      Exit

    Correct Answer
    D. Exit
    Explanation
    Egress means exit. In this context, it refers to the act of leaving or exiting the city.

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