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Have you ever read the book “City of Ember? ” It is a primary to middle school science fiction novel by author Jeanne Duprau., published in 2003. The book takes place in Ember. Ember is an underground city that is threatened because of infrastructure and corruption, and this book is part of a series. This quiz will tell you everything you must know about the book “City of Ember. ” All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Lina dreamed of ______________.

    • A.

      Singing in a traveling band

    • B.

      Her parents coming back home

    • C.

      A bright city

    • D.

      Working in the greenhouses

    Correct Answer
    C. A bright city
    Explanation
    Lina dreamed of a bright city, indicating that she had aspirations and desires for a vibrant and bustling urban environment. This suggests that she may have longed for the excitement, opportunities, and possibilities that a city could offer her.

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  • 2. 

    Why was Granny tearing up the couch?

    • A.

      Granny was looking for something that had been lost.

    • B.

      Granny's money had fallen into the couch and she was trying to get it out.

    • C.

      Granny wanted to use the stuffing to make a blanket for Poppy.

    • D.

      Granny was unable to recall her day with Lina

    Correct Answer
    A. Granny was looking for something that had been lost.
    Explanation
    Granny was tearing up the couch because she was looking for something that had been lost.

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  • 3. 

    What new job was recently created in Ember?

    • A.

      Daycare workers

    • B.

      Caregivers for the elderly

    • C.

      trash sifters

    • D.

      Greenhouse guards

    Correct Answer
    C. trash sifters
    Explanation
    Recently, a new job was created in Ember for trash sifters. This indicates that there is a need for individuals who can sift through trash and separate recyclable materials from non-recyclable ones. This job is likely aimed at promoting environmental sustainability and waste management in Ember.

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  • 4. 

    What types of foods grew in the greenhouses?

    • A.

      Tropical fruits

    • B.

      Wheat and grains

    • C.

      Vegetables

    • D.

      Foods for the Outer Limits of Ember

    Correct Answer
    C. Vegetables
    Explanation
    The correct answer is vegetables because the question asks about the types of foods that grew in the greenhouses. Out of the given options, vegetables are the only type of food mentioned that can be grown in greenhouses. Tropical fruits, wheat and grains, and foods for the Outer Limits of Ember are not mentioned as types of foods that grew in the greenhouses.

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  • 5. 

    What happened to Sadge?

    • A.

      Sadge went outside the lighted areas of Ember and became frightened.

    • B.

      Sadge fell off the ladder while working on the sprinkler system in the greenhouse and cut his hands.

    • C.

      Sadge ran into a wild animal in the trash heap and was hurt trying to escape from it.

    • D.

      Sadge ran into the guards and he was arrested after beginning an argument with them

    Correct Answer
    A. Sadge went outside the lighted areas of Ember and became frightened.
    Explanation
    Sadge went outside the lighted areas of Ember and became frightened. This is the correct answer because it is the only option that directly explains what happened to Sadge. The other options mention incidents involving Sadge, such as falling off a ladder, encountering a wild animal, or getting arrested, but they do not specifically state what happened to him. Therefore, the answer that Sadge went outside the lighted areas and became frightened is the most accurate explanation based on the given information.

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  • 6. 

    Why were the people in Ember in such a panic?

    • A.

      The people of Ember were afraid of the wild animals that lived outside the city.

    • B.

      The people of Ember were running out of supplies.

    • C.

      The people of Ember were afraid the city would flood with the next rain

    • D.

      The darkness was ongoing and no flashlights were working in the city

    Correct Answer
    B. The people of Ember were running out of supplies.
    Explanation
    The people of Ember were in a panic because they were running out of supplies. This suggests that the city was facing a shortage of essential resources, which would have caused fear and anxiety among the residents. The scarcity of supplies would have threatened their survival and well-being, leading to a state of panic.

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  • 7. 

    The people from Ember had never _____________

    • A.

      Used electricity before

    • B.

      Met someone from another city/place other than Ember

    • C.

      Climbed up a staircase

    • D.

      Ate vegetables

    Correct Answer
    B. Met someone from another city/place other than Ember
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "met someone from another city/place other than Ember." This is because the people from Ember were living in a secluded underground city and had no contact with the outside world. They had never met anyone from another city or place outside of Ember.

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  • 8. 

    What does Lina purchase but then later begins to feel guilty about her purchase?

    • A.

      New coat for herself

    • B.

      More food for herself and Poppy

    • C.

      Yarn for the shop

    • D.

      Colored pencils

    Correct Answer
    D. Colored pencils
    Explanation
    Lina purchases colored pencils but later begins to feel guilty about her purchase. This suggests that she may have bought them impulsively or without considering the financial implications. Additionally, she might feel guilty because she realizes she could have spent the money on something more practical or necessary.

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  • 9. 

    What surrounds the City of Ember on all sides? 

    • A.

      The mayor and the police force

    • B.

      Darkness

    • C.

      The river

    • D.

      Volcano

    Correct Answer
    B. Darkness
    Explanation
    The correct answer is darkness. This is because the City of Ember is located underground and has no natural source of light. The city is surrounded by complete darkness, which is why the citizens rely on artificial light sources such as lamps and flashlights to navigate and see. The darkness is a significant aspect of the city's setting and plays a crucial role in the plot of the story.

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  • 10. 

    Which food is eaten on a daily basis in the City of Ember?

    • A.

      Potatoes

    • B.

      Corn

    • C.

      Carrots

    • D.

      Chicken

    Correct Answer
    A. Potatoes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is potatoes. In the City of Ember, potatoes are eaten on a daily basis. This suggests that potatoes are a staple food in the city and are likely readily available and commonly consumed by the residents.

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  • 11. 

    Who made the statement" Letting anger take over can lead to unintended consequences"?

    • A.

      Lina

    • B.

      Doon's Dad

    • C.

      Doon

    • D.

      Mayor Cole

    Correct Answer
    B. Doon's Dad
    Explanation
    Doon's Dad made the statement "Letting anger take over can lead to unintended consequences." This suggests that Doon's Dad believes that allowing anger to control one's actions can result in negative outcomes that were not intended or desired. This implies that Doon's Dad understands the importance of managing anger and the potential harmful effects it can have on individuals and their relationships.

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  • 12. 

    No one has been successful in creating a moveable light within the City of Ember--- all lights are indoors or street lights. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "True" is that the statement clearly states that no one has been successful in creating a moveable light within the City of Ember. It further clarifies that all lights in the city are either indoors or street lights. Therefore, based on the information provided, it can be concluded that the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    Looper sold Lina the colored pencils for a bargain price since he remembered her from the earlier message to the mayor. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Looper sold Lina the colored pencils at a bargain price because he remembered her from an earlier message to the mayor. However, there is no evidence or information provided in the statement to support this claim. Therefore, the answer is false as the statement does not provide any justification for Looper's actions.

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  • 14. 

    Select the item that would be an item that is scarce within The City of Ember.

    • A.

      Cooking oil

    • B.

      Paper/pencils

    • C.

      Paint

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above." In The City of Ember, all three items mentioned - cooking oil, paper/pencils, and paint - are scarce. This scarcity is due to the limited resources and supplies available in the underground city. As a result, these items are highly valued and rationed among the citizens.

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  • 15. 

    Select the person that would have stated this: " In my mind, I see another city. It isn't like Ember, it is white and gleaming." 

    • A.

      Clary

    • B.

      Doon

    • C.

      Granny

    • D.

      Lina

    Correct Answer
    D. Lina
    Explanation
    Lina is the correct answer because in the book "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau, Lina is the main character who often daydreams about a different city that is white and gleaming, contrasting with the dark and deteriorating city of Ember. This quote reflects Lina's longing for a better and brighter place.

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  • 16. 

    What event is described- " "shouts of alarm came from up and down the street, and then silence... Terror swept through her. I must stand still, she thought...She took a step. When she didn't bump into anything, she took another step, and the fingers of her right hand crumpled against something hard."

    • A.

      Lina running in the streets delivering messages

    • B.

      Lina was out in the street when Poppy was lost and the lights went out

    • C.

      Lina was searching for grandma

    • D.

      Lina saw Sadge in the street going crazy again

    Correct Answer
    B. Lina was out in the street when Poppy was lost and the lights went out
    Explanation
    The passage describes a chaotic event where there are shouts of alarm, silence, and a sense of terror. Lina is mentioned as being in the street and feeling the need to stand still. This suggests that something unexpected and potentially dangerous has occurred, causing Lina to be cautious. The mention of her bumping into something hard further implies that there is low visibility due to the lights being out. Therefore, the correct answer is that Lina was out in the street when Poppy was lost and the lights went out.

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  • 17. 

    Doon found Poppy when she wandered into the street alone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer "True" is correct because the statement clearly states that Doon found Poppy when she wandered into the street alone. This implies that Poppy was indeed alone in the street and Doon found her in that state.

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  • 18. 

    The mayor stated that the blackouts would stop and that more food and supplies were on the way at the town square meeting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts the mayor's claim made at the town square meeting. The correct answer is false because the mayor did not state that the blackouts would stop and that more food and supplies were on the way.

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  • 19. 

    How long did the lights remain out in Chapter 5---the longest blackout ever in Ember?

    • A.

      20 minutes

    • B.

      1 hour

    • C.

      7 minutes

    • D.

      15 minutes

    Correct Answer
    C. 7 minutes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7 minutes. This is the longest blackout ever in Ember, as stated in the question.

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  • 20. 

    Granny found what she was looking for at the end of Chapter 6.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the given statement, it is mentioned that Granny found what she was looking for at the end of Chapter 6. This implies that Granny's search was successful and she achieved her goal by the end of Chapter 6. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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