City Of Ember Comprehension Quiz 1 (Ch.1-2)

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City Of Ember Comprehension Quiz 1 (Ch.1-2) - Quiz

All answers can be found through reading of chapters 1 and 2 as well as class discussion.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The builders said the people must live in the city of Ember for at least _______________ years before leaving.

    • A.

      5000

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      60

    • D.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    B. 200
    Explanation
    The builders of the city of Ember stated that the residents must live in the city for a minimum of 200 years before they are allowed to leave. This suggests that the builders intended for the city to be a long-term settlement and wanted to ensure that the inhabitants established a stable and sustainable community before venturing out. The requirement of 200 years indicates that the builders had a long-term vision for the city's development and wanted to ensure its success before allowing any residents to leave.

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  • 2. 

    What happened to the chief buider's plan for the box?

    • A.

      One mayor died before he could tell his successor about the box?

    • B.

      The box was broken into, and its contents were stolen.

    • C.

      The box was destroyed by a hammer.

    Correct Answer
    A. One mayor died before he could tell his successor about the box?
  • 3. 

    What was different about the city of Ember?

    • A.

      The city was build on an Island

    • B.

      In the city the sky was always dark

    • C.

      The weather stayed the same year round in the city of Ember

    • D.

      Everything in the city of Ember was built of steel.

    Correct Answer
    B. In the city the sky was always dark
    Explanation
    The city of Ember was different because the sky was always dark. This suggests that the city was underground or enclosed in some way, preventing natural light from reaching it. This unique feature of the city created a constant state of darkness, which likely had a significant impact on the daily lives and activities of its residents.

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  • 4. 

    ______________________ was to keep the instructions for leavign the city of Ember.

    • A.

      The oldest person in Ember

    • B.

      The commissioners

    • C.

      The Mayor

    • D.

      The Chief Builder

    Correct Answer
    C. The Mayor
    Explanation
    The Mayor was responsible for keeping the instructions for leaving the city of Ember. As the leader of the city, it would be their duty to ensure the safety and well-being of the citizens. Having the instructions for leaving the city would be crucial in case of any emergency or need to evacuate. Therefore, it makes sense for the Mayor to be the one entrusted with this important information.

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  • 5. 

    What happened on assignment day?

    • A.

      Students picked a job from a small cloth sack

    • B.

      The mayor of Ember assigned jobs to the students based on their skills

    • C.

      Students were allowed to pick job assignments based on their talents.

    Correct Answer
    A. Students picked a job from a small cloth sack
    Explanation
    On assignment day, the students selected their job assignments by picking from a small cloth sack. This suggests that the process of job allocation was random and not based on the students' skills or talents.

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  • 6. 

    Students were assigned to their jobs for ________ years.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3 because the students were assigned to their jobs for a specific number of years, and out of the given options, 3 is the only number that fits this requirement.

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  • 7. 

    Which one of the following job assignemnts weas considered a "Bad" job?

    • A.

      Greenhouse helper

    • B.

      Timekeeper's assistant

    • C.

      Messenger

    • D.

      Pipeworks Labourer

    Correct Answer
    D. Pipeworks Labourer
    Explanation
    A "Bad" job can be inferred from the given options by considering the nature of the job and the context. While the other options like Greenhouse helper, Timekeeper's assistant, and Messenger may have some level of skill or responsibility associated with them, a Pipeworks Labourer is generally considered a physically demanding and low-paying job. This type of job often involves manual labor, working in difficult conditions, and may not offer much opportunity for growth or advancement. Therefore, it can be concluded that a Pipeworks Labourer is considered a "Bad" job compared to the other options provided.

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  • 8. 

    What condition was the City of Ember in?

    • A.

      Brand new buildings

    • B.

      Prospering with many new supplies

    • C.

      Shortages and blackouts

    Correct Answer
    C. Shortages and blackouts
    Explanation
    The City of Ember was in a condition of shortages and blackouts. This suggests that the city was facing a scarcity of resources and a lack of electricity. The presence of shortages implies that the city was struggling to meet the needs of its inhabitants, while the blackouts indicate a lack of reliable power supply. This condition of scarcity and limited access to essential resources likely had a significant impact on the daily lives and well-being of the people living in the city.

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  • 9. 

    Why did Doon want to trade jobs with Lina?

    • A.

      Lina had an easier job?

    • B.

      Doon had a broken leg and would not be able to run all over Ember with messages.

    • C.

      Doon wanted to work on the generator near Pipeworks.

    Correct Answer
    C. Doon wanted to work on the generator near Pipeworks.
    Explanation
    Doon wanted to work on the generator near Pipeworks because he was interested in understanding and fixing the power supply in Ember. He believed that by working on the generator, he could contribute to the improvement of the city's infrastructure and solve the recurring power outages. Additionally, Doon's broken leg made it difficult for him to perform tasks that required a lot of running around, so working on the generator seemed like a more suitable job for him at that time.

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  • 10. 

    The main idea of Chapter 1 "Assignment Day" is ______________________.

    • A.

      Doon and Lina are such good friends that Doon will trade his good job for Lina's bad job

    • B.

      The students of Ember find out what they will be doing for the next three years.

    • C.

      The mayor of Ember with his vast, heavy build was a tyrant who loved to boss the students around.

    Correct Answer
    B. The students of Ember find out what they will be doing for the next three years.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The students of Ember find out what they will be doing for the next three years." This is because the main idea of Chapter 1, "Assignment Day," is focused on the students of Ember discovering their assigned roles and responsibilities for the next three years. The other options mentioned in the question do not reflect the main idea of the chapter.

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  • 11. 

    Which statement from this chapter cotains a Cause and Effect relationship?

    • A.

      Lina took off her shoes and socks, wrapped herself around the cold metal pole, and climbed up the light pole.

    • B.

      Doon wanted to be near the generator, so he traded jobs with Lina.

    • C.

      One by one the students reached into the sack and drew out job assignments?

    • D.

      In the city of Ember, the sky was always dark.

    Correct Answer
    B. Doon wanted to be near the generator, so he traded jobs with Lina.
    Explanation
    The statement "Doon wanted to be near the generator, so he traded jobs with Lina" contains a cause and effect relationship. The cause is Doon's desire to be near the generator, and the effect is his decision to trade jobs with Lina.

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  • 12. 

    Which Statement from thsi chapter is an opinion?

    • A.

      Doon sat in the second row with his shoulders hunched, his eyes squeezed shut and his hands clasped together.

    • B.

      The mayor was a man with a gray face.

    • C.

      The mayor should go on a diet so that he would not get out of breath so easily.

    • D.

      On Assignment Da the classroom was silent.

    Correct Answer
    C. The mayor should go on a diet so that he would not get out of breath so easily.
    Explanation
    The statement "The mayor should go on a diet so that he would not get out of breath so easily" is an opinion because it expresses a personal belief or judgment about what the mayor should do. Opinions are subjective and can vary from person to person.

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  • 13. 

    Basedon this chapter (Chapter 1) one could conlcude all of the following except:

    • A.

      Chet will fix the generator, and there will be no more blackouts

    • B.

      Messenger was a fun job because messengers are able to move freely through the city and not have to work behind a desk.

    • C.

      Ember is a dreary place to live with a dark sky all the time

    • D.

      The students were always excited on Assignment Day because they discovered what they would be doing for the next three years.

    Correct Answer
    A. Chet will fix the generator, and there will be no more blackouts
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that it is not possible to conclude that Chet will fix the generator and there will be no more blackouts based on Chapter 1. The other options in the question all provide conclusions that can be drawn from the information in Chapter 1.

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