The City Of Ember Novel Quiz: MCQ!

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What do you know about the book “The City of Ember? ” A team of architects, scientists, and doctors called “The Builders” have built Ember, an underground city with supplies to last approximately 200 years. The objective is to keep the city safe from an apocalyptic nightmare. After 200 years, the timer on the lock will expire. This quiz will show you how interesting the City of Ember novel is. Complete the quiz, and you will see.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What color are the messenger jackets in the City of Ember?
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Green

    • E. 

      Different colors depending on how long you have been a messenger

  • 2. 
    What did Doon's father tell him about his job after the first day? 
    • A. 

      To notice what no one else does

    • B. 

      Be good at what you do

    • C. 

      He should change jobs after 3 months and work to repair the generator

    • D. 

      He should not return to his job because the mayor will find out that he switched jobs

    • E. 

      He said that he should help him with his job instead

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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.

    • D. 

      The builders forgot to leave clues for the upcoming mayor

  • 5. 
    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, since it is an "underground city"

    • C. 

      The weather is always hot in the city

    • D. 

      Everything in the city of Ember was built of steel.

  • 6. 
    ______________________ was to keep "The Instructions" for The City of Ember.
    • A. 

      The oldest person in Ember

    • B. 

      The commissioners

    • C. 

      The Mayor

    • D. 

      The Chief Builder

  • 7. 
    What happened on assignment day?
    • A. 

      Students picked a job from a small cloth green sack as their new job

    • 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.

    • D. 

      The teacher and the mayor selected jobs for the students as they left school

  • 8. 
    Students were assigned to their jobs for ________ years.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 9. 
    According to Lina, which one of the following job assignments might have been considered a "Bad" job to have pulled out of the green bag? 
    • A. 

      Greenhouse helper

    • B. 

      Timekeeper's assistant

    • C. 

      Messenger

    • D. 

      Pipeworks Labourer

  • 10. 
    According to the rumors that people are hearing, what condition was the City of Ember in?
    • A. 

      The city is rebuilding- they have brand new buildings

    • B. 

      Prospering with many new supplies

    • C. 

      Shortages and blackouts occur often

    • D. 

      The timekeeper died, so Lina will have to replace him

  • 11. 
    Why did Doon want to trade jobs with Lina?
    • A. 

      Lina had an easier job than Doon had drawn

    • 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.

    • D. 

      Doon's father did not want him to be a messenger in the city because it was too dangerous

  • 12. 
    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.

    • D. 

      Lina discovers that Granny is hiding a secret treasure

  • 13. 
    The loud sound that Doon heard when he first entered the tunnels was:
    • A. 

      The generator

    • B. 

      The river

    • C. 

      Workmen with tools

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    How was Doon to find his way around the Pipeworks?
    • A. 

      Doon used a compass.

    • B. 

      Signs were painted throughout the Pipeworks.

    • C. 

      All workers were supplied with a map.

    • D. 

      He used the flashlight and it took him most of the day to find his route to work

  • 15. 
    During his lunch break Doon _______    
    • A. 

      Went to see the generator

    • B. 

      Meet friends a few tunnels down

    • C. 

      Went out of the tunnels to find Lina

    • D. 

      Found gold in the pipeworks and kept it secretly hidden

  • 16. 
    What was unusual about the sequence of events in Chapters 2 and 3?  
    • A. 

      Chapters 2 and 3 were the same day from the perspective of two different characters.

    • B. 

      Chapter 3 was a flashback to an earlier time in the City of Ember.

    • C. 

      The events in Chapter 3 took place 240 years after the events in Chapter 2

    • D. 

      Chapters 2 and 3 are from the perspective of the Mayor's viewpoint

  • 17. 
    Doon's father made his living by _____________   
    • A. 

      Delivering vegetables

    • B. 

      Guarding the mayor

    • C. 

      Repairing the generator

    • D. 

      Selling small parts

  • 18. 
    Generator: _________________ Builders: "Instructions"   
    • A. 

      Greenhouses

    • B. 

      Gathering Hall

    • C. 

      Pipeworks

    • D. 

      River

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