City Of Ember The Instructions To Chapter 6

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What have you learned so far from the novel, The City of Ember?


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  • 1. 

    Students were assigned to their jobs for ________ years.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The students were assigned to their jobs for a period of 3 years.

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  • 2. 

    Doon's father made his living by _____________ .        

    • A.

      Delivering vegetables

    • B.

      Guarding the mayor

    • C.

      Repairing the generator

    • D.

      Selling small parts

    Correct Answer
    D. Selling small parts
    Explanation
    Doon's father made his living by selling small parts. This means that he earned money by selling small components or pieces of something, possibly in a specific industry or market. It is likely that he had a business or job where he sourced and sold these parts to customers.

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  • 3. 

    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. This suggests that she had aspirations and hopes for a vibrant and exciting urban environment. It implies that she desired a future filled with opportunities, excitement, and a bustling city life.

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  • 4. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Red
    Explanation
    In the City of Ember, the messenger jackets are red. This is indicated by the answer choice "red" being selected as the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. To notice what no one else does
    Explanation
    Doon's father told him to notice what no one else does about his job after the first day.

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  • 6. 

    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 there for a minimum of 200 years before they are allowed to leave.

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  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. One mayor died before he could tell his successor about the box?
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the chief builder's plan for the box was disrupted because one mayor died before he could pass on the information about the box to his successor. This implies that the box's purpose or contents remained unknown due to the mayor's untimely death, causing a disruption in the execution of the plan.

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  • 8. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. In the city the sky was always dark, since it is an "underground city"
    Explanation
    The city of Ember was different because the sky was always dark since it is an "underground city". This means that the city was built below the surface of the Earth, with no access to natural light. This unique feature of the city created a constant darkness, which was a significant aspect of the city's environment and daily life for its inhabitants.

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  • 9. 

    ______________________ 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The Mayor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Mayor. The question is asking who was responsible for keeping "The Instructions" for The City of Ember. The Mayor is the highest authority figure in the city and would be entrusted with such an important document.

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Students picked a job from a small cloth green sack as their new job
    Explanation
    On assignment day, the students picked a job from a small cloth green sack as their new job.

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Shortages and blackouts occur often
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shortages and blackouts occur often". This is because the rumors that people are hearing suggest that the City of Ember is facing difficulties and challenges. The mention of shortages and blackouts occurring often indicates that the city is not in a prosperous or stable condition.

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Doon wanted to work on the generator near Pipeworks.
    Explanation
    Doon wanted to trade jobs with Lina because he wanted to work on the generator near Pipeworks. This suggests that Doon had a specific interest in working on the generator and wanted to be involved in that particular task.

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  • 13. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. The students of Ember find out what they will be doing for the next three years.
    Explanation
    In Chapter 1 "Assignment Day," the main idea is that the students of Ember find out what they will be doing for the next three years. This suggests that there is a system in place in Ember where the future occupations of the students are determined through assignments. This is a significant event in the chapter as it sets the stage for the rest of the story, highlighting the importance of these assignments and the impact they will have on the characters' lives.

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  • 14. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. The river
    Explanation
    The loud sound that Doon heard when he first entered the tunnels was the river. This can be inferred from the fact that the tunnels are described as being dark and damp, which suggests the presence of water. Additionally, the sound of rushing water would likely be loud in an enclosed space like a tunnel. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that the loud sound Doon heard was the river flowing through the tunnels.

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  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. All workers were supplied with a map.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that all workers were supplied with a map. This means that Doon was able to find his way around the Pipeworks by using the map provided to him. The other options, such as using a compass, signs painted throughout the Pipeworks, or using a flashlight, are not mentioned in the given information and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Chapters 2 and 3 were the same day from the perspective of two different characters.
    Explanation
    The unusual aspect of the sequence of events in Chapters 2 and 3 is that they both occur on the same day but are presented from the perspectives of two different characters. This allows the reader to gain different insights and understandings of the events that took place on that particular day.

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  • 17. 

    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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  • 18. 

    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 called trash sifters. This implies that there is a need for individuals who can sift through trash, possibly for recycling or waste management purposes. It suggests that Ember is prioritizing environmental sustainability and taking steps towards proper waste disposal and management.

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  • 19. 

    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. This is because greenhouses are typically used for growing plants that require controlled environments, such as vegetables. Tropical fruits may also be grown in greenhouses, but since the question asks for the types of foods that grew specifically in the greenhouses, vegetables would be the most appropriate answer. Wheat and grains are usually grown in open fields rather than greenhouses. The mention of "foods for the Outer Limits of Ember" is not relevant to the question and can be disregarded.

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  • 20. 

    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 can be inferred from the given statement that Sadge went outside the lighted areas of Ember. It is implied that being outside the lighted areas caused Sadge to become frightened.

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  • 21. 

    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 people from Ember had never met someone from another city/place other than Ember. This is because they lived in a secluded underground city and had no contact with the outside world. They were completely isolated and unaware of the existence of other places or people outside of their own city.

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  • 22. 

    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 consequences. It is possible that she realizes she spent money on something she didn't really need or that she feels guilty for indulging in a non-essential item instead of using the money for something more practical or important.

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  • 23. 

    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 situated underground and is completely surrounded by darkness. The city relies on artificial lights to provide illumination as there is no natural light source. The darkness acts as a constant presence, creating a sense of isolation and mystery for the inhabitants of the city.

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  • 24. 

    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
    In the City of Ember, potatoes are eaten on a daily basis. This suggests that potatoes are a staple food in this city and are likely readily available and commonly grown. The fact that they are eaten daily also implies that they are a reliable and sustainable food source for the residents of the City of Ember.

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  • 25. 

    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 recognizes the potential negative outcomes that can arise from allowing anger to control one's actions. It implies that he values emotional control and understands the importance of considering the consequences before acting out of anger.

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  • 26. 

    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 statement indicates that no one has been able to create a movable light within the City of Ember. It further explains that all lights in the city are either indoors or street lights. Therefore, the correct answer is true, as it aligns with the information provided in the statement.

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  • 27. 

    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 would have stated the quote "In my mind, I see another city. It isn't like Ember, it is white and gleaming." This is because Lina is the main character in the book "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau, and throughout the story, she dreams and imagines a city that is different from Ember, which is described as dark and deteriorating. Lina's desire for a better and brighter city is a central theme in the book.

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  • 28. 

    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
  • 29. 

    Doon found Poppy when she wondered into the street alone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Doon found Poppy when she was alone in the street. This implies that Poppy was not with anyone else and was in a potentially dangerous situation. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that the statement is correct and Doon did find Poppy when she was alone in the street.

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  • 30. 

    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 in the question is that the mayor stated that the blackouts would stop and that more food and supplies were on the way at the town square meeting. The correct answer is False because the question does not provide any evidence or context to determine the accuracy of the mayor's statement. Without further information, we cannot confirm whether the blackouts actually stopped or if more supplies were delivered as promised.

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  • 31. 

    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 suggests that the longest blackout in Ember, as described in Chapter 5, lasted for only 7 minutes.

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  • 32. 

    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 passage, it is stated that Granny found what she was looking for at the end of Chapter 6. This implies that her search was successful and she achieved her objective. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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