Final City Of Ember Test

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Complete the quiz based on what we have read so far in the novel.


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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 3 years.

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  • 2. 

    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 is surrounded by complete darkness on all sides. The city relies on artificial lights to provide illumination, as there is no natural light source available. The darkness is a significant aspect of the city's setting and plays a crucial role in the story.

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  • 3. 

    What happened to Granny? 

    • A.

      She fell and hit her head and beame very sick

    • B.

      She died

    • C.

      She was angry at Lina and left the City of Ember

    • D.

      She yelled at Mrs. Murdo because she reopened the yarn shop

    Correct Answer
    B. She died
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "she died". This suggests that Granny passed away, possibly due to the severity of her illness or injury after falling and hitting her head.

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  • 4. 

    Doon is Lina's best friend.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Based on the given statement, it is stated that Doon is Lina's best friend. Since this statement is given as a fact, we can conclude that the answer is true.

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  • 5. 

    Lina is content with the decision to live with Mrs. Murdo and has adjusted well to her new home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement indicates that Lina is satisfied and happy with her decision to live with Mrs. Murdo. It also suggests that she has adapted comfortably to her new home. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 6. 

    Decide which of the following statements is incorrect based on what you have read.

    • A.

      Lizzie is helping Looper to eat up all of the extra food found in the storerooms

    • B.

      The mayor is stealing food from the city storerooms

    • C.

      Lina decided to be greedy and asked for Lizzie to get her the colored paper

    • D.

      The people of Ember are beginning to worry about food, supplies, and electricty

    Correct Answer
    C. Lina decided to be greedy and asked for Lizzie to get her the colored paper
  • 7. 

    The guards are next in charge, behind the mayor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the guards hold a position of authority and responsibility, ranking second only to the mayor. This implies that they have a significant role in maintaining order and security within the community or organization. Therefore, the statement is true as it establishes the guards as being next in charge after the mayor.

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  • 8. 

    Define Egress according to Clary. 

    • A.

      A way out or an exit

    • B.

      To be lost

    • C.

      Found

    • D.

      Entrance

    Correct Answer
    A. A way out or an exit
    Explanation
    Egress, according to Clary, is defined as a way out or an exit. It refers to a means of leaving or exiting a place or situation.

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  • 9. 

    What is Lina's favorite day of the year? 

    • A.

      Christmas

    • B.

      End of School

    • C.

      Singing Day

    • D.

      The first day of the new school year

    Correct Answer
    C. Singing Day
    Explanation
    Lina's favorite day of the year is Singing Day because it implies that she enjoys singing and finds joy in participating in activities related to singing. This suggests that she may have a passion for music and cherishes the opportunity to showcase her talent or engage in musical performances.

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  • 10. 

    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 set a requirement for the residents to live in the city for at least 200 years before they are allowed to leave. This suggests that the builders intended for the residents to establish a long-term and stable community within the city. By enforcing this rule, the builders aimed to ensure the sustainability and continuity of the city's population.

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  • 11. 

    ______________________ 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 because as the highest-ranking official in The City of Ember, it would be their responsibility to keep and enforce the rules and regulations, including "The Instructions." The Mayor would have the authority and power to ensure that the important document is safeguarded and followed by the citizens of Ember.

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  • 12. 

    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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  • 13. 

    Generator: _________________Builders: "Instructions"  

    • A.

      Greenhouses

    • B.

      Gathering Hall

    • C.

      Mayor

    • D.

      River

    Correct Answer
    D. River
    Explanation
    The given answer, "river," is the only option that does not fit with the other words in the list. The rest of the words, such as "greenhouses," "Gathering Hall," and "Mayor," all seem to be related to construction or development. However, "river" does not fit this theme and seems out of place. Therefore, it can be concluded that "river" is the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    Lina thought that the partial document was ______________________ (from the opened case)

    • A.

      Directions for building the city

    • B.

      Recipe from the first people of Ember

    • C.

      Instructions for saving the city

    • D.

      Poppy's homework

    Correct Answer
    C. Instructions for saving the city
    Explanation
    Lina believed that the partial document she found was "instructions for saving the city" because it would make sense in the context of the opened case. The phrase implies that there is a need to rescue or protect the city, which aligns with the urgency and importance of the situation. Additionally, it suggests that the document contains valuable information on how to carry out this task, making it a logical assumption for Lina to make.

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  • 15. 

    The Believers and Captain Fleery thought that __________________________.

    • A.

      The Builders were coming back to help/save the City of Ember

    • B.

      The magic of the box would save the people of Ember

    • C.

      The Instructions would be found and save the City of Ember

    • D.

      The people of Ember were too happy to leave Ember

    Correct Answer
    A. The Builders were coming back to help/save the City of Ember
    Explanation
    The Believers and Captain Fleery believed that the Builders were coming back to help/save the City of Ember.

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  • 16. 

    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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  • 17. 

    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 suggests that they were isolated and had limited interaction with the outside world. They were likely confined to their own city and had little knowledge or experience of other places and people.

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  • 18. 

    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 realized that she didn't really need them or that she spent money on something frivolous instead of something more practical or necessary. It could also imply that Lina may have been trying to save money or had other financial priorities, making her feel guilty about spending on something that she deemed unnecessary.

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  • 19. 

    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. By making this statement, Doon's Dad emphasizes the importance of managing anger and avoiding impulsive behavior that may result in unintended and potentially harmful consequences.

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  • 20. 

    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
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. In the book "City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau, Lina and Doon successfully create a moveable light using a portable generator and a light bulb. They use this moveable light to explore the unknown areas outside the city.

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  • 21. 

    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 this because the quote describes her vision of another city that is different from Ember.

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  • 22. 

    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
    Lina was out in the street when Poppy was lost and the lights went out. The description of shouts of alarm, silence, and terror suggests a chaotic and dangerous situation. Lina's decision to stand still and then take cautious steps indicates that she is trying to navigate in the darkness. The mention of her hand crumpling against something hard implies that she has encountered an obstacle. This scenario aligns with Lina being out in the street during a blackout, searching for Poppy who is lost.

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  • 23. 

    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
    In Chapter 5 of the book, there was a blackout in Ember, which is stated to be the longest blackout ever. The question asks how long the lights remained out during this blackout. The correct answer is 7 minutes. This means that the power outage lasted for only a short period of time before the lights were restored.

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  • 24. 

    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
    The correct answer is red. In the City of Ember, the messenger jackets are red. This color is significant as it helps to identify the messengers and distinguish them from other residents of the city. It serves as a visual cue for their role and responsibilities within the community.

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  • 25. 

    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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  • 26. 

    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 correct answer is that in the city of Ember, the sky was always dark because it is an "underground city". This suggests that the city is located below the surface of the earth, which is why there is no natural light from the sun. The darkness creates a unique and eerie atmosphere in the city, setting it apart from other cities.

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  • 27. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Pipeworks Labourer
    Explanation
    Based on the information given, we can infer that Lina considers the job of a Pipeworks Labourer to be a "Bad" job to have pulled out of the green bag.

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  • 28. 

    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.

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  • 29. 

    Who did Doon see sleeping in the secret room within the Pipeworks?

    • A.

      Looper

    • B.

      The Mayor

    • C.

      Barton Snode

    • D.

      The guards from the Gathering Hall

    Correct Answer
    B. The Mayor
    Explanation
    Doon saw the Mayor sleeping in the secret room within the Pipeworks.

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  • 30. 

    The notice that greeted Doon, Lina , and Poppy after leaving Ember was written by The Builders.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The notice that greeted Doon, Lina, and Poppy after leaving Ember was written by The Builders. This statement is true because in the book "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau, it is revealed that The Builders were the ones who created the underground city of Ember and left instructions for its inhabitants. The notice they find is likely a message left by The Builders to guide them or provide important information about the outside world.

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  • 31. 

    Who found the note that was dropped into the City of Ember by Lina and Doon at the end of novel? 

    • A.

      The Mayor

    • B.

      Clary

    • C.

      Doon's Dad

    • D.

      Mrs. Murdo

    Correct Answer
    D. Mrs. Murdo
    Explanation
    Mrs. Murdo found the note that was dropped into the City of Ember by Lina and Doon at the end of the novel.

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  • 32. 

    The molded  journal that Poppy tried to eat,  gave Lina and Doon reason to believe that disaster was close at hand on Earth before the volunteers moved into the City of Ember. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The molded journal that Poppy tried to eat is evidence that disaster was close at hand on Earth before the volunteers moved into the City of Ember. This suggests that there were already signs of decay and deterioration in the world outside of the city, indicating that the conditions on Earth were worsening. This supports the idea that the decision to move into the City of Ember was prompted by the impending disaster. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 33. 

    What was the main reason that Lina and Doon decided to leave right away from Ember?

    • A.

      They were being followed by the guards

    • B.

      Someone had told Mrs. Murdo that Lina was in danger

    • C.

      A reward had been posted for their capture

    • D.

      A mystery phone call

    Correct Answer
    C. A reward had been posted for their capture
    Explanation
    Lina and Doon decided to leave right away from Ember because a reward had been posted for their capture. This means that someone was offering a sum of money to anyone who could find and bring them back. This would put Lina and Doon in great danger, as there could be people who would be motivated by the reward to harm them. Therefore, they made the decision to leave immediately in order to protect themselves and avoid being captured.

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  • 34. 

    Granny ate Pineapple 4 times before the storehouses ran out of the fruit.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Granny ate Pineapple 4 times before the storehouses ran out of the fruit. Since the statement is given as a fact, it implies that it is true. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 35. 

    Lina, Doon and Poppy first saw a deer in the open field after leaving Ember and were shocked to see such a beautiful creature. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false because there is no information provided about Lina, Doon, and Poppy seeing a deer in the open field after leaving Ember. Therefore, we cannot determine whether they were shocked or not.

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