Final City Of Ember Test 2

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  • 1. 

    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 there is no natural light source. The city relies on artificial lights to illuminate the surroundings, but beyond the city limits, there is complete darkness. This 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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  • 2. 

    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 as a result of her illness or injury from falling and hitting her head.

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  • 3. 

    Doon is Lina's best friend.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Doon is Lina's best friend" is true because it directly states that Doon is Lina's best friend.

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  • 4. 

    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
    The correct answer is "a way out or an exit." According to Clary, egress refers to a means of exiting or finding a way out. It implies the act of leaving or exiting from a particular place or situation.

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  • 5. 

    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 is the only option that directly relates to her personal interest or hobby. While Christmas, End of School, and the first day of the new school year are all significant days, there is no information given to suggest that Lina particularly enjoys or looks forward to those specific days.

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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 people must live there 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, possibly with the goal of ensuring the survival and stability of the community. By setting such a lengthy time requirement, the builders likely wanted to establish a strong foundation and ensure that the inhabitants would have enough time to establish a sustainable society before venturing out into the unknown.

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  • 7. 

    ______________________ 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." In the book "The City of Ember," the Mayor is responsible for keeping "The Instructions," which contain vital information about the city's survival and the way out of Ember. The Mayor holds a position of authority and is entrusted with the important task of preserving this crucial document for the future of the city.

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  • 8. 

    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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  • 9. 

    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
    The correct answer is "instructions for saving the city" because Lina believed that the partial document she found was related to the opened case, which suggests that it contains important instructions or guidelines for rescuing or preserving the city.

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  • 10. 

    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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  • 11. 

    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 question states that the people from Ember had never done something before, and out of the given options, meeting someone from another city/place other than Ember is the only activity that is mentioned as something they had never done.

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  • 12. 

    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.

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  • 13. 

    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 implies that Doon's Dad recognizes the negative effects of allowing anger to control one's actions. It suggests that he understands the potential harm that can result from acting out of anger and emphasizes the importance of managing emotions in order to avoid unintended and potentially harmful outcomes.

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  • 14. 

    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 given 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 mentions that all lights are either indoors or street lights. This implies that there are no portable or movable lights available in the city. Hence, the answer is true.

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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
    The correct answer is Lina. This is because Lina is the main character in the book "The City of Ember" and the quote is describing her thoughts and imagination about a different city.

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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
  • 17. 

    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 implied by the fact that the question asks for the color of the jackets specifically, and the answer "red" is given. There is no mention of any other colors for the messenger jackets in the question or answer choices.

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  • 18. 

    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
  • 19. 

    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 means that the city is located beneath the surface of the Earth, with no access to natural sunlight. As a result, the residents of Ember rely on artificial lighting to navigate their city. This unique characteristic sets the City of Ember apart from other cities, where the sky is usually visible and provides natural light.

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  • 20. 

    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
    Lina considers the job of Pipeworks Labourer to be a "Bad" job to have pulled out of the green bag.

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  • 21. 

    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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  • 22. 

    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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  • 23. 

    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 being written by The Builders suggests that they were responsible for leaving the message for Doon, Lina, and Poppy after they left Ember. This implies that The Builders had knowledge of their departure and intentionally left the notice for them. Therefore, the statement "The notice that greeted Doon, Lina, and Poppy after leaving Ember was written by The Builders" is true.

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  • 24. 

    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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  • 25. 

    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 suggests that disaster was close at hand on Earth before the volunteers moved into the City of Ember. This implies that the condition of the journal indicates decay and deterioration, which could be a sign of a deteriorating environment or civilization. Therefore, it is likely that disaster was indeed imminent before the volunteers moved into the City of Ember.

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