Invention Of Hugo Cabret

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Remembering what you have read in the novel. . . Chapters 1-5


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the old man do at the train station?

    • A.

      Sell tickets

    • B.

      Sell food

    • C.

      Sell toys

    Correct Answer
    C. Sell toys
    Explanation
    The old man sells toys at the train station.

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  • 2. 

    What is the setting of the book?

    • A.

      Castle in England

    • B.

      School in Paris, France

    • C.

      Train Station in Paris, France

    Correct Answer
    C. Train Station in Paris, France
    Explanation
    The setting of the book is a train station in Paris, France. This means that the majority of the story takes place in this location, and it plays an important role in the events and atmosphere of the book. The train station setting could provide opportunities for encounters, departures, and connections between characters, as well as a sense of movement and transience. It could also contribute to the overall mood and tone of the story, depending on how the author portrays the train station environment.

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  • 3. 

    The old man took Hugo's notebook because he had taken toys from his toy booth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The old man took Hugo's notebook as a form of retaliation because Hugo had taken toys from his toy booth. This suggests that the old man wanted to teach Hugo a lesson and get back at him for his actions.

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  • 4. 

    Hugo and his uncle help to maintain ______ clocks at the station. 

    • A.

      27

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    A. 27
    Explanation
    Hugo and his uncle help to maintain 27 clocks at the station.

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  • 5. 

    What type of genre is this novel? 

    • A.

      Fiction

    • B.

      Non fiction

    • C.

      Biography

    • D.

      Poetry

    Correct Answer
    A. Fiction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is fiction because the question is asking about the genre of the novel, and fiction refers to literature that is made up or imagined, rather than being based on real events or facts.

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  • 6. 

    What is the main purpose of the pencil drawings in the novel? 

    • A.

      To take up empty pages in the book

    • B.

      Help fill up the story with interesting pictures

    • C.

      Drawings tell the story as well as the text within the novel

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Drawings tell the story as well as the text within the novel
    Explanation
    The main purpose of the pencil drawings in the novel is to tell the story as well as the text within the novel. The drawings serve as visual representations of the story, helping to enhance the reader's understanding and immersion in the narrative. They provide additional context, detail, and visual cues that complement the written words, making the reading experience more engaging and vivid.

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  • 7. 

    Why has Hugo been working on the clocks by himself? 

    • A.

      His uncle has gone on a business trip to learn more about clocks

    • B.

      His uncle leaves him often and never knows when he will return, maybe never (3 months at least)

    • C.

      His dad told him to work on the clocks for practice

    • D.

      His uncle was paying him to work on all the clocks

    Correct Answer
    B. His uncle leaves him often and never knows when he will return, maybe never (3 months at least)
    Explanation
    Hugo has been working on the clocks by himself because his uncle leaves him often and never knows when he will return, maybe never (3 months at least). This suggests that Hugo's uncle is frequently absent from home for long periods of time, leaving Hugo to take care of the clocks on his own.

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  • 8. 

    Hugo's dad,  a clock maker died in an accidental fire at the museum where he worked. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Hugo's dad, who was a clock maker, died in an accidental fire at the museum where he worked. The answer "True" indicates that this statement is correct and that Hugo's dad did indeed die in an accidental fire at the museum.

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  • 9. 

    Hugo followed the old man home and begged him for his notebook back, and he gave it back to him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Hugo followed the old man home and begged him for his notebook back, and he gave it back to him. However, the correct answer is False because the statement contradicts itself. If Hugo begged the old man for his notebook back, it implies that Hugo did not have the notebook with him, so the old man could not have given it back to him.

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  • 10. 

    The best inference we can make is that Hugo is all alone in the world, his uncle has died.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, it can be inferred that Hugo is all alone in the world because his uncle has died. This suggests that there are no other family members or close relatives mentioned, indicating that Hugo has no one left in his life. Therefore, the best inference is that Hugo is indeed alone in the world.

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  • 11. 

    Hugo has been stealing toys, & parts around the station to repair the clocks at the station.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Hugo has been stealing toys and parts to repair the clocks at the station. However, since the question asks for the correct answer, which is False, it implies that the statement is not true. Therefore, Hugo is not stealing toys and parts to repair the clocks at the station.

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  • 12. 

    Hugo's father filled a notebook's worth of designs on an unusual item ______________ which was a "mechanical man" of sorts.  

    Correct Answer
    automaton, Automaton
    Explanation
    Hugo's father filled a notebook's worth of designs on an unusual item called an "automaton," which was a mechanical man of sorts. An automaton refers to a self-operating machine or robot that performs specific tasks or movements. In this context, Hugo's father designed and documented various designs of a mechanical man in the notebook, suggesting his interest and expertise in creating such intricate and complex machines.

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  • 13. 

    Which statement best describes how Hugo encountered the automaton for the first time?

    • A.

      His dad gave him his notebook when he died

    • B.

      One late night, he returned to the museum ruins and found the pieces of automaton and decided to take it with him back to the station

    • C.

      His uncle demanded that he fix the machine so they could become rich

    • D.

      His mom asked him to carry on his father's dream

    Correct Answer
    B. One late night, he returned to the museum ruins and found the pieces of automaton and decided to take it with him back to the station
  • 14. 

    Select the statement that best describes how Hugo is "hiding" his uncle's disappearance from the outside world. 

    • A.

      Hugo works to stay out of sight of the Station Master so he can stay out of trouble and not be sent to orphanage

    • B.

      Hugo "stole" his uncle's checks from the desk area, so it would appear that all is normal

    • C.

      Hugo keeps the clocks going all the time, so no one will notice any changes

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Hugo is "hiding" his uncle's disappearance from the outside world in multiple ways. Firstly, he works to stay out of sight of the Station Master to avoid trouble and being sent to an orphanage. Additionally, he "stole" his uncle's checks from the desk area to create the appearance that everything is normal. Lastly, he keeps the clocks going all the time to prevent anyone from noticing any changes.

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  • 15. 

    What promise did the young girl make to Hugo the night he followed the old man home from the station? 

    Correct Answer
    She would not let him burn the notebook, not to burn the notebook
    Explanation
    The young girl promised Hugo that she would not allow him to burn the notebook. The repetition of "not to burn the notebook" emphasizes the girl's determination to protect the notebook from being destroyed. This suggests that the notebook holds significant value or importance to Hugo, and the girl understands this and wants to ensure its preservation.

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