City Of Ember Ch 4-7

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City Of Ember Ch 4-7 - Quiz

10 Questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Father doesn't even have a temper. He's as mild as a glass of water." What does this simile mean?

    • A.

      Father has a very easy-going personality.

    • B.

      Father is plain looking and not handsome at all.

    • C.

      Father doesn't get along with anyone.

    • D.

      Father is too worried to be upset about Ember.

    Correct Answer
    A. Father has a very easy-going personality.
    Explanation
    This simile means that Father is very calm and peaceful, just like a glass of water. It suggests that he does not easily get angry or lose his temper, indicating that he has a very easy-going personality.

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  • 2. 

    The head of the storerooms often says that the clerks' writing is "illegible". If the root word "legible" means able to be read. What does illegible mean?

    • A.

      Full of letters and words

    • B.

      Not able to be read

    • C.

      The act of reading

    • D.

      Doesn't read English

    Correct Answer
    B. Not able to be read
    Explanation
    Illegible means not able to be read. This can be inferred from the given information that the head of the storerooms often complains about the clerks' writing being illegible, which implies that their writing cannot be read easily or at all.

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  • 3. 

    How would you describe Sadge Merrall, the man who came back from the Unknown Regions when Lina was visiting Clary?

    • A.

      Thrilled

    • B.

      Frightened

    • C.

      Calm

    • D.

      Angry

    Correct Answer
    B. Frightened
    Explanation
    During Lina's visit to Clary, Sadge Merrall, the man who returned from the Unknown Regions, is described as "frightened." This suggests that he is experiencing fear or apprehension, possibly due to his encounter or experiences in the Unknown Regions. This emotion indicates that something unsettling or disturbing might have occurred during his time there, leading to his frightened state.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Lina feel so strongly about buying the colored pencils?

    • A.

      She needed them for a project.

    • B.

      Her grandmother thought they were the lost item.

    • C.

      Poppy would be so happy if she bought them for her.

    • D.

      She had wanted some for a very long time.

    Correct Answer
    D. She had wanted some for a very long time.
    Explanation
    Lina felt strongly about buying the colored pencils because she had wanted them for a very long time. This suggests that she had a strong desire or need for the colored pencils, possibly for personal use or a specific project. The other options, such as needing them for a project, her grandmother's opinion, or making Poppy happy, do not indicate a long-standing desire or personal attachment to the colored pencils.

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  • 5. 

    What was Lina doing at the greenhouses before Sadge came out of the Unknown Regions?

    • A.

      Delivering a message to Clary

    • B.

      Helping Clary plant the spring potatoes

    • C.

      Looking for Poppy who had disappeared

    • D.

      Asking questions about a way out of Ember

    Correct Answer
    A. Delivering a message to Clary
    Explanation
    Lina was delivering a message to Clary at the greenhouses before Sadge came out of the Unknown Regions.

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  • 6. 

    After Lizzy and Captain Fleery didn't think much about the note Lina found, who did Lina decide to ask about it?

    • A.

      Mrs. Murdo

    • B.

      Arlin in Pipeworks

    • C.

      Doon's father

    • D.

      Doon

    Correct Answer
    D. Doon
    Explanation
    After Lizzy and Captain Fleery didn't think much about the note Lina found, Lina decided to ask Doon about it. This suggests that Doon may have a better understanding or insight into the note, or perhaps Lina trusts Doon's judgment and believes he may have some valuable information or ideas regarding the note's significance.

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  • 7. 

    How did the people respond to the Mayor's speech after the blackout?

    • A.

      They were relieved that the Mayor would solve the problem.

    • B.

      They were happy about the solutions.

    • C.

      They were angry and shouting.

    • D.

      They understood how difficult the situation was.

    Correct Answer
    C. They were angry and shouting.
    Explanation
    The people's response to the Mayor's speech after the blackout was anger and shouting. This suggests that they were not satisfied with the solutions presented or the way the Mayor handled the situation. Their reaction indicates a level of frustration and dissatisfaction, possibly due to the lack of progress in resolving the issue or a perceived lack of empathy from the Mayor.

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  • 8. 

    What did Lina do to solve the problem about the bits of paper that Poppy had chewed up?

    • A.

      She taped them to a window.

    • B.

      She rewrote them onto a chalkboard.

    • C.

      She sorted them by size and stored them in the box.

    • D.

      She glued them to a larger paper.

    Correct Answer
    D. She glued them to a larger paper.
    Explanation
    Lina solved the problem about the chewed up bits of paper by gluing them to a larger paper. This suggests that she found a way to salvage the damaged pieces by attaching them to a bigger surface, possibly to make them usable again or to create a new piece of artwork.

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  • 9. 

    "Ember's colors were all so much the same- gray buildings, gray streets, black sky" Which detail supports this text evidence?

    • A.

      The sky was lit by floodlights for 16 hours every day.

    • B.

      The people's clothes were faded to rust red, mud green, and gray blue.

    • C.

      Ember was running out of supplies.

    • D.

      The river ran swiftly, swirling under the city.

    Correct Answer
    B. The people's clothes were faded to rust red, mud green, and gray blue.
    Explanation
    The detail that supports the text evidence is "The people's clothes were faded to rust red, mud green, and gray blue." This detail suggests that the colors in Ember are dull and muted, reinforcing the idea that everything in the city is gray and lacking vibrancy.

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  • 10. 

    What was different about the blackout that happened when Lina was buying colored pencils?

    • A.

      It happened during the day.

    • B.

      Even the river stopped running.

    • C.

      It was twice as long.

    • D.

      People had never seen a blackout before.

    Correct Answer
    C. It was twice as long.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It was twice as long." This means that the blackout that occurred when Lina was buying colored pencils lasted for a longer duration compared to previous blackouts.

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