City Of Ember Ch 8-11

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City Of Ember Ch 8-11 - Quiz

10 Questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Lina "winced" as she stubbed her toe on one of the kitchen table's legs. What does "winced" probably mean?

    • A.

      Cut yourself on a small splinter of iron or steel

    • B.

      An involuntary movement in response to pain

    • C.

      To shout in joy

    • D.

      To speak softly

    Correct Answer
    B. An involuntary movement in response to pain
    Explanation
    "Winced" means to make an involuntary movement in response to pain. In this context, Lina's reaction of wincing after stubbing her toe indicates that she experienced pain and reacted to it by involuntarily moving or flinching.

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  • 2. 

    Mrs. Murdo's home was very clean and orderly. Lina now had cooked meals and a nice room, and was tucked in at night. This gave her a feeling of comfort, almost "luxury". What does "luxury" mean in this sentence?

    • A.

      Something important to adults

    • B.

      Not enough

    • C.

      More than you could possibly need

    • D.

      Something cheap and unnecessary

    Correct Answer
    C. More than you could possibly need
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "luxury" means something that goes beyond what is necessary or required. It suggests that Lina's new situation with cooked meals, a nice room, and being tucked in at night is more than what she needs for basic comfort. It implies that she is experiencing a level of abundance or excess that is considered luxurious.

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  • 3. 

    How did Doon feel when his co-workers in the Pipeworks called him "Bug Boy"?

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Joking

    • C.

      Didn't care

    • D.

      Misunderstood

    Correct Answer
    A. Angry
    Explanation
    Doon felt angry when his co-workers in the Pipeworks called him "Bug Boy" because being called that name made him feel disrespected and belittled. He took offense to the nickname, as it implied that he was insignificant or inferior. This made him angry because he wanted to be taken seriously and valued for his abilities and contributions, rather than being mocked or ridiculed.

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  • 4. 

    How did Lina feel about Lizzie having special food from the storerooms?

    • A.

      Lizzie deserved it for working so hard.

    • B.

      Lina felt it was wrong not to share with everyone.

    • C.

      Lina was excited to try a new food.

    • D.

      Lina was angry that Lizzie was getting more than her.

    Correct Answer
    B. Lina felt it was wrong not to share with everyone.
    Explanation
    Lina felt it was wrong not to share with everyone because she believed that everyone should have equal access to the special food from the storerooms.

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  • 5. 

    How did Lina respond to Granny's sickness?

    • A.

      She stayed away so that she wouldn't catch cold.

    • B.

      She stayed home to care for her.

    • C.

      She asked Mrs. Murdo to take care of her.

    • D.

      She helped Poppy feed Granny.

    Correct Answer
    B. She stayed home to care for her.
    Explanation
    Lina responded to Granny's sickness by staying home to care for her. This shows that she is responsible and caring towards her grandmother. By staying home, Lina ensured that Granny received the necessary care and attention during her illness. This demonstrates Lina's dedication and willingness to help her family members in times of need.

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  • 6. 

    Lina describes the lower area of Pipeworks as a "creepy place, a place where it seemed people didn't belong. The black river… it was like something in a bad dream." This evidence from the text supports which of the following claims?

    • A.

      The river was a powerful and uncontrollable part of Ember-- something that people should stay away from.

    • B.

      The river was the life of Ember. Without it, the city would die.

    • C.

      There was a bad person who hid near the river. It made Lina nervous that the person might scare her.

    • D.

      The river was in a dream that Lina had the night before she went down into Pipeworks.

    Correct Answer
    A. The river was a powerful and uncontrollable part of Ember-- something that people should stay away from.
    Explanation
    The evidence from the text, where Lina describes the lower area of Pipeworks as a "creepy place" and compares the black river to something in a bad dream, suggests that the river was a powerful and uncontrollable part of Ember that people should stay away from. This implies that the river poses a threat or danger to people, reinforcing the claim that it is not a place where people belong.

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  • 7. 

    What food items did Lizzie give Lina from the storeroom?

    • A.

      Applesauce and pears

    • B.

      Pineapple and onion soup

    • C.

      Tomatoes and asparagus

    • D.

      Creamed corn and peaches

    Correct Answer
    D. Creamed corn and peaches
    Explanation
    Lizzie gave Lina creamed corn and peaches from the storeroom.

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  • 8. 

    After Doon sees the writing Lina found, Lina is convinced that the writing will show her what?

    • A.

      The truth about Ember's past

    • B.

      Extra food stored in Ember

    • C.

      An answer for Ember's problems

    • D.

      A way out of Ember

    Correct Answer
    D. A way out of Ember
    Explanation
    After Doon sees the writing Lina found, Lina is convinced that the writing will show her a way out of Ember. This suggests that Lina believes the writing contains information or instructions that will lead them to an exit or escape route from the underground city of Ember. Lina's conviction indicates her hope and determination to find a solution to the problems and challenges they face in Ember.

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  • 9. 

    What happened to Lina and Poppy after Granny died?

    • A.

      They stayed in Granny's old house.

    • B.

      The Mayor found them a new place to live.

    • C.

      They went to live with Mrs. Murdo.

    • D.

      They were put into a children's home.

    Correct Answer
    C. They went to live with Mrs. Murdo.
    Explanation
    After Granny died, Lina and Poppy went to live with Mrs. Murdo.

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  • 10. 

    Why was Doon in the library trying to understand fire? What did he need it for?

    • A.

      To light a torch to go near the river

    • B.

      To create a permanent light that never went out

    • C.

      To figure out a way to understand electricity

    • D.

      To explore the Unknown Regions

    Correct Answer
    D. To explore the Unknown Regions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To explore the Unknown Regions." This suggests that Doon was in the library trying to understand fire in order to use it as a tool or resource for exploring unknown territories or regions. By understanding fire, he may have been able to utilize it in his exploration and navigate through the unknown areas more effectively.

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