City Of Ember Ch. 16-20

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City Of Ember Ch. 16-20 - Quiz

10 Questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "He [the guard] gripped her other arm with fingers that felt like iron." What does this simile mean?

    • A.

      He held on very tightly.

    • B.

      His fingers didn't hold on very tightly.

    • C.

      He was wearing an iron glove.

    • D.

      She was in handcuffs.

    Correct Answer
    A. He held on very tightly.
    Explanation
    The simile "fingers that felt like iron" suggests that the guard's grip on her arm was extremely strong and firm, emphasizing the tightness of his hold.

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  • 2. 

    "A glorious racket came from the branches--tweedling notes, peeps, burbles, high sharp calls." What type of figurative language is this and what type of animal did Lina and Doon see?

    • A.

      A fly

    • B.

      The moon

    • C.

      A deer

    • D.

      A bird

    Correct Answer
    D. A bird
    Explanation
    The given passage describes a "glorious racket" coming from the branches, which suggests a loud and joyful sound. The use of "tweedling notes, peeps, burbles, high sharp calls" further emphasizes the variety and musical quality of the sound. This description is an example of onomatopoeia, a type of figurative language where words imitate the sound they represent. Additionally, the passage mentions that Lina and Doon saw the animal in the branches, indicating that the animal in question is a bird.

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  • 3. 

    What does Lina and Doon's escape through the river tell you about their characters?

    • A.

      They were very brave.

    • B.

      They believed in their friendship.

    • C.

      They knew they deserved to escape.

    • D.

      They were silly for thinking the Instructions could help them.

    Correct Answer
    A. They were very brave.
    Explanation
    The fact that Lina and Doon chose to escape through the river suggests that they were very brave. The river could have been dangerous and unpredictable, but they were willing to take the risk in order to escape. This decision shows their courage and determination to find a better life outside of their oppressive society.

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  • 4. 

    Lina couldn't leave Poppy behind because she knew there was no safety in Ember. Which word or phrase best describes this part of her character?

    • A.

      Worried

    • B.

      Protective

    • C.

      Over-excited

    • D.

      Unemotional

    Correct Answer
    B. Protective
    Explanation
    The word "protective" best describes this part of Lina's character because she couldn't leave Poppy behind as she knew there was no safety in Ember. This shows that Lina is concerned about Poppy's well-being and wants to keep her safe.

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  • 5. 

    Where did Lina go and what did she do after she escaped from the Mayor and his guards?

    • A.

      She went straight to Doon.

    • B.

      She explained to Clary how to get out.

    • C.

      She went home to get Poppy.

    • D.

      She left Doon and escaped Ember on her own.

    Correct Answer
    C. She went home to get Poppy.
    Explanation
    After escaping from the Mayor and his guards, Lina chose to go home to get Poppy. This suggests that Poppy holds great importance to Lina, possibly being a family member or a close friend. Lina's decision to prioritize Poppy's safety indicates her deep care and concern for her loved ones.

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  • 6. 

    What did Lina and Doon discover at the end of the upward, zig zag path from the river?

    • A.

      A dark world with no life

    • B.

      A bright but lifeless world

    • C.

      A dark world with a silver light in the sky

    • D.

      A group of people waiting to welcome them.

    Correct Answer
    C. A dark world with a silver light in the sky
    Explanation
    Lina and Doon discovered a dark world with a silver light in the sky at the end of the upward, zig zag path from the river.

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  • 7. 

    What event caused Lina's opportunity to escape from the Mayor's office?

    • A.

      The Mayor fell.

    • B.

      A blackout

    • C.

      Doon burst in.

    • D.

      An earthquake.

    Correct Answer
    B. A blackout
    Explanation
    During a blackout, the power goes out, causing a sudden loss of light and electricity. This event would create chaos and confusion, providing Lina with the perfect opportunity to escape from the Mayor's office unnoticed. The darkness and disorientation would make it easier for her to slip away without being detected, taking advantage of the situation to make her escape.

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  • 8. 

    Why was the City of Ember plan created?

    • A.

      There were too many people on the earth.

    • B.

      Many people though Ember citizens would be happier underground.

    • C.

      There was not enough room on the earth.

    • D.

      To make sure the human race survived.

    Correct Answer
    D. To make sure the human race survived.
    Explanation
    The City of Ember plan was created to ensure the survival of the human race. This suggests that there was a concern about the future of humanity and the need for a secure and sustainable environment. The plan aimed to provide a safe underground city where people could live and thrive, away from the challenges and uncertainties of the surface world. By creating this self-contained city, the hope was to preserve the human race and its knowledge for future generations.

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  • 9. 

    This evidence from the book supports which of the following claims? "They clenched their teeth and squeezed their eyes shut and soon there was nothing in their minds but the roll and plunge of the boat and nothing in their bodies but the effort not to be thrown out."

    • A.

      The ride down the river was difficult and terrifying.

    • B.

      The river was smooth and gentle.

    • C.

      The river rushed over a waterfall at the end of the trip.

    • D.

      The boats were not good enough to make the trip down the river.

    Correct Answer
    A. The ride down the river was difficult and terrifying.
    Explanation
    The evidence from the book describes how the characters clenched their teeth, squeezed their eyes shut, and focused solely on the boat's movements and their own efforts to not be thrown out. This suggests that the ride down the river was challenging and frightening, supporting the claim that the ride was difficult and terrifying.

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  • 10. 

    What tool helped Doon and Lina get the boat into the water?

    • A.

      Lever

    • B.

      A boat ramp

    • C.

      Electric pulley

    • D.

      Ropes

    Correct Answer
    D. Ropes
    Explanation
    Ropes were the tool that helped Doon and Lina get the boat into the water. Ropes can be used to create a pulley system or to tie the boat to a ramp or dock, allowing it to be safely lowered into the water. They provide a means of control and stability during the process.

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