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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Doon's father say a person gets when he doesn't control his anger?
(a) A spanking.
(b) Put in jail.
(c) Angrier.
(d) Unintended consequences.

2. How many numbered instructions are there on the note?
(a) Nine.
(b) Three.
(c) Seven.
(d) Four.

3. What is the message Lina carries repeatedly the day after the blackout?
(a) That no one is to blame for the blackouts.
(b) That the blackout lasted seven minutes.
(c) That everyone believes the mayor should be fired.
(d) That someone should find a way out of Ember.

4. What does Granny say she dreamed about?
(a) A blue sky.
(b) Pineapple.
(c) A baby.
(d) Heaven.

5. What does Doon say he usually dreams about?
(a) Insects.
(b) A way out of Ember.
(c) The river.
(d) Locks and clocks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT something the people of Ember begin throwing at the mayor?

2. What is on Lina's wall?

3. What is the first job assigned to a member of Lina and Doon's class?

4. Based on her experience in Ember, what is the color Lina believes the sky to be?

5. What does Captain Fleery believe the note might be?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Doon's father's job and how does his job impact Doon's apartment?

2. What are the clues that the paper from the fancy box was written by the Builders?

3. List at least three of the jobs that are included in the list of jobs given out to Lina, Doon, and their classmates. Briefly described those jobs.

4. What interests Doon so much that he has a book about it, what is the book called, and how does he study this subject?

5. What is Mrs. Murdo like and what does Lina like about having her around?

6. What does Nammy Proggs say to Lina after Lina finds Poppy at Doon's father's store?

7. What happens as Lina is looking for Poppy outside Looper's store and what is the decision Lina struggles with during those few minutes?

8. What are some of the old words and phrases Doon finds in a book in the library and what does the book say they mean?

9. Describe the pencils Looper has for sale and Lina's reaction to them.

10. Why does Lina decide she can't ask the mayor to come to her house to see the instructions?

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