The City of Ember Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jeanne DuPrau
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Clary say the guards grab Sadge?

2. What does Mayor Cole hold in his hand when he arrives in the classroom for Assignment Day?

3. Who does Captain Fleery believe will show the people of Ember "the way"?

4. What job does Doon say he desperately wanted?

5. What is the message Lina delivers to Mayor Cole from Looper?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Assignment Day and how are assignments given?

2. What is Lina's Granny's job and what is she doing on the day Lina comes home from work in Chapter 4?

3. What happens when Granny wakes Lina in the middle of the night and what does Lina discover when she wakes the following morning?

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

5. What happens when Lina and Doon are trying to figure out a way into the strange door Doon finds in the Pipeworks?

6. What are Granny and Poppy doing when Lina gets home from the town meeting?

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

8. What does Granny say she saw on her tour of the storerooms as a child and why do children Lina's age not get the opportunity to tour the storerooms?

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

10. 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.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare Lina and Doon. How are they similar? How are they different? How does each impact the other?

Essay Topic 2

What happens each time the lights go off in the city of Ember? What happens when the lights go off on the day Lina is buying the pencils? What does Lina fear will someday happen when the lights go off? Why do the lights go off?

Essay Topic 3

Describe how the first people inhabit Ember. How do Doon and Lina learn the details of this?

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