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. Where does Sadge work?

2. What is Doon looking for in the "F" section of the library?

3. What does the mayor do to try to make his words heard by the crowd gathered for the meeting?

4. What did the seventh mayor die of?

5. How many people had traveled into the Unknown Regions, never to return?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the message the mayor gives during the town hall meeting in chapter six and what it the reaction of the people to his message?

2. Briefly describe the room Lina shares with Poppy.

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 is Assignment Day and how are assignments given?

5. Describe what lies beyond the light from Ember and what people know about that area.

6. Who does Lina show the instructions to first and what is that person's reaction?

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

9. Where does Doon go to learn about fire and what are some of the things Doon learns about fire?

10. What does Doon believe he's going to be able to do once he's working in the Pipeworks and why does he believe this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how Lina comes to have the instructions for leaving Ember. How does she finally figure out what the instructions mean? How might the lives of the people of Ember have been different if the mayors had completed their duties with regard to handing down the box?

Essay Topic 2

What is the most important theme of the book? Why do you consider this theme important? Give at least two examples of the theme.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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