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. What is written at the entrance of the dark tunnel Doon discovers that ends in a locked door?

2. What does Doon give Lina to wear when they go into the Pipeworks?

3. Who does the chief builder say will keep the instructions for leaving the city?

4. What does Dr. Tower have in her hands when she tells Lina that her mother died?

5. What does Doon's father say a person gets when he doesn't control his anger?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the message from the notice on the wall at the beginning of the path?

2. How do Doon and Lina get the boat into the water and what happens as they are performing this task?

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

4. What is Dr. Tower's first reaction when Lina says her Granny is sick and what does she instruct Lina to do once she's seen Granny?

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

6. How do Doon and Lina get word to the people of Ember how to leave the city?

7. How do Doon and Lina learn the guards are planning to arrest them for spreading vicious rumors?

8. Why does Lina want to be a messenger and why does Doon want to work in the Pipeworks?

9. How does Lina get away from the mayor and the guards once she's in the mayor's office?

10. Describe what and who Doon finds when he opens the door in the tunnel.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe at least five inhabitants of Ember. How are each important to the city? How are each important to other inhabitants?

Essay Topic 2

What are the main sources of food for the people of Ember? How has that changed over the years? Why has it changed?

Essay Topic 3

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

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