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 the food most people in Ember eat almost every day?

2. Where does Lina say the "door" mentioned in the instructions must lead?

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

4. What job does Doon say he desperately wanted?

5. What is Lina's first step toward trying to solve the mystery of the note?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Briefly describe the room Lina shares with Poppy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

What do people believe exists outside the lights of Ember? How do people go about trying to explore that region? What are the results?

Essay Topic 3

What is Mayor Cole's reaction when Doon voices his belief that the city is in real trouble? Describe Mayor Cole's speech later in the main square. Is Mayor Cole genuinely doing his best for the city? Are Mayor Cole's actions honorable? Why or why not?

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