Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The City of Ember Discussion Questions
After reading The City of Ember, answer the following questions:
1. Children choose their careers at the age of 12. Lina is excited to be a messenger and Doon is excited to go down in the Pipeworks. What type of career in Ember would you like to have? Why?
2. Lina discovers her friend Lizzie is accepting food from Looper who has stolen it from the storerooms. Why does Lina turn down the gifts that Lizzie offers? What food would you miss the most if you lived in Ember?
3. The mayor of Ember seems to be very corrupt. He limits the freedom of the townspeople, yet the townspeople accept his behavior. Why do they act this way? What would you do in their situation?
4. The power outages in Ember keep occurring and are getting longer. How would you prepare for not having light? What would you do during the power outages?
5. The City of Ember is the first book in a four-book series. The second book is called The People of Sparks. Do you think that you will read it? Why or why not?