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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret


by Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: Quiz 3: Symbols Quiz Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Invention of Hugo Cabret? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What kind of device do Hugo’s father, Hugo, and Uncle Claude work on?

Lawn mowers
Train engines
Q. What object in the book represents both Hugo’s past and Méliès's past?

The automaton
A film projector
Isabelle’s hair
Rubber-soled shoes
Q. What do you see sticking out of the face of the man on the moon in Méliès’ movie?

An American flag
A pair of sunglasses
A rocket ship
Q. What exciting, adventurous and romantic city is this whole caper set in?

New York, New York
San Francisco
Q. What images float around in Hugo’s mind following that episode during which Papa Georges finds them with all the drawings in the bedroom?

Big, scary Yetis
Clocks, faces and hands
Extraterrestrial beings
A train smashing into the station