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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret


by Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: Quiz 2: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz Quiz

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Q. When does Hugo feel comfortable enough to tell Isabelle about his past?

After they’ve declared their love to each other
When Isabelle hands over that key
When they’re running the toy booth together
When they’ve run into the Station Inspector and his band of pirates
Q. What event makes Georges Méliès so sad that he shuts down his business and turns away from his past?

The death of Isabelle’s parents
The terrible train crash of 1895
Q. When we see Hugo at the end of the book after he’s moved in with the Méliès family, some time has passed. Exactly how much time has gone by?

A year
There is no such thing as time, only existence
Six months
Three leap years and a half
Q. What magical art form brings Rene Tabard and Etienne to seek out Georges Méliès?

The magic of cinema and film, of course!
The magic of building automatons and teaching them to write
Finger painting with food
Q. Where is Hugo confined to physically during the course of the book?

The Station Inspector’s lair
The train station
The toy booth
A straightjacket