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Practice questions for The Limit by Kristen Landon.

In the story, The Limit, Matt hears about a girl being taken from Lakeview Middle School. Why is he surprised

She is in the eighth grade. or Only high school students had been taken. (p.1)

In the story, The Limit, who are Matt's friends before he is taken

Lester and Brennan (p.2)

In the story, The Limit, what is Matt's GPA

3.997 (p.2)

In the story, The Limit, which teacher gave Matt an A-

Ms. Tullidge (p.2)

In the story, The Limit, what kind of shoes does Matt think will make Lester a better basketball player

Keetos (p.3)

In the story, The Limit, what is special about JockAirs

Players score every time.(p.3)

In the story, The Limit, why doesn't Lester want a new pair of expensive shoes

He is worried about the limit. (p. 3)

In the story, The Limit, how does Lester figure out his basketball score

He is multiplying by 5. (p. 5)

In the story, The Limit, what number is Matt multiplying by during the basketball game

8 (p. 5)

In the story, The Limit, who cheated Matt's dad out of money during a game of golf

Miller (p.6)

In the story, The Limit, why did Matt stop doing Mr. Lochee's assignments

He has a 168 average or enough points to have an A+ without doing any work. (p.8)

In the story, The Limit, who are Matt's sisters

Abbie and Lauren (p.9)

In the story, The Limit, what appliance does Matt's mom want to buy

a new oven (p. 10)

In the story, The Limit, what does Abbie want Dad to buy her

a pony (p.11)

In the story, The Limit, what present will Matt be getting from his dad

A new bike (p.10)

In the story, The Limit, what will Dad buy himself

A country club membership and golf clubs (p.11)

In the story, The Limit, in what grade is Matt

8th (p.11)

In the story, The Limit, why does Matt's dad get upset during dinner

Lauren is talking about the middle school girl who was taken. (p.12)

In the story, The Limit, what is the limit

an amount of debt people are not allowed to go over/ When families go over, their children are taken away. (p.12)

In the story, The Limit, how long has the work program been going on

a year and a half

In the story, The Limit, what happened to Nana

she injured her ankle (p.15)

In the story, The Limit, how did Nana get hurt

she tripped over Buffy, the dog

In the story, The Limit, why won't Nana go to the hospital

she's afraid of losing her things and being sent to the home for the dead and dying (p.17)

In the story, The Limit, what happens to elderly people's homes

the government takes them (p.19)

In the story, The Limit, why can't Nana stay with Matt

Dad's allergic to the dog (p.19)

In the story, The Limit, what happened at the megastore to Matt's family

they went over the limit (p. 23)

In the story, The Limit, who picks up Matt when he arrives home

Honey Lady (or Sharlene Smoot) (p. 36)

In the story, The Limit, what kind of car takes Matt away

a limousine (p.36)

In the story, The Limit, what's the name of the law that takes children from their parents

FDO-169 (p.45)

In the story, The Limit, what happens to the children who are taken

they work to help their parents pay down their debt (p.45)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt call the woman who guards the door

Crab Woman

In the story, The Limit, what symptoms are the kids in the workhouse getting

headaches and seizure (p.59)

In the story, The Limit, how does Honey Lady react when Matt finishes his test

she hugs him (p.65)

In the story, The Limit, on what floor will Matt live in the workhouse

the top floor (p.65)

In the story, The Limit, what does Neela look like

an Indian princess (p. 71)

In the story, The Limit, who are the girls in the top floor

Paige, Neela, and Madeline (p.70) Kia (p.82)

In the story, The Limit, how is the top floor different from the other floors

It has a pool, a gym, a dance studio, and only the smartest kids can live there.

In the story, The Limit, whom is everyone supposed to leave alone

Reginald

In the story, The Limit, who are the boys on the top floor

Jeffery, Henry, Isaac (p.83)

In the story, The Limit, what game do Matt and Henry play

paddle-wall ball (p.75)

In the story, The Limit, why does Coop call the people who run the workhouse Big Brother

The adults watch the children on cameras all of the time. (p. 81)

In the story, The Limit, where are there no cameras

In the bathroom and closets. (p. 81).

In the story, The Limit, how are the closets and bathrooms monitored

By audio recorders (p. 82)

In the story, The Limit, what kind of work is Matt doing

He helps companies with mathematical models or by optimizing manufacturing (p. 99)

In the story, The Limit, why can't the children work past five

It breaks federal codes and laws. (p. 100)

In the story, The Limit, what is Paige's job

She's a programmer. (p. 101)

In the story, The Limit, what is Coop's job

He designs databases. (p. 102)

In the story, The Limit, what are Kia's and Isaac's jobs

They are animators. (p.103)

In the story, The Limit, what room does Coop warn Matt away from

The dance studio (p.84)

In the story, The Limit, what is so scary about a dance studio

The girls try to get the boys to dance with them and record it on video. (p. 84)

In the story, The Limit, why do Kia and Isaac want to reserve the gym

To make a science fiction movie (p. 104)

In the story, The Limit, which Top Floor students develops headaches

Neela (p. 106)

In the story, The Limit, what advice does Matt give Neela about how to solve her deadline problem

She should go to sleep thinking about the problem with a flashlight, pen, and paper beside her bed. (p. 107)

In the story, The Limit, how does Ms. Smoot know when the students are ill

The cameras in the room show the monitors that a student is sick. (p. 107)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt think Jeffrey's flotation device looks like

An island (p. 108)

In the story, The Limit, what game do Matt, Coop, and Jeffrey play in the pool

They knock each other off flotation devices with paddles. (p. 111)

In the story, The Limit, which character is isolated from the others

Reginald (p. 115)

In the story, The Limit, what does Ms. Smoot tell Madeline and Paige about Neela's disappearance

Her family was back under the limit, and she was sent home. (p. 119)

In the story, The Limit, how did Neela's family lose millions of dollars

They were real estate developers and sank millions in a project that went under. (p. 120)

In the story, The Limit, what is Reginald's first name

Brock (p.126)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt discover when he hacks the computer the first time looking for information about headaches

His sister, Lauren is there too. (p.127)

In the story, The Limit, on what floor is Lauren living

The third floor (p.128)

In the story, The Limit, how does Matt get the emergency doors to open

He sets off the smoke detectors. (p. 132)

In the story, The Limit, why does Lauren think Matt's being rude to their parents

He isn't answering their emails. (p.136)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt learn about Lauren's health during their visit

She's having headaches too. (p. 136)

In the story, The Limit, whom does Matt see on the fourth floor when he escapes to see Lauren

Neela (p. 139)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt learn about the kids' health on the other floors

They take medication for headaches regularly. (p. 139)

In the story, The Limit, what does Lauren say her job is

She stares at a computer screen for four hours everyday. (p. 148)

In the story, The Limit, what happened to Lauren's friend, Taylor

She was assigned to a labor workhouse. (p. 150)

In the story, The Limit, what happens in the workhouse, according to Ms. Smoot

Children get an apprenticeship in a career that can transfer into the adult world.

In the story, The Limit, how did Matt's family go over the limit the second time

Matt's dad had to have a new car.

In the story, The Limit, what happened to Lauren in the elevator

She had a seizure. (p. 156)

In the story, The Limit, how does Ms. Smoot explain Lauren's seizure to Matt

She says it was brought on by stress. (p. 157)

In the story, The Limit, how does Matt get away from the workhouse

Coop and Jeffrey cause a distraction and he is able to break out. (p. 165)

In the story, The Limit, why does Matt feel like he has to get out

He needs to tell his parents about Lauren's seizure. (p.159)

In the story, The Limit, how does Matt pay for his corndog

With an eye scan. (p. 168)

In the story, The Limit, why did the government raise Matt's family's limit

Because they took Matt to the workhouse. (p.174)

In the story, The Limit, what is Matt's mom selling

Health supplements that are placed under the skin and give the body what it needs. (p. 179)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt tell his mom about her new healthy supplements business

It's a scam. (p. 179)

In the story, The Limit, why does Jeffrey order so much stuff

He doesn't want to leave. (p. 188)

In the story, The Limit, what is a PMC

Personal Mini Copter (p. 188)

In the story, The Limit, why can't Jeffrey fly his PMC

He has to be 16 to fly it. (p. 188)

In the story, The Limit, who has the keys to the PMC

Ms. Smoot (p. 188)

In the story, The Limit, how does Jeffrey's mom plan to make money

Online slot machines (p. 190)

In the story, The Limit, where are Jeffrey's brothers

In jail (p. 189)

In the story, The Limit, what does Jeffrey's dad do all day

He watches TV (p. 189)

In the story, The Limit, what is Matt's punishment for running off

He has to wear a metal band around his ankle. (p. 195)

In the story, The Limit, what mistake does Matt make when he blows up the "island" in his room

It's too big to fit through the door. (p. 198)

In the story, The Limit, what happened to Reginald's cubicle the night Matt and Coop blew up the island

Coop fell into the glass and shattered the cubicle. (p. 199)

In the story, The Limit, how does Reginald react when he sees Matt and Coop

he tries to choke Matt (p. 202)

In the story, The Limit, how does the guard settle Reginald down

He sits him back in front of his computer

In the story, The Limit, what are the metallic sounds that Matt hears from Reginald's room

Reginald is lifting weights. (p.206)

In the story, The Limit, what is unusual about Reginald's age

He's much older than the other Top Floors, maybe 16 or 17. (p.200)

In the story, The Limit, what caused Coop's injury in the pool

He hit his head on the diving board. (p. 207)

In the story, The Limit, why does Paige think Madeline is irresponsible

She is wasting money on a spa day, complete with a masseuse, a hair stylist, new furniture and lighting. (p.212)

In the story, The Limit, why is Paige's family over the limit

Hospital bills for her little brother (p. 214)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt realize is causing the headaches

He thinks the workhouse people reprogramming kids' brains cause the headaches. (p. 215)

In the story, The Limit, what restaurant did Ms. Smoot block from deliveries

The Lily Gardens Chinese Restaurant

In the story, The Limit, who kept ordering food from the Lily Gardens Chinese Restaurant after it was blocked

Jeffrey

In the story, The Limit, how will Matt and Paige distract the guards when they break out

They go to the fourth floor and kiss.

In the story, The Limit, what room does Paige say is a more natural place for a kiss

The rec room (p. 224)

In the story, The Limit, who discovers Paige and Matt kissing first

Coop (p. 227)

In the story, The Limit, what nickname does Matt give to the guard who catches him the night he and Paige kiss

Goatee Gorilla (p. 228)

In the story, The Limit, where does Matt get a computer to look at the information about the brainwashing program

Jeffrey has several blank ones in his room. (p. 229)

In the story, The Limit, what does Jeffrey put the hacked information on so that it can be smuggled out

A flash drive (p.230)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt and his friends discover about their emails

They have been altered. (p. 231)

In the story, The Limit, the hacked information shows a contact from a private business allowing them to do what with the children

Modify their behavior and implant knowledge. (p. 233)

In the story, The Limit, what side effects does the experiment cause

Headaches and seizures (p. 233)

In the story, The Limit, what is special about Reginald's brain

He can absorb lots of information.

In the story, The Limit, what caused Neela's headaches

She was having trouble completing her work, so the company decided to experiment on her too.

In the story, The Limit, why don't the Top Floors usually get headaches

They are able to the do high-level work without modifications. (p. 235)

In the story, The Limit, what happens to most of the money the Top Floors receive

It is used to pay for their extravagant lifestyle. (p. 236)

In the story, The Limit, why don't the lower floors have to pay such extravagant fees

The company wants them to rotate out quickly so they have more test subjects. (p. 240)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt do to the pinball machine

He smashes it with a chair. (p. 242)

In the story, The Limit, why do the guards give Matt a shot

To knock him out. (p. 242)

In the story, The Limit, after Matt is given a shot and knocked out, where is he taken

To the first floor (p. 244)

In the story, The Limit, what happened to the files on the laptop

Ms. Smoot erased them. (p. 247)

In the story, The Limit, why isn't Ms. Smoot worried about Matt's plan to expose the facility for brainwashing children

She thinks she erased all of the evidence. (p. 249)

In the story, The Limit, where does Matt find a duplicate copy of the hacked information

On the flash drive. (p. 249)

In the story, The Limit, who does Matt give the flash drive to

Jessica (p. 253)

In the story, The Limit, why does Matt give the flash drive to Jessica

She's about to leave the facility. (p. 254)

In the story, The Limit, on the day the SWAT team shows up, who pulls a gun on Matt and his friends

Crab Woman (p. 260)

In the story, The Limit, where does the Crab Woman take Matt and his friends

To the basement (p. 260)

In the story, The Limit, whom did Jessica give the flash drive to

A sales representative

In the story, The Limit, how old is Jessica

She's 12.

In the story, The Limit, what did Ms. Smoot tell the investigators when they showed up to talk with the children in the facility

The flash drive contains lies constructed by very intelligent children. (p. 265)

In the story, The Limit, what will Crab Woman and Honey Lady do to Matt and his friends after the investigators leave

Turn them into zombies by making them stare at the computer screens (p. 268)

In the story, The Limit, how does Crab Woman stay awake

A caffeine inhaler. (p. 271)

In the story, The Limit, how does Paige distract Crab Woman

She pretends she needs to go to the bathroom. (p.271)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt tie Crab Woman up with

An extension cord (p. 273)

In the story, The Limit, how does Paige get the code to the keypad

She memorized it when Crab Woman put it in. (p.274)

In the story, The Limit, besides the code, what else does Matt's team need to get out of the basement

Crab Woman's eye for a retinal scan

In the story, The Limit, how does Paige get the Crab Woman's eye for the retinal scan

She pries her eye lids open.

In the story, The Limit, how does Ms. Smoot plan to get away from the workhouse

She will use the PMC (helicopter) (p. 278)

In the story, The Limit, how does Matt keep Ms. Smoot from taking off in the helicopter

He throws basketballs at her. (p.280)

In the story, The Limit, which Top Floor gets to leave

Paige (p. 284)

In the story, The Limit, what does Paige tell Matt before she leaves

She liked the kiss. (p. 284)

In the story, The Limit, who takes over Crab Woman's job

Mrs. Marcus (p. 285)

In the story, The Limit, what does Mrs. Marcus give away to the children

Gum (p. 285)

In the story, The Limit, what does Mrs. Marcus challenge Matt to do

Play her in a game of HORSE. (p. 285)

In the story, The Limit, what new job does Reginald get

He becomes a security guard. (p. 285)

In the story, The Limit, what floor does Reginald live on at the end of the story

Fourth floor

In the story, The Limit, what is Gorilla Man's real name

Gillia (p. 286)

In the story, The Limit, how does Matt plan on working off his massive debts

He lives on the second floor and makes a Top Floor salary. (p. 288)

In the story, The Limit, why does Nana move in with Matt's parents

To save money

In the story, The Limit, where is Nana sleeping

In Matt's room (p. 290)

In the story, The Limit, what bothers Matt's dad about Nana staying

He is allergic to her dog. (p. 290)

In the story, The Limit, what does Matt want to do after leaving the workhouse

Go to college, travel, eat dinner with his family, and staying debt-free (p. 291)

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