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The Limit

Practice questions for The Limit by Kristen Landon.
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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)