The House of the Scorpion Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 6: Chapters 13 and 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the oasis?
(a) In the desert.
(b) At the outpost.
(c) In the fields.
(d) Near the border.

2. How many siblings did El Patron have?
(a) 7.
(b) 5.
(c) 3.
(d) 9.

3. Who does Matt hope will rescue him while he is out on the lawn?
(a) Emelia.
(b) Celia.
(c) El Patron.
(d) Maria.

4. What gave El Patron his desire to survive?
(a) Working in a hospital.
(b) Watching his siblings die.
(c) Going to church.
(d) Reading mythology.

5. What is Matt accused of when he meets with Maria after their experience at the hospital?
(a) Fighting with Tom.
(b) Manipulating Maria.
(c) Stealing Maria's books.
(d) Killing Maria's cat.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Eduardo try to use to blunt the intelligence of the specimen at the beginning of the book?

2. Why does Steven say Matt is different from others of his kind?

3. What does Rosa threaten to do to Matt as she leads him across the courtyard?

4. What does Steven say Matt is?

5. What does Maria say happens when El Patron owns something?

(see the answer key)

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