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Nancy Farmer
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is forbidden from seeing Matt while he is operated on?
(a) El Patron.
(b) Rosa.
(c) Celia.
(d) Maria.

2. Where did Celia learn to cook?
(a) An orphanage.
(b) Cooking school.
(c) A hospital.
(d) A factory.

3. Where is Celia's new apartment?
(a) In the fields.
(b) Near the city.
(c) At the big house.
(d) In the school.

4. Who gets mad at Maria for sleeping with Matt?
(a) Her mother.
(b) The doctor.
(c) Rosa.
(d) Her father.

5. What does Matt force Maria to do at the birthday party?
(a) Sit by him.
(b) Hug him.
(c) Kiss him.
(d) Give him a gift.

6. What does Rosa threaten to do to Matt as she leads him across the courtyard?
(a) Sell him.
(b) Kill him.
(c) Beat him.
(d) Starve him.

7. What does Maria say happens when El Patron owns something?
(a) He never lets it go.
(b) He coddles it.
(c) He makes it dependant on him.
(d) He makes it hate him.

8. How long has Matt been kept like a wild animal?
(a) 5 months.
(b) 6 years.
(c) 4 months.
(d) 6 months.

9. Why does Tam Lin say he left Matt something at the oasis?
(a) It is his habit to be prepared.
(b) El Patron is unpredicatble.
(c) He never knows when he will have to get away.
(d) They can run away together when he gets back.

10. What does Matt learn from?
(a) All of these.
(b) Books.
(c) The TV.
(d) Magazines.

11. What injury does Matt sustain when he gets out of his house for the first time?
(a) Bruised knees.
(b) Sprained ankle.
(c) Cut feet.
(d) Dislocated shoulder.

12. Why does someone object to Matt being at El Viejo's funeral?
(a) He will cause a scene.
(b) He caused the death.
(c) He is an animal.
(d) He is dirty.

13. How old is Matt when he meets Tam Lin?
(a) 6.
(b) 7.
(c) 8.
(d) 9.

14. What does Matt like to hide behind?
(a) Potted plants.
(b) Couches.
(c) Air ducts.
(d) Curtains.

15. Who lives with Matt at the beginning of the book?
(a) Anya.
(b) Maria.
(c) Celia.
(d) Josie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Celia from?

2. What is Maria's gift to Matt?

3. How does Maria show Matt that she forgives him?

4. Who objects to Matt being at El Viejo's funeral?

5. What does Matt do to Tom's place card at the birthday party?

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