The House of the Scorpion Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who killed Furball?
(a) MacGregor.
(b) Felicia.
(c) Tom.
(d) El Patron.

2. What makes Matt feel special after talking about what he saw at the hospital?
(a) He has been spared.
(b) He knows how to win Maria.
(c) He is the only one of his kind.
(d) He is still alive.

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

4. Why does Matt fix what he does to Tom's place card at the birthday party?
(a) He doesn't want Rosa to get in trouble.
(b) Maria gets mad.
(c) El Patron eyes him.
(d) Tam Lin laughs at him.

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

6. Why is Eduardo told not to blunt the intelligence of the specimen?
(a) It is already purchased.
(b) It is a Matteo Alacran.
(c) It is too advanced.
(d) It is part of a test unit.

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

8. Who assures Matt as he enters the old man's room?
(a) Willum.
(b) Emelia.
(c) Celia.
(d) Maria.

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

10. What does Maria say made her forgive Matt?
(a) She talked to Tom.
(b) She read about St. Francis.
(c) She thought back over all the kind things Matt had done.
(d) She had a dream about Matt.

11. Where is Matt operated on?
(a) The servant's quarters.
(b) Celia's house.
(c) The front yard.
(d) The kitchen.

12. What is Eduardo working with at the beginning of the book?
(a) A microscope.
(b) An orthoscope.
(c) A petroscope.
(d) A telescope.

13. How does Matt get out of his house for the first time?
(a) He knocks down the door.
(b) He goes up the chimney.
(c) He shatters a window.
(d) He uses the crawl space.

14. What does Maria do with her gift for Matt?
(a) Gives it to El Patron.
(b) Hides it.
(c) Throws it away.
(d) Puts it in his room.

15. What makes Maria mad when she first sees Matt?
(a) He does not talk.
(b) He is locked up.
(c) He is not handsome.
(d) He is short.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who reports how Matt has been kept?

2. What is an eejit?

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

4. What does Matt force Maria to do at the birthday party?

5. Where does Matt meet Maria after their experience at the hospital?

(see the answer keys)

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