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

2. What is inside what Tam Lin left at the oasis for Matt?
(a) His story and research.
(b) A place to hide.
(c) Survival instructions.
(d) Supplies.

3. Why does Maria decide to spend the night with Matt?
(a) She doesn't want him to be scared.
(b) She is leaving the next day.
(c) She doesn't have another room.
(d) She doesn't want to be eaten by monsters.

4. What does Eduardo try to use to blunt the intelligence of the specimen at the beginning of the book?
(a) A needle.
(b) A pair of tweezers.
(c) A prong.
(d) A brush.

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

6. Who takes Maria away from the birthday party?
(a) Her grandfather.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Tam Lin.
(d) Her father.

7. What does Matt do to Tom's place card at the birthday party?
(a) Draws a picture on it.
(b) Puts it in his pocket.
(c) Changes the name.
(d) Moves it to the baby table.

8. Why is Matt so upset about what he saw at the hospital?
(a) It made Maria sad.
(b) He has never seen another clone.
(c) He has never seen so much blood.
(d) It conjured up memories of the past.

9. Where is El Patron from?
(a) Brazil.
(b) Florida.
(c) Colombia.
(d) Aztlan.

10. What is Eduardo worried about at the beginning of the book?
(a) A cow.
(b) El Patron.
(c) Cells.
(d) His machine.

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

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

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

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

15. Where does Felicia tell Matt to meet Maria after the party?
(a) The music room.
(b) The fields.
(c) The kitchen.
(d) The hospital.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Maria do with her gift for Matt?

2. What does Matt tell Maria about while he eats his food?

3. What does Matt like to hide behind?

4. Where is Celia from?

5. What is Willum's occupation?

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