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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Matt meet Maria after their experience at the hospital?
(a) The kitchens.
(b) The Lotus Pond.
(c) Her balcony.
(d) His closet.

2. What does Rosa tell Matt not to do as she leads him across the courtyard?
(a) Act stupid.
(b) Limp.
(c) Talk about her.
(d) Misbehave.

3. How does Maria show Matt that she forgives him?
(a) She kisses him.
(b) She holds his hand.
(c) She writes him a note.
(d) She defends him at the funeral.

4. What does Steven say Matt is?
(a) An Eejit.
(b) A clone.
(c) A stow away.
(d) A servant.

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

6. What is an eejit?
(a) A hologram.
(b) A person with a computer chip in their head.
(c) A robot.
(d) A sterilized clone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. What causes Matt to go to the oasis alone?
(a) He is lonely.
(b) He is bored.
(c) He is angry.
(d) He is curious.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is El Patron from?

2. What does Rosa get mad at Matt for?

3. What is Willum's occupation?

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

5. What gave El Patron his desire to survive?

(see the answer keys)

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