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 makes Matt talk again?
(a) Tam Lin.
(b) The doctor.
(c) The teacher.
(d) Tom.

2. Who demands that Matt be at El Viejo's funeral?
(a) Celia.
(b) El Patron.
(c) Tom.
(d) Felicia.

3. 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 has been spared.
(d) He knows how to win Maria.

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

5. Why do children discover Matt?
(a) He left the house.
(b) They hear him crying.
(c) They follow his footsteps.
(d) Some rumors were told.

6. Who does Steven say made Matt different from others of his kind?
(a) El Patron.
(b) Celia.
(c) Tim Pan.
(d) Eduardo.

7. How does El Patron rate how much people love him?
(a) By the way they look at him.
(b) By their obedience.
(c) By the size of their gifts.
(d) By how much time they spend with him.

8. What does Matt tell Maria about while he eats his food?
(a) Celia's kindness.
(b) The pain in his foot.
(c) How his life as a clone is.
(d) The chupacabres.

9. What is Tam Lin's job?
(a) Butler.
(b) Doctor.
(c) Body guard.
(d) Cook.

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

11. What is Maria's gift to Matt?
(a) Taffy.
(b) A poem.
(c) Books.
(d) Nuts.

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

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

14. Why does Celia tell Matt about her past?
(a) She needs Matt to understand.
(b) She thinks he will get in less trouble.
(c) She plans to ask Matt for help.
(d) She wants to talk about it.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Matt force his way out of his house for the first time?

2. Why does Maria decide to spend the night with Matt?

3. What did St. Francis take to church one day?

4. What makes Maria mad when she first sees Matt?

5. Who is forbidden from seeing Matt while he is operated on?

(see the answer keys)

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