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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who reports how Matt has been kept?
(a) Willum.
(b) Celia.
(c) Rosa.
(d) Maria.

4. Why can't Matt go away to school?
(a) No school will accept a clone.
(b) He has been too sick.
(c) El Patron wants Matt kept a secret.
(d) The schools are all filled.

5. Who objects to Matt being at El Viejo's funeral?
(a) Felicia.
(b) Tam Lin.
(c) The priest.
(d) Maria.

6. Why is a real teacher not hired for Matt?
(a) No one will teach a clone.
(b) He has been too sick.
(c) Outsiders are not allowed at the ranch.
(d) El Patron wants Matt kept a secret.

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

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

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

10. Who gives a birthday gift to Matt?
(a) Tam Lin.
(b) Rosa.
(c) Mr. MacGregor.
(d) Celia.

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

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

13. What does Tam Lin leave at the oasis for Matt?
(a) A book.
(b) A large box.
(c) A machine.
(d) A time capsule.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Matt when he meets Tam Lin?

2. Who does Matt talk to about what he saw at the hospital?

3. Who takes Maria away from the birthday party?

4. What does the doctor say Matt suffers from when Matt is with the old man?

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

(see the answer keys)

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