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

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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 Rosa's position?
(a) Concubine.
(b) Cook.
(c) Housekeeper.
(d) Nurse.

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

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

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

5. How does Tam Lin celebrate that Matt is talking again?
(a) He takes him for a drive.
(b) He takes him for a picnic.
(c) He lets him call El Patron.
(d) He gives him a gift.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Why does Tam Lin say he left Matt something at the oasis?
(a) They can run away together when he gets back.
(b) He never knows when he will have to get away.
(c) It is his habit to be prepared.
(d) El Patron is unpredicatble.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is El Patron from?

2. Why does Matt fix what he does to Tom's place card at the birthday party?

3. Why does someone object to Matt being at El Viejo's funeral?

4. Where does Eduardo not want to work?

5. What does Tam Lin like to teach Matt about?

(see the answer keys)

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