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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Eduardo told not to blunt the intelligence of the specimen?
(a) It is part of a test unit.
(b) It is already purchased.
(c) It is a Matteo Alacran.
(d) It is too advanced.

2. Where is Matt operated on?
(a) The front yard.
(b) The servant's quarters.
(c) The kitchen.
(d) Celia's house.

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

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

5. Where is Celia from?
(a) Aztlan.
(b) Texas.
(c) Bangladesh.
(d) Opium.

6. Why does Matt fix what he does to Tom's place card at the birthday party?
(a) He doesn't want Rosa to get in trouble.
(b) El Patron eyes him.
(c) Maria gets mad.
(d) Tam Lin laughs at him.

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

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

9. Who assures Matt as he enters the old man's room?
(a) Maria.
(b) Willum.
(c) Celia.
(d) Emelia.

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

11. Why does Steven say Matt is different from others of his kind?
(a) He is full-grown.
(b) His mind is intact.
(c) He is living on the ranch.
(d) He has the ability to speak.

12. What does Maria say happens when El Patron owns something?
(a) He makes it dependant on him.
(b) He never lets it go.
(c) He coddles it.
(d) He makes it hate him.

13. How old is Matt when he meets Tam Lin?
(a) 8.
(b) 7.
(c) 6.
(d) 9.

14. What title does Mr. Mendoza hold?
(a) Senator.
(b) President.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Professor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is a real teacher not hired for Matt?

2. Where is the oasis?

3. How does Matt get out of his house for the first time?

4. What does Steven say Matt is?

5. Why does Tam Lin say he left Matt something at the oasis?

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