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

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

3. What makes Maria mad when she first sees Matt?
(a) He is short.
(b) He does not talk.
(c) He is not handsome.
(d) He is locked up.

4. Why does Matt force his way out of his house for the first time?
(a) To find his stuffed animal.
(b) To play with the children.
(c) To run away.
(d) To help Maria.

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

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

7. What does the doctor say Matt suffers from when Matt is with the old man?
(a) Psychosis.
(b) Malnutrition.
(c) Voluntary Muteness.
(d) Anemia.

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

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

10. What did St. Francis take to church one day?
(a) A horse.
(b) A cat.
(c) A rooster.
(d) A wolf.

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

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

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

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

15. What kind of cells is Matt made from?
(a) Skin cells.
(b) Reproductive cells.
(c) Brain cells.
(d) Liver cells.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rosa get mad at Matt for?

2. What does Maria say made her forgive Matt?

3. What is Rosa's position?

4. What does Maria apologize to Matt for in the secret passage?

5. What kind of toy does Matt sleep with?

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