The House of the Scorpion Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Matt ask the border patrol to take him?
(a) Mazatlan.
(b) Mexico City.
(c) San Luis.
(d) Molcajate.

2. Where does Matt meet Maria before the wedding?
(a) The office.
(b) The secret passage.
(c) The kitchen.
(d) The music room.

3. What instrument does El Patron like Matt to play for him?
(a) Piano.
(b) Harmonica.
(c) All of these.
(d) Guitar.

4. How many lives does Celia say El Patron has had?
(a) 8.
(b) 10.
(c) 7.
(d) 9.

5. Why has Celia been giving Matt poison?
(a) To shut down his kidneys.
(b) To make him stronger.
(c) To make his heart weak.
(d) To dull his senses.

6. Where did Matt get his ideas about slow people?
(a) Celia.
(b) Esperanza.
(c) Tam Lin.
(d) Maria.

7. What does Matt store as he drifts among the groups in the border patrol?
(a) Information.
(b) Skills.
(c) Stories.
(d) Names.

8. What does Matt know he has to hide from everyone in Aztlan?
(a) His knowledge.
(b) His past.
(c) His scar.
(d) His tattoo.

9. What is given to Chacho when he gets out of the bone pit?
(a) Cheese.
(b) Crackers.
(c) Soda.
(d) Water.

10. How does Chacho get out of the bone pit?
(a) He makes a ladder out of the bones.
(b) Matt pulls him out with a rope.
(c) Ton Ton uses the shrpimp harvester.
(d) He scales the fence.

11. What does Fidelito say is unfair about the border patrol jobs?
(a) Everyone has to have the same output.
(b) They do not get enough water to work hard.
(c) Sometimes they get beat.
(d) Nobody trains them in their jobs.

12. How does Carlos punish Chacho?
(a) He takes away his food.
(b) He denies him a pillow.
(c) He punches him.
(d) He sends him to the hardest task.

13. How does Matt know something is wrong with El Patron after his surgery?
(a) He does not recognize Matt.
(b) He wishes to smoke.
(c) He no longer wants to disgrace his enemies.
(d) He asks to see his dead wife.

14. What makes it hard for Matt to focus while Jorge is speaking?
(a) Thoughts of Celia.
(b) Not getting fed enough.
(c) The pain from his injuries.
(d) Being so tired.

15. What does Maria tell Matt about when she first sees him before the wedding?
(a) School.
(b) Work.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her future.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is a rumor spread that Matt is fleeing to the U.S.?

2. What does Raul's talk about individualism promote?

3. What makes Matt cry at the factory?

4. Why is Ton Ton given a special privilege?

5. Who does Matt say can save Maria from her arranged marriage?

(see the answer keys)

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