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

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

3. How are Consuela and Guapo related?
(a) They are cousins.
(b) They are aunt and nephew.
(c) They are siblings.
(d) They are married.

4. What has Celia been giving Matt?
(a) Scorpion venom.
(b) Hemlock.
(c) Arsenic.
(d) Rat poison.

5. Where did Matt get the idea for the advice he gives El Patron when he is sick?
(a) Celia.
(b) Tam Lin.
(c) A book about farming.
(d) St. Francis.

6. What makes Matt excited to plan his escape from the factory?
(a) Knowing Ton Ton has a key.
(b) Seeing a boy beaten to death.
(c) Learning about the nightly binges of the Keepers.
(d) Reading the burial stones.

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

8. Where does Matt hide to watch the wedding guests arrive?
(a) Behind a pillar.
(b) Behind a curtain.
(c) In the alcove.
(d) In the secret passage.

9. Why is Matt sure he will not be used for spare parts?
(a) He has been treated so well.
(b) He is not large enough.
(c) His brain was left intact.
(d) He is too valuable.

10. What does Matt say El Patron should do to feel better?
(a) Give to the poor.
(b) Slow down the crop.
(c) Be kind to the eejits.
(d) Plant a different crop.

11. What gives Matt an asthma attack?
(a) The smell of the river.
(b) The fumes from the vehicle.
(c) The dust from the desert.
(d) The strain of carrying Chacho.

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

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

14. How does El Patron know Matt is getting older?
(a) His voice cracks.
(b) He has feelings for Maria.
(c) He needs to shave.
(d) He gets angry flashes.

15. Who does Tam Lin say showed him the light?
(a) Maria.
(b) Celia.
(c) Matt.
(d) El Patron.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does El Patron say it is just for him to survive?

2. Where does Matt meet Maria before the wedding?

3. How does Matt feel while he is in the hospital?

4. Why does Matt tell the border patrol he wants to go somewhere specific?

5. How many lives does Celia say El Patron has had?

(see the answer keys)

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