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

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

3. Why does Matt continue on foot once Ton Ton's vehicle dies?
(a) He is worried that Maria will not be in school anymore.
(b) He is worried the Keepers will find him.
(c) He is worried Chacho will not survive.
(d) He is worried about night predators.

4. How does Tam Lin feel when he hears the advice Matt gives to El Patron?
(a) Proud.
(b) Amused.
(c) Suspicious.
(d) Angry.

5. Who tells Matt he was harvested from a cow?
(a) Celia.
(b) El Patron.
(c) Tom.
(d) Tam Lin.

6. Who spreads a rumor that Matt is fleeing to the U.S.?
(a) MacGregor.
(b) Maria.
(c) Tam Lin.
(d) Patricia.

7. Where did El Patron find Tam Lin?
(a) In prison.
(b) In a poor house.
(c) At a major corporation.
(d) At the hospital.

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

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

10. What skill does Matt tell the border patrol he has?
(a) Musical skill.
(b) Crop sharing.
(c) Water purification.
(d) Medical expertise.

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

12. What kind of vehicle does Ton Ton drive?
(a) A tractor.
(b) A shrimp harvester.
(c) A golf cart.
(d) A hover craft.

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

14. What ruined Fidelito's home?
(a) A tornado.
(b) A bomb.
(c) A tsunami.
(d) A hurricane.

15. What does Raul's talk about individualism promote?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Independence.
(c) Creativity.
(d) Team work.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Fidelito's job for the border patrol?

2. Who did Fidelito used to live with?

3. What privilege is Ton Ton given?

4. What does Maria tell Matt about when she first sees him before the wedding?

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

(see the answer keys)

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