The House of the Scorpion Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nancy Farmer
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Steven say Matt is different from others of his kind?

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

3. Who does Matt talk to about what he saw at the hospital?

4. Where is Celia from?

5. Why does Maria decide to spend the night with Matt?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Felicia do to get Matt to meet with Maria after the birthday party?

2. How does Matt find the secret passage?

3. What does Tam Lin praise Matt's teacher for?

4. What does Rosa do while she helps Matt when he is injured at the beginning of the book?

5. What happens when Matt tries to meet Maria in the Lotus Garden?

6. What does Maria give Matt for El Patron's birthday?

7. Why does Celia choose to tell Matt about her past?

8. What is Mrs. Ortega hired to do?

9. What does Tom show Matt and Maria at the hospital?

10. What does Steven tell his siblings about Matt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fear and Courage are two themes that seem to appear in tandem many times in this book. What are some of these instances, and why do they always appear together?

Essay Topic 2

How does Fidelito prove his loyalty, and why is this loyalty so shocking to Matt and the other Lost Boys?

Essay Topic 3

What happens at El Patron's wake, and what does this strange event symbolize?

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