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. Where is Matt operated on?

2. How many siblings did El Patron have?

3. What does Matt do to Tom's place card at the birthday party?

4. Who lives with Matt at the beginning of the book?

5. What kind of cells is Matt made from?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does El Patron tell Matt when they first meet?

2. How does Matt get across the border?

3. What is Fidelito doing in the cemetery when Matt finds him?

4. How does Jorge say Matt should clean his mind?

5. What does Matt say is the biggest difference between humans and animals?

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

7. Why does Matt like to hide from Felicia?

8. What does Matt do before Maria leaves for school, and why?

9. How does Tam Lin tell Matt to escape?

10. How does Tam Lin try to protect Matt after the wedding?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

Essay Topic 3

Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?

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