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. Who demands that Matt be at El Viejo's funeral?

2. Where does Eduardo not want to work?

3. What gave El Patron his desire to survive?

4. What is Maria's gift to Matt?

5. Where did Celia learn to cook?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why atrocity lies in Tam Lin's past?

4. How does Rosa treat Matt once the doctor leaves?

5. Where is Furball found when he goes missing before El Patron's birthday?

6. Why did El Patron decide to keep Celia?

7. What is Mrs. Ortega hired to do?

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

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

10. Why doesn't Matt try to make up with Maria right after the birthday party?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

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.

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