The House of the Scorpion Test | Final 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. What is wrong with Matt's first breakfast from the border patrol?

2. What makes Matt cry at the factory?

3. Who arranged Maria's marriage?

4. What makes it hard for Matt to focus while Jorge is speaking?

5. Who did Fidelito used to live with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Matt strike up a friendship with Chacho and Fidelito?

2. When does Matt's tattoo get seen at the factory?

3. What does Matt say about the talk with the 5 legged horse?

4. How does Tam Lin tell Matt to escape?

5. What does Matt notice about the nightly attacks on his character?

6. What causes a revolt of the boys on Jorge?

7. How was Fidelito able to get away from the Keepers?

8. Why does Matt stop himself from running away to the mountains after his coming of age party?

9. Why does Matt not run away when he hears the shrimp harvester coming?

10. Why is Matt so sure that El Patron will never use him for spare parts like other clones are?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 2

Leadership is a very prominent theme in this book. Who are some of the main leaders in "The House of the Scorpion", and what makes them the true leaders? Is there more than one protagonist?

Essay Topic 3

Why are so many people unable to accept Matt, and what does this indicate about the society this book takes place in?

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