The House of the Scorpion Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is a rumor spread that Matt is fleeing to the U.S.?

2. What has Celia been giving Matt?

3. What is wrong with Matt's first breakfast from the border patrol?

4. Why has Celia been giving Matt poison?

5. What is Matt given as he is sent to San Luis?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Nancy Farmer has created some different kinds of humans in this book. What are some of these altered human forms, and how does their inclusion in this book shape the plot and the setting of the book?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect that characters involved in those scenes?

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