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. Who spreads a rumor that Matt is fleeing to the U.S.?

2. What privilege is Ton Ton given?

3. Who takes Matt to see El Patron when he has a major medical problem?

4. What did Fidelito do to keep the Keepers away from Matt?

5. Why has Celia been giving Matt poison?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tam Lin act at Matt's coming of age party?

2. What is the talk with the 5 legged horse about?

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

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

5. How does Matt feel now that he is with the border patrol?

6. How does Matt get across the border?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Competition and Fair-Play are themes found in many different scenes of this book. What are some of those scenes, and what affect did they have on the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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