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 does Fidelito say is unfair about the border patrol jobs?

2. Who is Maria arranged to marry?

3. How does El Patron know Matt is getting older?

4. Who did Fidelito used to live with?

5. What gives Matt an asthma attack?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Matt say Maria could get out of her arranged marriage?

2. How does Tam Lin tell Matt to escape?

3. What causes Matt to finally admit something wrong about himself to Jorge?

4. What happens to Celia after El Patron's death?

5. Why do the Keepers call Matt an aristocrat?

6. Why does Matt stay hidden after the wedding?

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. Why is El Patron not able to use Matt's heart?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

How is Maria different from her siblings, and how do these differences affect the tone and progression of the plot?

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