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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion


by Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion: Matt will (Literally) Give his Heart to Anybody (Content Quiz) Quiz

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Q. What makes Matt different than all the other clones?

He has straight teeth
He is lactose intolerant
His brain has not been destroyed
He has not been physically handicapped
Q. How old is El Patrón when Matt first meets him?

No one knows
Q. How did Opium come about?

El Patrón had his army seize it
El Patrón bought it from the U.S. to solve the immigration problem
El Patrón won it from the President in a bet
Texas didn’t feel like being a part of America anymore
Q. What is the point of clones?

They’re cool
They act as slaves to the people they are clones of
They get the old brain of the person they are cloned from so they can continue living their lives
They are involuntary organ donors
Q. Why can’t Matt’s heart be used for the dying El Patrón?

Matt gets shot through the heart
Matt doesn’t get to the hospital in time
Celia had been poisoning Matt
Matt’s heart is too full of love for El Patrón’s body to handle