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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion


by Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion: Themes (For the Most Part) Correct Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The House of the Scorpion? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Matt is a clone of El Patrón—but what can he do to make himself his own man?

He can run away
He can’t—he will turn out just like El Patrón no matter what
He can refuse El Patrón’s teachings and become a peaceful hippie
He can make different choices than El Patrón made
Q. People say Matt has no soul since he is a clone. But what about him proves his humanity?

His great hair
His compassion
His eyes
His beating heart
Q. Besides being a clone, what do the people of Opium shun people for?

Being too handsome
Being born in Aztlán
Being an illegitimate child
Being the child of immigrants
Q. Why does El Patrón even make a clone of himself?

He is afraid of death
He thinks he’s so good looking that he wants to be able to look at himself even when there are no mirrors present
It’s all the rage
He was bullied into it by his friends
Q. Who are eejits?

People captured trying to cross the border illegally
No one—that’s a very hurtful name