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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 True or False

1. Matt is a clone of El Patrón—but what can he do to make himself his own man? -> He can make different choices than El Patrón made
2. People say Matt has no soul since he is a clone. But what about him proves his humanity? -> His eyes
3. Besides being a clone, what do the people of Opium shun people for? -> Being the child of immigrants
4. Why does El Patrón even make a clone of himself? -> He thinks he’s so good looking that he wants to be able to look at himself even when there are no mirrors present
5. Who are eejits? -> Clones