This is a brief, 9-question reading quiz on Chapters 15-17 of Nancy Farmer’s The House of the Scorpion. This quiz covers facts from the text related to plot, character, and setting and does not require any literary analysis or interpretation from the students. Of the 9 questions on this quiz, 1 is true-false, while the other 8 require brief free responses that will range in length from a single word or phrase to a couple of sentences.
I use quizzes like this one as a quick reading check at the beginning of class. Going over the answers with the class serves as a great transition into a discussion. Over time, taking quizzes like this one regularly trains students to pay attention to detail as they read.
This quiz covers 31 pages of reading.
The answer key provides not only answers but also the page numbers on which the answers can be found. All page numbers refer to the Atheneum Books paperback edition, ISBN # 978-0-689-85233-7.
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