Scorpia By Anthony Horowitz

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  • 1. 

    What does "Scorpia" stand for?

    • A.

      Sabotage, Corruption, Intelligence, and Assurance

    • B.

      Sabotage, Corruption, Intelligence, and Artifacts

    • C.

      Sabotage, Correlation, Integration, and Assassination

    • D.

      Sabotage, Corruption, Intelligence, and Assassination

    • E.

      Sabotage, Corruption, Intellect, and Assurance

    Correct Answer
    D. Sabotage, Corruption, Intelligence, and Assassination
    Explanation
    "Scorpia" stands for Sabotage, Corruption, Intelligence, and Assassination. This is evident from the given answer option which includes all four words. Scorpia is an acronym that represents these four elements, suggesting a clandestine and covert organization involved in acts of sabotage, corruption, gathering intelligence, and carrying out assassinations.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of Scorpia's latest project?

    • A.

      Invisible Man

    • B.

      Invisible Sword

    • C.

      Invisible Pistol

    • D.

      Invisible Door

    • E.

      Invisible Knife

    Correct Answer
    B. Invisible Sword
    Explanation
    Scorpia's latest project is called "Invisible Sword". This suggests that Scorpia is working on developing a weapon that is not visible, possibly using advanced technology or stealth techniques. The name implies that the sword can be used without being detected, making it a potentially dangerous and covert weapon.

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  • 3. 

    Who gave Alex the name of Scorpia before dying?

    • A.

      Julia Rothman

    • B.

      Ian Rider

    • C.

      Monsieur D' Arc

    • D.

      Professor Yermalov

    • E.

      Yassen Gregoravich

    Correct Answer
    E. Yassen Gregoravich
    Explanation
    Yassen Gregoravich gave Alex the name of Scorpia before dying.

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  • 4. 

    Where does Nile leave Alex to die when he captures him at a party?

    • A.

      Water room

    • B.

      Laundry room

    • C.

      Kitchen

    • D.

      Food room

    • E.

      Basement

    Correct Answer
    A. Water room
    Explanation
    Nile leaves Alex to die in the water room when he captures him at a party. This suggests that the water room is a dangerous place where Alex's life is at risk. It implies that Nile intends to harm or kill Alex by leaving him in a room filled with water, possibly indicating drowning as the method of execution. The water room could be a secluded area where Nile can carry out his sinister plans without interference.

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  • 5. 

    Why does Alex accept the job from Rothman?

    • A.

      She brainwashes him.

    • B.

      She gives him lots of money.

    • C.

      She lets him go base jumping.

    • D.

      She tells him his father once worked there.

    • E.

      She tells him she would kill his enemies.

    Correct Answer
    D. She tells him his father once worked there.
    Explanation
    Alex accepts the job from Rothman because she tells him his father once worked there.

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  • 6. 

    What is Alex's first task assigned by Rothman?

    • A.

      To destroy MI6

    • B.

      To kill Alan Blunt

    • C.

      To steal the Invisible Sword

    • D.

      To kill Mrs. Jones

    • E.

      To kill the English reserve football team

    Correct Answer
    D. To kill Mrs. Jones
    Explanation
    Alex's first task assigned by Rothman is to kill Mrs. Jones. This suggests that Alex is being sent on a mission to eliminate a specific target, indicating that he is involved in a dangerous and potentially lethal operation.

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  • 7. 

    Where did Scorpia hide the nanoshells that killed the football team?

    • A.

      Vaccinations

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Steroid shots

    • E.

      Bullets

    Correct Answer
    A. Vaccinations
    Explanation
    Scorpia hid the nanoshells that killed the football team in vaccinations. This means that the nanoshells were disguised as harmless vaccines, allowing Scorpia to administer them to the football team without raising suspicion.

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  • 8. 

    What does Scorpia plan to put the satellite into to activate the nanoshells?

    • A.

      Jet

    • B.

      Hot-air balloon

    • C.

      Space ship

    • D.

      A man-made cloud

    • E.

      The stomach of a bird

    Correct Answer
    B. Hot-air balloon
    Explanation
    Scorpia plans to put the satellite into a hot-air balloon in order to activate the nanoshells. This implies that the hot-air balloon will be used as a platform or carrier for the satellite, allowing it to be launched into the atmosphere and carry out its intended purpose.

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  • 9. 

    How did Alex's father really die?

    • A.

      His plane was blown up.

    • B.

      By cyanide poisoning

    • C.

      At a bridge

    • D.

      Drowned

    • E.

      Shot by an MI6 agent

    Correct Answer
    A. His plane was blown up.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "His plane was blown up." This suggests that Alex's father died as a result of a plane explosion. The other options, such as cyanide poisoning, drowning, or being shot by an MI6 agent, do not align with the given information that his plane was blown up.

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  • 10. 

    As Alex is leaving the building at the end of the story, what happens to him?

    • A.

      He is shot in the head.

    • B.

      He is blown up.

    • C.

      He is hit by a car.

    • D.

      He jumps into a hot air balloon.

    • E.

      He is shot in the heart.

    Correct Answer
    E. He is shot in the heart.
    Explanation
    In the given options, the correct answer is "He is shot in the heart." This means that as Alex is leaving the building at the end of the story, he is shot in the heart.

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