The Old Man and the Sea


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1. In what year was The Old Man and the Sea first published?

a. 1947

b. 1952

c. 1958

d. 1961

2. Which of the following is/are true of The Old Man and the Sea?

a. It was the last novel Hemingway published in his lifetime

b. It won Hemingway a Pulitzer Prize

c. It was cited as part of the reason Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

d. All of the above

3. How many days of bad luck with Santiago does Manolin's father tolerate before making his son fish on a different boat?

a. 30 days

b. 40 days

c. 84 days

d. 87 days

4. Where does Santiago live?

a. A palm-leaf shack

b. The second floor of the Terrace café

c. Manolin's family home

d. An old mansion

5. How does Manolin feel about fishing with Santiago again?

a. Manolin doesn't want to fish with Santiago because Santiago is unlucky

b. Manolin is indifferent toward fishing with Santiago

c. Manolin wants to fish with Santiago again

d. Manolin doesn't want to fish again at all

6. What sports figure does Santiago admire most?

a. Sammy Baugh

b. Jackie Robinson

c. Jack Dempsey

d. Joe DiMaggio

7. What do the pictures Santiago keeps on his walls depict?

a. Religious figures

b. His wife

c. Lions in Africa

d. Famous sports figures

8. How does Santiago get dinner on the first evening of the novel?

a. He cooks the yellow rice and fish he has at home

b. The owner of the Terrace café gives him dinner

c. He steals food from a successful fisherman

d. Santiago falls asleep before eating dinner that night

9. What does Santiago have planned for the novel's...

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