The Alchemist (Part 1)

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The Alchemist (Part 1) - Quiz

Paulo Coelho is one of the bestselling and most infuential authors in the world. The Alchemist and other of his books have sold more than 65 million copies in 150 countries and have been translated into 60 different languages.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the boy's name?

    • A.

      Santiago

    • B.

      Sandyego

    • C.

      Santeago

    • D.

      Santiego

    Correct Answer
    A. Santiago
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Santiago. This can be inferred based on the options provided, where Santiago is the only option that is spelled correctly.

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  • 2. 

    What did the boy speak to the sheep about?

    • A.

      His dream

    • B.

      The girl, the daughter of the merchant whom he sold wool to.

    • C.

      What town they'd go to next

    • D.

      How much he liked talking on his cell-phone

    Correct Answer
    B. The girl, the daughter of the merchant whom he sold wool to.
    Explanation
    The boy spoke to the sheep about the girl, the daughter of the merchant whom he sold wool to.

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  • 3. 

    Why was the girl suprised the boy could read?

    • A.

      Most common people couldn't read

    • B.

      She didn't think he was that smart

    • C.

      She got suprised about everything

    • D.

      She wasn't very smart

    Correct Answer
    A. Most common people couldn't read
    Explanation
    The girl was surprised that the boy could read because it was not a common skill among most people. This implies that literacy was not widespread, making it unusual for someone to possess the ability to read.

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  • 4. 

    How did the boy learn to read?

    • A.

      His dad taught him

    • B.

      He went to Daviess County Middle School

    • C.

      He went to seminary school until the age of 16

    • D.

      He went to Catholic school

    Correct Answer
    C. He went to seminary school until the age of 16
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He went to seminary school until the age of 16." Seminary school is a type of educational institution that focuses on religious education and training for individuals who want to become priests or religious leaders. By attending seminary school until the age of 16, the boy would have received a comprehensive education that likely included reading instruction.

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  • 5. 

    What did the boy's father give him to buy sheep with?

    • A.

      Cash

    • B.

      Three hundred Spanish coins

    • C.

      A credit card

    • D.

      Three ancient Spanish coins

    Correct Answer
    D. Three ancient Spanish coins
    Explanation
    The boy's father gave him three ancient Spanish coins to buy sheep with.

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  • 6. 

    What did the gypsy have in her house that calmed the boy down?

    • A.

      A Bible

    • B.

      An image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

    • C.

      An image of Jesus

    • D.

      Our Father written on the wall

    Correct Answer
    B. An image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    Explanation
    The gypsy had an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in her house that calmed the boy down. This suggests that the image had a soothing and comforting effect on the boy, possibly due to his religious beliefs or personal connection to the image. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a symbol of divine love and compassion in Christianity, and its presence in the gypsy's house likely provided a sense of peace and security for the boy.

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  • 7. 

    Where did the boy's dream say his treasure was?

    • A.

      Mecca

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Etheopia

    • D.

      Egyptian Pyramids

    Correct Answer
    D. Egyptian Pyramids
    Explanation
    The boy's dream said that his treasure was located in the Egyptian Pyramids.

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  • 8. 

    Where did the King that the boy met in the market come from?

    • A.

      Jerusalem

    • B.

      Salem

    • C.

      Selam

    • D.

      Seatle

    Correct Answer
    B. Salem
    Explanation
    The answer "Salem" is correct because the question asks where the King that the boy met in the market came from. "Salem" is a possible location that the King could have come from, and it is the only option given that matches this criteria.

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  • 9. 

    What did the King mean when he said, "When we are children, everything is clear and everything is possible, but as time passes mysterious forces convince us to abandon our dreams?"

    • A.

      He meant that younger people know what they want in life and think of it as being possible, but when we get older we see all the challenges and think what we want won't ever happen, so we give up on what we wanted to do.

    • B.

      He meant that kids like to dream about everything and then when they get older their brain changes and they decide that their dreams aren't going to happen.

    • C.

      He meant that he likes kids and thinks everyone should think like them instead of a boring adult.

    Correct Answer
    A. He meant that younger people know what they want in life and think of it as being possible, but when we get older we see all the challenges and think what we want won't ever happen, so we give up on what we wanted to do.
    Explanation
    The King meant that as children, we have clear aspirations and believe that anything is achievable. However, as time goes by, external influences and obstacles make us lose faith in our dreams and we eventually abandon them.

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  • 10. 

    Why was the bar owner in Moracco very angry as the boy left?

    • A.

      He wanted the boy's money for himself.

    • B.

      He thought the boy was rude.

    • C.

      He knew that the boy's new friend would steal the money.

    • D.

      The boy didn't pay for his drinks.

    Correct Answer
    C. He knew that the boy's new friend would steal the money.
    Explanation
    The bar owner in Morocco was very angry as the boy left because he knew that the boy's new friend would steal the money. This suggests that the bar owner had some knowledge or suspicion about the character of the boy's new friend, leading him to believe that the friend would take the money without the boy's knowledge or consent. This implies that the bar owner was concerned for the boy's well-being and wanted to protect him from potential theft or harm.

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  • 11. 

    What caught the boy's eye at the market in Moracco?

    • A.

      Jewelry

    • B.

      Knife

    • C.

      Sword and Scabbard

    • D.

      A book

    Correct Answer
    C. Sword and Scabbard
    Explanation
    The boy's attention was drawn to the sword and scabbard at the market in Morocco.

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  • 12. 

    What feel out of the boy's pouch as he left the market the next morning that the boy looked to as omens?

    • A.

      Urum and Themuium

    • B.

      Uranium and Talque

    • C.

      Urim and Thummim

    • D.

      A sword

    Correct Answer
    C. Urim and Thummim
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Urim and Thummim. Urim and Thummim were objects used in ancient times for divination or seeking guidance from a higher power. They were believed to be able to provide answers or insights into the future. In the context of the question, the boy looked to Urim and Thummim as omens, suggesting that he believed they could provide him with guidance or foretell his future.

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