The Alchemist - Pg 30-41 Quiz

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The Alchemist Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz over pages 30-41 in The Alchemist. For Mrs. Youngblood's classes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following things happened in the story that Melchizedek tells the boy (about the boy who visited the wise man)?  (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      The boy gets to speak to the wise man immediately.

    • B. 

      The boy spills all the oil while exploring the palace.

    • C. 

      The first time the boy explored the palace, he saw the gardener and the parchments in the library.

    • D. 

      The wise man says not to trust a man who doesn't know his house.

    • E. 

      Even though he failed at the task set by the wise man, the boy still learns the secret of happiness.

  • 2. 
    What does the wise man mean when he says, "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon"?
    • A. 

      The boy should be more careful when he explores places.

    • B. 

      IT's good to explore new places, but it's important not to forget what you already have.

    • C. 

      THe happiest people are those people who have traveled all over the world, and have collected treasures from those places.

    • D. 

      It's good for all people to travel, but they should never forget the sheep.

  • 3. 
    As Melchizedek watches the ship sail away with the boy on board, he feels the levanter blowing in his face.  The boy also encounters the levanter earlier in the story.  What might the levanter represent? (Select all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      Decisions

    • C. 

      Adventure

    • D. 

      Pride

    • E. 

      Loss

    • F. 

      Death or danger

  • 4. 
    What happens to the boy's new "friend"?
    • A. 

      He is kidnapped by gypsies.

    • B. 

      He disappears with the boy's money.

    • C. 

      He uses the boy's money to buy a beautiful sword so he can protect the boy.

    • D. 

      He tricks the boy and tries to sell him to a traveling merchant.

  • 5. 
    Why was the boy so reassured by the stones that Melchizedek had given him?
    • A. 

      They were proof that the old man was real, and so was his advice.

    • B. 

      They were precious stones and could be sold to pay for food and shelter.

    • C. 

      They helped him discover which caravan would be willing to take him to the pyramids.

  • 6. 
    Even though he was far from home, the boy is happy because
    • A. 

      He can still go home and become a shepherd again.

    • B. 

      He has been farther than anyone he knows, and he know the world was bigger than what it seemed.

    • C. 

      The merchant offered to let him work for him in order to earn the beautiful sword.

    • D. 

      His friend returned, having bought two camels for them to go in search of the treasure.

  • 7. 
    When the boy makes a choice, he decides that he is an adventurer looking for treasure rather than a poor victim of a thief.  How might this lesson be best expressed?
    • A. 

      Live and learn.

    • B. 

      Tomorrow is another day.

    • C. 

      Dream on.

    • D. 

      Your future is what you make it.

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