The Alchemist

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The Alchemist Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Santiago does not have a flock of sheep in the begining of the book.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the beginning of the book, Santiago does have a flock of sheep. This is evident from the fact that he is described as a shepherd and is shown tending to his sheep in the opening chapters. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 2. 

    Who comes to Santiago in his dream?

    • A.

      A Sheperd

    • B.

      His Father

    • C.

      A Child

    Correct Answer
    C. A Child
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho, the protagonist Santiago dreams about a child who tells him about a hidden treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. This dream serves as a catalyst for Santiago's journey and sets him on a path to pursue his Personal Legend. The child symbolizes innocence, curiosity, and the wisdom of the universe. Through this dream encounter, Santiago is inspired to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening.

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  • 3. 

    What is Santiago's dream mainly about?

    • A.

      Buying sheep

    • B.

      Finding a treasure

    • C.

      Finding a lost city

    Correct Answer
    B. Finding a treasure
    Explanation
    Santiago's dream is mainly about finding a treasure. This is evident from the fact that he embarks on a journey to pursue his Personal Legend, which involves finding a hidden treasure. Throughout the story, Santiago encounters various obstacles and meets different people who guide him towards his ultimate goal of discovering the treasure. The dream symbolizes his desire for adventure, self-discovery, and the fulfillment of his destiny.

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  • 4. 

    What does Santiago sell to get money?

    • A.

      His house

    • B.

      His jewlery

    • C.

      His flock of sheep

    Correct Answer
    C. His flock of sheep
    Explanation
    Santiago sells his flock of sheep to get money. This implies that the sheep are a valuable asset that he can trade or sell in order to obtain the necessary funds. By parting with his flock, Santiago is able to generate the income he needs for his journey or other financial needs.

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  • 5. 

    Santiago decides to fallow his dream.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Santiago decides to follow his dream. This statement implies that Santiago has made a decision to pursue his dream, indicating that he is determined and committed to achieving his goals. Therefore, the correct answer is "True."

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  • 6. 

    Santiago joins a __________ to cross the desert.

    Correct Answer
    Caravan
    Explanation
    Santiago joins a caravan to cross the desert. A caravan is a group of people traveling together, often on a long journey through difficult terrain. In this context, joining a caravan would be a practical and safe choice for Santiago to navigate the desert, as it provides support, protection, and resources during the journey.

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  • 7. 

    Santiago crosses the Sahara desert.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Santiago crossing the Sahara desert is true. This means that Santiago successfully traveled across the Sahara desert.

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  • 8. 

    Who does Santiago have to find to help him?

    • A.

      A king

    • B.

      A gypsy

    • C.

      An Alchemist

    Correct Answer
    C. An Alchemist
    Explanation
    Santiago has to find an Alchemist to help him. The Alchemist is a key character in the story "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. He is a wise and knowledgeable individual who possesses the ability to turn any metal into gold and has a deep understanding of the secrets of the universe. Santiago seeks the guidance of the Alchemist to help him on his journey to find his Personal Legend and discover the true meaning of life. The Alchemist acts as a mentor and provides Santiago with valuable lessons and insights along his path of self-discovery.

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  • 9. 

    Santiago does not leave Fatima.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Santiago does not leave Fatima" is false. This means that Santiago does leave Fatima at some point.

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  • 10. 

    Where is Santiago's destination?

    • A.

      The pyramids

    • B.

      The desert

    • C.

      The ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. The pyramids
    Explanation
    Santiago's destination is the pyramids. This implies that he is traveling to the pyramids, which could be a specific location or landmark that he wants to reach. The other options, the desert and the ocean, are not mentioned as his destination, indicating that the pyramids are the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Santiago is captured by __________ on his way.

    Correct Answer
    Arab Soilders
    Soilders
    Explanation
    Santiago is captured by Arab Soldiers on his way. The correct answer is Arab Soldiers.

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  • 12. 

    What does Santiago create to escape the prison?

    • A.

      Flood

    • B.

      Fire

    • C.

      Sandstorm

    Correct Answer
    C. Sandstorm
    Explanation
    Santiago creates a sandstorm to escape the prison. A sandstorm is a weather phenomenon characterized by strong winds carrying a large amount of sand and dust particles. By creating a sandstorm, Santiago is able to create chaos and confusion, making it easier for him to escape unnoticed. The swirling sand and reduced visibility would make it difficult for the prison guards to track his movements, allowing him to make his getaway.

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  • 13. 

    The Alchemist leaves Santiago at the Monastery.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. In the book "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho, after Santiago meets the Alchemist, he leaves him at the Monastery in order to continue his journey towards finding his Personal Legend. The Monastery is a significant place in the story as it represents a spiritual retreat and a place of reflection for Santiago. Leaving the Alchemist at the Monastery allows Santiago to continue his quest alone and face the challenges that lie ahead.

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  • 14. 

    The Alchemis turns ______ into gold.

    Correct Answer
    Lead
    Explanation
    The Alchemist is believed to have the ability to turn lead into gold. This concept is based on the ancient practice of alchemy, which was a precursor to modern chemistry. Alchemists sought to transform base metals into noble metals, with gold being the most sought-after. Lead, being a common and inexpensive metal, was often used as a starting material in alchemical experiments. Although the actual transmutation of lead into gold has never been achieved, the idea of the Alchemist turning lead into gold is a popular myth in folklore and literature.

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  • 15. 

    Santiago finds out that the treasure is burried in

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    A. Spain
    Explanation
    Santiago finds out that the treasure is buried in Spain. This suggests that Santiago has discovered the location of the treasure and it is located in Spain.

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