Old Man And The Sea Final

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Old Man And The Sea Final - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The theme of "Honor" is prevalent throughout the book. Which characters exhibit honor? How are they honorable? How do you define "honor"? (Don't forget about the non-people characters in the book) (Write at least 3 complete sentences) Worth 6 points

  • 2. 

    "A man can be destroyed but not defeated", says the old man after the first shark attack. At the end of the story, is the old man defeated? Why or why not? (Write at least 3 complete sentences) Worth 6 points

  • 3. 

    What connections can you make between your life and The Old Man and the Sea? Although The Old Man and the Sea is about an old man fishing in Cuba, it is also about extreme challenges, struggles and overcoming adversity. How have you faced struggles and adversity in your life? What have you done to overcome them? (Write about at least 2 connections between your life and the book) Worth 6 points

  • 4. 

    Did you like The Old Man and the Sea? Why or why not? How did it compare to Of Mice and Men? Did you like it more or less? What parts did you like? It's okay not to have liked the book, but you must give intelligent and specific reasons to earn full credit for this question. (Write at least 3 complete sentences) Worth 6 points

  • 5. 

    The Old Man and the Sea is written by John Steinbeck.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False because The Old Man and the Sea is actually written by Ernest Hemingway, not John Steinbeck.

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  • 6. 

    The old man's name is Santiago.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because it states that the old man's name is Santiago. This implies that Santiago is the correct name of the old man.

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  • 7. 

    Santiago lives in Havana, Cuba.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Santiago lives in Havana, Cuba" is true because it states a fact. Havana is the capital city of Cuba, and if Santiago lives there, then the statement is correct.

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  • 8. 

    He is a dock worker.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 9. 

    At the beginning of the book, the last time Santiago caught a fish was 2 weeks ago.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because at the beginning of the book, Santiago had not caught a fish for 84 days, not 2 weeks. This is a significant detail in the story as it highlights Santiago's struggle and the challenges he faces as a fisherman.

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  • 10. 

    The young boy, named Manolin, used to help Santiago on his boat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement in the question states that the young boy named Manolin used to help Santiago on his boat. This implies that the statement is true, as it confirms that Manolin did indeed assist Santiago on his boat in the past.

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  • 11. 

    The reason Manolin is no longer allowed to go out on Santiago's boat is because Manolin's parents think Santiago is unlucky.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Manolin is no longer allowed to go out on Santiago's boat because his parents believe that Santiago is unlucky. This suggests that Manolin's parents have a superstitious belief that being associated with Santiago will bring bad luck. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 12. 

    Santiago and Manolin are good friends.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Santiago and Manolin being good friends means that they have a strong and positive bond between them. They likely spend a lot of time together, support each other, and have a deep understanding and care for one another. This friendship is likely a significant aspect of their lives and adds value and happiness to both of them.

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  • 13. 

    Santiago has never been married.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Santiago has never been married" is false. This means that Santiago has been married at least once in his life.

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  • 14. 

    Because Santiago is old, he is also weak and feeble.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement assumes that because Santiago is old, he is automatically weak and feeble. However, this is a hasty generalization as age does not always determine a person's physical strength or abilities. Some older individuals may be strong and healthy, while some younger individuals may be weak and feeble. Therefore, the statement is false as it oversimplifies the relationship between age and physical condition.

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  • 15. 

    Santiago and Manolin like to talk about soccer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Santiago and Manolin like to talk about soccer, but the correct answer is false. This means that Santiago and Manolin do not like to talk about soccer.

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  • 16. 

    Santiago's favorite athlete is Joe DiMaggio.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Santiago's favorite athlete is Joe DiMaggio. Since there is no additional information provided, we can assume that the statement is true based on the given information.

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  • 17. 

    When Santiago was young he saw lions on the beaches of Africa.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that when Santiago was young, he witnessed lions on the beaches of Africa. Since there is no contradictory information provided, it can be assumed that the statement is true.

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  • 18. 

    On Day 2, the first fish Santiago catches is a marlin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "On Day 2, the first fish Santiago catches is a marlin." The correct answer is False because the statement does not provide any information about the type of fish Santiago catches on Day 2. It only mentions that Santiago catches a fish, but it does not specify the species of the fish. Therefore, we cannot conclude that the first fish Santiago catches on Day 2 is a marlin.

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  • 19. 

    Santiago eats raw tuna meat for strength.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Eating raw tuna meat can provide strength due to its high protein content. Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth, making it beneficial for increasing strength. Additionally, tuna is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and support overall health. Therefore, it is plausible that Santiago eats raw tuna meat for strength.

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  • 20. 

    Santiago uses shark meat for bait.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Santiago does not use shark meat for bait. In the novel "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway, Santiago uses a small fish called a sardine as bait to catch bigger fish like marlin. The use of shark meat as bait is not mentioned in the story. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 21. 

    Santiago is glad that Manolin isn't with him on the boat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Santiago is glad that Manolin isn't with him on the boat. However, this is not true. In the novel "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway, Santiago deeply cares for Manolin and considers him as a surrogate grandson. Santiago would have preferred Manolin's company on the boat as he values their companionship and mentorship. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 22. 

    On the first day at sea, Santiago catches a marlin on his line and reels the marlin in.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Santiago catches a marlin on his line and reels it in on the first day at sea. However, this is not true. In the novel "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway, Santiago spends several days at sea without catching anything. It is only on the last day that he finally catches a marlin. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 23. 

    Santiago gets a cramp in his leg while reeling in the fish.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Santiago gets a cramp in his leg while reeling in the fish, but the correct answer is false. This means that Santiago does not get a cramp in his leg while reeling in the fish.

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  • 24. 

    Santiago thinks humans are more noble than marlins.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Santiago believes humans are more noble than marlins. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that Santiago does not think humans are more noble than marlins.

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  • 25. 

    Santiago prays to God that the marlin will die so he can catch it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that Santiago prays for the death of the marlin so that he can catch it. This implies that Santiago is desperate to catch the marlin and is willing to pray for its death, which indicates his determination and dedication as a fisherman.

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  • 26. 

    Santiago never talks to the marlin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Santiago never talks to the marlin" is incorrect. In the novel "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway, Santiago, the main character, engages in a long and intense conversation with the marlin while he is out at sea. This conversation serves as a reflection of Santiago's determination, resilience, and respect for the marlin as a worthy opponent. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 27. 

    Santiago kills the marlin with a harpoon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Santiago kills the marlin with a harpoon, which suggests that the statement is true. The use of a harpoon implies that Santiago successfully speared the marlin, leading to its death.

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  • 28. 

    On his way back home, a shark is drawn to Santiago's boat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement states that a shark is drawn to Santiago's boat on his way back home. This implies that there is a shark that is attracted to Santiago's boat during his journey. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 29. 

    The only part of the shark that isn't beautiful to Santiago is the shark's eyes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Santiago finds the shark's eyes beautiful, so the statement that the only part of the shark that isn't beautiful to him is the shark's eyes is false.

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  • 30. 

    Santiago kills the shark with a harpoon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Santiago kills the shark with a harpoon. This implies that Santiago successfully uses a harpoon to kill the shark.

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  • 31. 

    More sharks are drawn to Santiago's boat because of Santiago's blood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because sharks are not drawn to Santiago's boat because of his blood. In the novel "The Old Man and the Sea," Santiago actually tries to avoid attracting sharks by tying the marlin's carcass to the side of his boat, away from the blood. However, sharks are still attracted to the boat due to the scent of the dead fish and the movement in the water. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that more sharks are drawn to Santiago's boat because of his blood.

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  • 32. 

    The sharks eat the marlin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The sharks eat the marlin" is true. Sharks are known to be opportunistic predators and will often target weakened or injured fish, such as the marlin in this case. This behavior is common in the ocean ecosystem where larger predatory species feed on smaller ones. Therefore, it is plausible that the sharks would eat the marlin.

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  • 33. 

    As Santiago is returning home, he regrets ever catching the marlin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts the character development of Santiago in the story "The Old Man and the Sea". Throughout the novel, Santiago is portrayed as a determined and resilient character who finds pride and purpose in his battle with the marlin. He sees the marlin as a worthy opponent and feels a sense of accomplishment and respect for the fish. Therefore, it is not true that Santiago regrets catching the marlin.

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  • 34. 

    Santiago is full of strength and vigor when he returns home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Santiago is not full of strength and vigor when he returns home.

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  • 35. 

    At the end of the book, Santiago is asleep, dreaming about the lions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the question states that Santiago is asleep and dreaming about the lions at the end of the book. This implies that the book has reached its conclusion and Santiago's thoughts are focused on the lions, indicating that the story has come to an end.

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