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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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. Steinbeck is a well-known American author, but he did not write this particular novel. The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most famous works and was published in 1952. It tells the story of an aging fisherman's struggle to catch a giant marlin and his battle with nature and himself.

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  • 2. 

    The old man's name is Santiago.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that the old man's name is Santiago. The word "Santiago" is a proper noun, which is used to identify a specific person, place, or thing. Therefore, if the statement is true, it means that the old man is indeed named Santiago.

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  • 3. 

    Santiago lives in Havana, Cuba.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Santiago lives in Havana, Cuba. If this statement is true, it means that Santiago's place of residence is indeed Havana, which is the capital city of Cuba. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 4. 

    He is a dock worker.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 5. 

    At the beginning of the book, the last time Santiago caught a fish was 1 week ago.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The question states that at the beginning of the book, the last time Santiago caught a fish was 1 week ago. However, this statement does not provide any information about whether Santiago caught a fish again after that week. Therefore, we cannot conclude that the statement is true.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The passage states that the young boy named Manolin used to help Santiago on his boat. This implies that the statement "The young boy, named Manolin, used to help Santiago on his boat" is true.

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  • 7. 

    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 Santiago's presence brings bad luck. As a result, they forbid Manolin from accompanying Santiago on his fishing trips.

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  • 8. 

    Santiago and Manolin are good friends.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Santiago and Manolin are good friends. This implies that they have a positive and strong bond between them. They likely spend time together, support each other, and have a mutual trust and understanding. Their friendship is likely characterized by loyalty, companionship, and shared experiences.

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  • 9. 

    Santiago has never been married.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Santiago has never been married" implies that Santiago has never been in a marital relationship. The correct answer is False because it means that Santiago has been married at least once in his life.

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  • 10. 

    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 generalization and not necessarily true for all old people. While some old individuals may experience physical weakness and frailty, others may still be strong and healthy. Therefore, the statement is false as it oversimplifies the relationship between age and physical condition.

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  • 11. 

    Santiago and Manolin like to talk about soccer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Santiago and Manolin like to talk about soccer. However, the correct answer is False, implying that Santiago and Manolin do not actually enjoy discussing soccer.

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  • 12. 

    Santiago and Manolin's favorite athlete is Joe DiMaggio.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Santiago and Manolin's favorite athlete is Joe DiMaggio. This means that both Santiago and Manolin admire and support Joe DiMaggio as their favorite athlete.

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  • 13. 

    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 inferred that the statement is true and Santiago did indeed see lions on the African beaches during his youth.

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The question states that on Day 2, the first fish Santiago catches is a marlin. However, in Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man and the Sea," Santiago catches a marlin on Day 3, not Day 2. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 15. 

    Santiago eats raw tuna meat for strength.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Eating raw tuna meat is believed to provide strength due to its high protein content. Tuna is a lean fish that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to have numerous health benefits, including improving muscle strength and function. Additionally, raw tuna is a good source of vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall health and well-being. Therefore, it can be inferred that Santiago eats raw tuna meat for strength.

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  • 16. 

    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 variety of bait including sardines, flying fish, and bonito fish. Shark meat is not mentioned as one of the baits used by Santiago. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 17. 

    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 not glad that Manolin isn't with him on the boat. This implies that Santiago would prefer to have Manolin's company, indicating a sense of loneliness or perhaps a desire for companionship while out at sea.

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  • 18. 

    Santiago catches a marlin on his line and reels the marlin in.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Santiago does not actually catch a marlin on his line and reel it in. In the novel "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway, Santiago struggles for days to catch a marlin, but it is ultimately eaten by sharks before he can bring it to shore.

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  • 19. 

    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. However, since there is no further information or context provided, it is not possible to determine the accuracy of this statement. Therefore, the answer "False" indicates that the statement is not necessarily true.

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  • 20. 

    Santiago thinks humans are more noble than marlins.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is subjective and based on Santiago's personal opinion. It cannot be objectively proven or disproven whether humans are more noble than marlins. Therefore, the answer to this statement is false as it is a matter of personal belief rather than a factual statement.

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