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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Santiago sees the marlin jump out of the water, what does he realize?
(a) He is no physical match for the marlin.
(b) He and the marlin are about the same size.
(c) The marlin is getting very tired and the game is about over.
(d) It will take another day to bring in this marlin.

2. What does the boy order for Santiago at the Terrace Cafe?
(a) Two bottles of warm beer.
(b) Yellow rice and fried fish.
(c) Hot coffee with plenty of milk and sugar.
(d) A bag of ice to help bring down his fever.

3. What promise does the old man make if he brings in the fish?
(a) He will make a pilgrimmage to the Virgin of Cobre.
(b) He will invite the whole village for a fish dinner.
(c) He will never go fishing again.
(d) He will demand that the boy's parents let him come back to him.

4. How do you know Santiago had never been up in a plane?
(a) He thinks planes are the same size as flying fish.
(b) He hardly glances at the plane as it goes over.
(c) He wonders what the sea looks like from that height.
(d) He says out loud that he would never get on one of those things.

5. What last weapon does Santiago use against the sharks?
(a) A broken bottle.
(b) The mast.
(c) His fists.
(d) The tiller.

Short Answer Questions

1. What assistance for the old man does the boy try to get?

2. In great pain from the cold, what does the old man hope for?

3. Santiago is far out at sea and the fish is from deep waters. What comparison does Santiago make?

4. Which line below gives an indication of Santiago's respect for nature?

5. Santiago is pinned down and the line is rushing out around his back and through his hand, cutting them. What makes him think about the boy?

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