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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Santiago imagine Joe DiMaggio would be able to do what he is doing with the marlin?
2. How does the boy act defensively about Santiago as the fishermen look at the marlin's skeleton?
3. Who does the boy fear will defeat the Yankees?
4. Knowing what is coming as he approaches the island currents, what makeshift weapon does Santiago come up with?
5. When does the old man hoist his sail?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Santiago compare himself to the great sea turtles that are as big as a skiff and weigh a ton?
2. Aside from the times that Santiago actually says, "I'm lonely", how does Hemingway emphasize that situation?
3. When the big fish first takes the bait, the old man thought about what he was sure the fish would do but he did not say it out loud. Why?
4. Explain the meaning of the statement that Santiago loved the lions in his dreams like he loved the boy.
5. How does Hemingway demonstrate Santiago's expertise as a sailor and fisherman?
6. As the conflict between man and fish continues, what does Santiago contemplate to gain advantage for himself? Explain.
7. Describe Santiago's first sighting of the marlin.
8. Toward the end of the second day, Santiago assesses his situation and thinks he has several new advantages. What are they?
9. Describe the danger the Portuguese man-of-war man of war poses to a fisherman in a boat.
10. After the marlin jumps during the night, there is a lull. What does it allow Santiago to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about humility versus pride. Use Santiago's relationship with Manolin as support for your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about the theme of courage in the human spirit.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay about why you think Hemingway did or did not know about deep sea fishing.
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