The Alchemist Test | Final Test - Hard

Paulo Coelho
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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 feel about the individual he meets at the well in Part 4?

2. What do do the individuals who approach the Alchemist and Santiago in Part 6 do when the alchemist explains what the items in his bag do?

3. What does the tribal chief tell Santiago to always listen to?

4. What does the Alchemist advise Santiago to listen to in order to immerse himself in the desert?

5. Why are oases considered neutral ground?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Santiago tell his heart in Part 6?

2. Santiago realizes that both he and the Englishman are seeking their destinies. How does their process differ?

3. Why are all oases considered neutral ground during battles?

4. In Part 6, what does Santiago promise his heart?

5. What does the Alchemist do with all of Santiago's money in Part 6?

6. What conclusion does Santiago make about all of the information he reads in the Englishman's books?

7. What does it mean when Santiago tells the Englishman that all the teachings in his books could be "written on the surface of an emerald?"

8. What does Santiago learn to accept as he is crossing the desert in Part 6?

9. What does the Alchemist tell Santiago about learning to turn lead into gold?

10. What does the tribal chief assure Santiago that the tribe always does?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The book has a subtitle, A Fable about Following Your Dreams. Do you believe this is an appropriate subtitle? Support your answer with your own personal opinion and details from the text.

Essay Topic 2

What do you think is the most ironic event of this novel? Use specific events from the text to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the concepts of evolution and conflict in this story. Use examples from the story to support your discussion. Then make a personal connection to the discussion in your own life.

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