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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Alchemist tell Santiago will severely test him?
2. Who is the powerful and intimidating stranger Santiago meets after he leaves the tribal chief?
3. What does the Alchemist say happens to anyone who interferes with the destinies of others?
4. Who does Santiago meet at the well in Part 4?
5. What does Santiago tell the Alchemist that his heart is afraid of?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Alchemist has told Santiago throughout the book that everything is learned by action. Explain in detail what this means, using supporting details from the text. Then describe a time in your life when you learned by action and how it is similar to Santiago.
Essay Topic 2
Was Santiago's father's prediction that Santiago would find his true treasure at home was true? Explain your answer in detail with many supporting details.
Essay Topic 3
Write a character analysis essay on why certain characters disappear throughout the story. Explain how, even though the characters disappear, they still are reflected in the story until the very end of the novel. Be sure to include specific examples from the text.
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