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. About what does Santiago learn as he reads the Englishman's books?

2. Who approaches the Alchemist and Santiago in Part 6?

3. What does the Alchemist say quests always end with?

4. According to Part 4, who is waiting at the oasis?

5. What does Santiago declare before he leaves with the Alchemist in Part 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Alchemist warn Santiago to be cautious when making his predictions?

2. What does the Alchemist say quests begin and end with?

3. What brave step does Santiago take at the beginning of Part 5?

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

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

6. What does the Alchemist say needs to happen in order for them to realize their destiny?

7. What is the vision which Santiago has at the end of Part 4?

8. What do Santiago and the Alchemist discuss at the beginning of their journey in Part 6?

9. What does the Alchemist suggest will happen if Santiago does not pursue his destiny?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Describe what destiny means to you. Include ideas about whether or not you believe it is predetermined or can change and why you feel that way.

Essay Topic 3

As Santiago embarked on his trip with the caravan, the leader told him that disobedience often means death in the desert. Explain what he means by this statement. Provide examples to support your hypothesis; they do not need to be from the text, but certainly can be from it.

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