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. In Part 6, how long are the alchemist and Santiago given to prove that Santiago really does have the ability that the Alchemist claims he does?

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

3. Where does the Alchemist take Santiago the day after he makes his trade?

4. In Part 4, what kind of war does the camel driver tell Santiago is happening?

5. Which of the following is not found in the oasis?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does the tribal chief order the members to carry weapons?

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

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

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

9. 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?"

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Language is a critical theme in this novel. Describe how students who are exchange students or English as a Second Language learners might face difficulties in this class while reading this novel. Provide details and examples to receive full credit.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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