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The Old Man and the Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

Robert Ruark
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What shooting did Bobby do by accident that he admits?



2. What is the best part of November to Bobby?



3. What does the Old Man say there is a time and place for?



4. What do the Old Man and Bobby take time to maintain that Bobby likes to play in Chapter 16?



5. When is it easy to see the ducks according to the Old Man?



Essay Topics

Coming of age is a major theme of The Old Man and the Sea. How is this theme explored and expressed in the book? What experiences does Bobby have that help him progress through puberty and into adulthood? Explain.

Bobby and the Old Man are two of the most active characters.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Bobby had a direct influence upon? What are some events that the Old Man had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support to the group? Which one is stronger and why?

What is the significance of the title The Old Man and the Boy? How does this relate to the protagonist Bobby and in particular to the main theme of the book? What did the author mean by calling the book The Old Man and the Boy? Cite an example to support your answer.

(see the answer keys)

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