Quiz & Short Questions | The Old Man and The Sea
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(c)18 feet (d) 25 feet
21- What part of the fish would the boy get?
(a) the tail (b) the eye
(c) the head (d) the fins
22- What was the last thing the old man did in the story?
(a) prayed (b) ate something
(c) slept (d) died
23- On the opening of the novel, Santiago couldn’t catch any fish for days.
(a) 40 days (b) 60 days
(c) 84 days (d) 120 days
24- Manolin’s parents forbade him for fishing with Santiago and declared the old man a Salao that means
(a) crazy (b) washed up
(c) selfish (d) the worst form of unlucky
25- How does the Hemingway describe the old man’s eyes,
(a) full of pain (b) blank with defeat
(c) they betray the weariness (d) they are as the color of the sea
26- Who is Santiago’s hero?
(a) Harry Truman (b) Joe Di Maggio
(c) Dick Sisler (d) Fidel Castro
27- What hangs on the wall of the old man’s shack?
(a) A picture of his wife (b) The baseball scores
(c) A mounted Fish (d) All of the above
28- Before going on a fishing expedition after 84 days while promising the boy Manolin what kind of dreams the Old Man have?
(a) A great storm (b) A beautiful women
(c) Lions on the beach (d) A wrestling match
29- What kind of fish does the Santiago first catch?
(a) A Tuna (a) Marlin
(c) Shark (d) Shrimp
30- The size of the hooked Marlin.
(a) 30 feet (b) 20 feet
(c) 18 feet (d) 16 feet
31- In which year was The Old Man and the Sea Published?
(a) 1950 (b) 1951
(c) 1952 (d) 1960
32- What happens to make Santiago curse the treachery of his own body?
(a) He gets sick (b) He has diarrhea
(c) His hands cramps (d) He needs to sleep
33- Great Di Maggio suffers from what affliction?
(a) A bone pure (b) Alcoholism
(c) A ruined knee (d) Falling eyesight
34- What does the old man remove and eat from the belly of a dolphin?
(a) Shrimp (b) Flying fish
(c) seaweed (d) Piranha
35- In how much time the sharks arrive and attack to the Marlin?
(a) Ten minutes (b) One hour
(c) Seven hours (d) A full day
36- What food does the old man eat during his ordeal?
(a) tuna fish (b) raw fish
(c)marlin (d) jelly fish
37- The organ which gave the old man constant trouble?
(a)left leg (b) left arm
(c)left hand (d) right hand
38- What does the changing angle of the fishing line tell him?
(a) that the fish is coming up (b) that the fish is towing
(c)that the fish is jerking (d) None of these
39- How does the old man become champion?
(a)by his hand game with negro (b)by his fishing expedition
(c)by his experience (d) by his interest in baseball
40- What does the old man use for killing the Marlin?
41- The weight of the fish Marlin is
(a) 1000 pound (b)1500 pound
(c)250 pound (d)100 pound
42- Which literary award did the old man and the sea win in 1953?
(a)the noble prize (b) the Pulitzer prize
(c) the national book award (d)the book prize
43- 1936, Hemingway wrote a piece about a Cuban fisherman dragged to sea by a giant marlin for______magazine.
(a) life (b)vogue
(c)esquire (d) national geographic
44- Ernest Hemingway had been serving as an ambulance driver during which American military conflict
(a)the civil war (b)the world war 1
(c)the world war 2 (d)the 100 years war
45- Ernest Hemingway began his writing career as a reporter for which city’s newspaper?
(a)Kansas City (b) Louisville
(c)St.Louis (d) Atlanta
46- Who forced Manolin to leave Santiago to fish by himself?
(a) The Church (b) his parents
(c)Santiago (d) the authorities
47- What kind of shark is the first to attack Santiago’s boat after?
(a) great white (b)mako
(c)hammerhead (d) sand shark
48- The Marlin first joined the old man for fishing
49- How does the boy again join the old man?
(a)his mother (b) Santiago
(c) the Marlin (d)his father
50- How many times does Santiago dream about lions at play on the beaches of Africa?
(a) three (b) five
51- What eternal law both Santiago and marlin subject to?
(a)nothing is forever (b)life, liberty, and happiness
(c)the universe is endless (d)kill or be killed
52- Santiago’s admiration for the marlin brings love and respect into an equation with_____
(a) kindness (b) death
(c)hatred (d) peace
53- How are Santiago’s eyes described?
(a)splotched and scared (b) clear with purpose
(c)simple as the sky (d)cheerful and undefeated
54- What do Santiago and marlin take at the terrace cafe before Santiago sets out to his journey?
(a) a bear (b)breakfast
55- What does Santiago offer to make Manolin for dinner
(a)rice and beans (b) Cooked masa
(c) yellow rice with fish (d)sausages
56- During the journey to the sea, which animal does the Santiago think his friend?
(c)flying fish (d)minnows
57- To whom does Santiago compare the sea to while referring it as being wild and out of control?
(a) woman (b) children
(c) the fats (d) father time
58- Which does Santiago think of as distasteful while during his journey, he sees all the things rows further into the gulf?
(a) sea bird (b) dolphin
(c) Sargasso (d) Portuguese man of war
59- Where does the story occur?
(a) Cuba (b) Marshal Island
(c) Green Land (d) Puerto Rico
60- Hemingway says everything about Santiago is old except what?
(a) his legs (b) his hands
(c) his eyes (d) his hair
Answers of the Questions
Q.1 Who is the writer of the novel The Old Man and the Sea?
Ans: The writer of the novel is Ernest Hemingway.
Q.2 Write the main characters of the novel?
Ans: (a)Santiago (b)Monoline (c)Marlin (d) The Sea
Q.3 Name the ocean where the old man wants to catch the fish?
Ans: The name of the ocean is the Gulf Stream.
Q.4 What does the old man symbolize in the novel?
Ans: The old man symbolizes, the preservance, endurance, courage, and determination
Q.5 What does the boy symbolizes in the novel?
Ans: The boy symbolizes the sympathy and love for humanity.
Q.6 What does the Marline symbolizes in the novel?
Ans The Marlin in the old man and sea symbolizes the great resistance and massive hurdle that must be overcome by nature.
Q.7 What do the sharks symbolize in the novel?
Ans: The sharks symbolize the destructive laws of the universe and attest to the fact that those laws can be transcended only when equals fight to the death.
Q.8 What do the turtle symbolize in the novel the old man and the sea?
Ans: They symbolize their staying and surviving in the sea and are symbolic of Santiago throughout the old man and sea.
Q.9 How much the old man showed the preservance?
Ans: He showed many signs of his preservance like continuously going for fishing out. He tried for 84 days for getting success. He also showed calamity and preservance on the behavior of other fishermen who used to say his names and make fun of him
Q.10 Give two characteristics of Hemingway ‘s code hero, possessed by Santiago in the novel.
Ans: (a) He shows patience and courage on every kind of situation
(b) He is determined and keeps himself ready to fight until he finishes against odd and worst circumstance
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