Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
Defer for the answers.
by Ron Weightman
- What were on the back of the old man's
- Who made the boy leave the old man
- The successful fishermen of the day caught
what type of fish? A) halibut B) marlin C) shark D)
- On his first fishing expedition at the age of
five, the boy got what splattered on him?
- What were sardines used for?
- What, besides strength, did the old man
possess, giving him confidence about catching a truly big
- What temptations were stored at night? A) gaff
and harpoon B) beer and smokes C) the day's catch D) club and
- What picture was relocated and
- What team did Santiago like?
- Why were neck wrinkles less
- What was the real dinner?
- TF: The old man's beer was delivered in
Santiago's container of choice.
- According to the old man, who held the Yankees
- McGraw gambled on what?
- What new quality did Santiago possess for the
eventual big catch?
- Who tended to sleep late and hard?
- What two things did the old man dream of
instead of the myriad of options?
- TF: Coffee was a luxury that had to be
- Before sliding the skiff into the water, how
did Santiago feel about fishing today?
- Name three types of fish in the great
- Santiago referred to the sea using what
- The old man thought the big one might be with
what schools of fish?
- The two deepest lines had what type of
- How were Santiago's lines hung differently
than other fishermen's lines?
- A man-of-war bird was as useful as a what? A)
compass B) watch C) radio D) companion
- TF: The speed of the dolphin depressed the old
- Plankton meant what?
- Santiago called what fish "'You
- What fish was a predator to agua
- Comparing his heart to that of a turtle
underscored what about the old man? A) longevity B) resilience C)
endurance D) serenity
- How was Santiago kind toward the baby
ten-pound tuna? A) He returned him to the Gulf. B) He removed the
hook quickly. C) He shot it. D) He clubbed it.
- Not to talk unnecessarily at sea was
considered a virtue.
- What were deep prisms in the blue
- What fish began to nibble at the
- What bad memory did the old man postulate,
accounting for the fish's hesitancy?
- Santiago imagined the tuna at what angle in
the fish's mouth?
- Where did the old man petition the point of
the hook to reside?
- For whose presence did the old man
- "'It is he that has the hook in his
- The old man and fish were in a what? A)
situation B) stalemate C) secure zone D) sweet
- Santiago wished for all of the following,
except: A) radio B) boy C) scores D) purpose
- The old man recounted the steadfast loyalty of
- Santiago and the fish were joined together by
what? A) choice B) chance C) coercion D) corruption
- Which occurred first? A) self-examination
about his chosen profession B) tending the other lines C) the old
man's cut from a sudden lurch D) thoughts of warm tortillas with
- Turning with the current indicated
- How would jumping help the old
- How did weed help Santiago's
- TF: Love and respect for his friend diminished
Santiago's resolve to kill the fish.
- Where was the old man's second
- Santiago dutifully and obligatorily ate the
tuna for which hand?
- Which measure was not contemplated to loosen
the cramp? A) the boy B) the sun C) the tuna D) slapping E)
- Why was no man ever alone on the
- How long was the marlin?
- What simile was used to depict the tightness
of the old man's left hand?
- What was bad news for the marlin? A) added
will B) added intelligence C) added strength D) attacking
- TF: Santiago relied on past proof of being a
good fisherman and therefore kept personal former glory in his
mind as a good friend.
- What would spoil the contest between the old
man and his fish?
- What was the hand game?
- Who won the rematch between Santiago and his
- What had always been a traitor to the old
- TF: Santiago let the dolphin float outside the
skiff to create a drag for the sword fish.
- How did the old man win the war of
- Why were "people" not worthy of eating the
fish on Santiago's line?
- Santiago realized he was void of what
- Upon gutting the dolphin, what was
- After the old man commented on the tired or
restful state of his catch, how much of the dolphin fillet did he
- What best reduced punishment on the sea? A)
preparation B) salt C) lime D) hindsight
- Of what did Santiago not dream? A) lions B)
bed C) porpoise D) a Yankee victory
- Why was the old man's face in the cut slice of
- What advantage would Santiago have if the
- "'And pain does not matter to a
- What risk surrounded consuming more dolphin
for nourishment and strength?
- How did Santiago release more
- What promise was made to God?
- TF: The old man succumbed to the "great
- The proposed target of the old man's harpoon
- What turnabout occurred as the marlin
- Give an example of unclear
- Why was the silver belly up?
- Why did the old man have to bind the marlin to
- Why give two similes for the detachment of the
- At thirty cents a pound, how much would
two-thirds of a fifteen-hundred fish be worth?
- As they sailed homeward, what question did
- What drew the shark toward the
- TF: Resolution to kill the shark and protect
his catch filled the old man with hope.
- Before being killed, what damage did the shark
- How did Santiago compare himself to
- TF: The old man was content to stop thinking
about sin and leave it to those paid to do so.
- What type of sharks were closing in on
- What was the fate of the two poaching
- Which did not occur? A) The old man apologized
to the marlin. B) Santiago wished he could sharpen his knife. C)
The fourth shark snapped the old man's knife. D) Santiago used his
secret weapon and batted the sharks with DiMaggio's favorite
- How could Santiago and the marlin have fought
the shark in brotherhood?
- What gave the old man "the pain of life" at a
time when he felt dead and defeated?
- Which occurred last? A) spitting into the
ocean and commanding the shark to dream of killing a man B)
noticing how easy the skiff steered C) losing his club D) kissing
the marlin good night
- The posture of Santiago sleeping face down
with arms outward and palms up alluded to what historic
- How long was the marlin?
- What was the first topic of discussion between
the boy and Santiago?
- Why was the old man reluctant to fish with the
- What evidence indicated that Santiago would be
better prepared next time?
- Which did not occur? A) The boy remained
loyal. B) Pedrico was a beneficiary of Santiago's blood and sweat.
C) Visitors ate sushi with a new appreciation. D) Old newspapers
were valuable to Santiago.
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Mr. Ronald Weightman
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