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The Old Man and the Sea Literary Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is one way that Hemingway conveys a sympathetic tone in his writing?

Question 2 2. All of these may be symbols of the depressive mood of The Old Man and the Sea EXCEPT which?

Question 3 3. How are mood and tone different in literature such as The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 4 4. Hemingway's depressive tone may be expressed through what element of The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 5 5. In The Old Man and the Sea, the only time Santiago thinks of himself as Santiago, rather than the old man, is when he remembers the arm wrestling match. In that memory, he thinks of himself as Santiago _____.

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Question 6 6. In The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway uses the old man and the boy to turn his characters into archetypes. What is another archetypal character?

Question 7 7. Based on his name, what important Biblical figure is Manolin associated with in The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 8 8. In The Old Man and the Sea, which theme do you think the use of animal names but not human names supports?

Question 9 9. Which of Santiago's opponents ultimately defeats him in The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 10 10. What was Santiago's biggest mistake as he battled with the sea in The Old Man and the Sea?

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Question 11 11. What do the other fishermen do when Santiago does not catch a fish for 84 days in The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 12 12. What is Santiago afraid is happening as he ages in The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 13 13. What emotion does Santiago feel as a result of his internal conflict regarding the sea and its wildlife?

Question 14 14. In The Old Man and the Sea, what internal conflict does Santiago face where the sea and its wildlife are concerned?

Question 15 15. What emotion does Santiago feel as a result of his internal conflict regarding Manolin and Martin?

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Question 16 16. In The Old Man and the Sea, what internal conflict does Santiago face where Manolin and Martin are concerned?

Question 17 17. At the end of the Old Man and the Sea, the contrast between Santiago and the tourists suggests that _____.

Question 18 18. In The Old Man and the Sea, the tourists mistake the remains of Santiago's fish for those of a _____.

Question 19 19. All of the following phrases describe the Hemingway Hero EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. At the end of The Old Man and the Sea:

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Question 21 21. How did Ernest Hemingway publish The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 22 22. What were often included in criticisms of Hemingway's The Old Man in the Sea?

Question 23 23. What negative commentary did Orville Prescott have about The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 24 24. Which famous author, whom Ernest Hemingway had a contentious relationship, admitted he liked The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 25 25. Hemingway's writing style is likely attributed to what?

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Question 26 26. How does the iceberg theory apply to Hemingway's writing style?

Question 27 27. In The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway's descriptions of the fisherman's experiences on the water are:

Question 28 28. How does Hemingway work out discussions between characters in The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 29 29. How might a reader come away with an optimistic mood after reading The Old Man and the Sea?

Question 30 30. What biblical story do the names of the characters in The Old Man and the Sea help recreate in the novella?

The Old Man and the Sea Literary Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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