The Old Man and the Sea Overview Quiz

The Old Man and the Sea Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

What is the meaning of "salao"? What is Santiago's name for the sea? Find answers to these and other important questions from Hemingway's novella with eNotes' The Old Man and the Sea Overview Quiz.

  • Question 1

    Where does Santiago develop a terrible cramp?

  • Question 2

    What does Santiago affectionately call the sea?

  • Question 3

    How many days had Santiago gone without catching a fish?

  • Question 4

    Santiago finally kills the marlin by:

  • Question 5

    What does Santiago use as bait?

  • Question 6

    What does Santiago long for while he struggles with the marlin?

  • Question 7

    Manolin’s parents fear that Santiago is “salao.” What does “salao” mean?

  • Question 8

    What does Santiago dream of when he manages to sleep?

  • Question 9

    What does Santiago prefer more than being lucky?

  • Question 10

    Who does Santiago idolize?

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