The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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The Old Man and the Sea Overview Quiz

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

    What does Santiago prefer more than being lucky?

  • Question 2

    What does Santiago use as bait?

  • Question 3

    Who does Santiago idolize?

  • Question 4

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

  • Question 5

    What does Santiago dream of when he manages to sleep?

  • Question 6

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

  • Question 7

    Santiago finally kills the marlin by:

  • Question 8

    How many days had Santiago gone without catching a fish?

  • Question 9

    Where does Santiago develop a terrible cramp?

  • Question 10

    What does Santiago affectionately call the sea?

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