The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man and the Sea Overview Quiz
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

    Where does Santiago develop a terrible cramp?

  • Question 2

    What does Santiago dream of when he manages to sleep?

  • Question 3

    Santiago finally kills the marlin by:

  • Question 4

    Who does Santiago idolize?

  • Question 5

    What does Santiago affectionately call the sea?

  • Question 6

    What does Santiago use as bait?

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

    How many days had Santiago gone without catching a fish?

  • Question 9

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

  • Question 10

    What does Santiago prefer more than being lucky?

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