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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Historical Fiction Questions

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Grade 12 The Alchemist
What vision did the boy have while watching the hawks in the sky?
  1. Fatima would wait for him to return.
  2. He would find his treasure.
  3. The oasis was going to be attacked.
  4. The Alchemist would take him to the pyramids.
Grade 12 The Alchemist
Which of the following is NOT true of the Elixir of Life?
  1. It cures all illnesses.
  2. It keeps the alchemist from growing old.
  3. It is the liquid part of the Master Work.
  4. It can turn metal into gold.
Grade 12 The Alchemist
Which of the following is NOT something Santiago did to attract customers to the crystal merchant's shop?
  1. build a display case
  2. clean the crystals
  3. offer free samples
  4. sell tea in the glasses
Grade 12 The Alchemist
In alchemy, what is the Soul of the World?
  1. The Master Work
  2. The Universal Language
  3. Love
  4. One's Personal Legend
Grade 12 The Alchemist
Grade 12 The Alchemist
What does an oasis not allow?
  1. people who are not Arabs
  2. caravans
  3. talking to women dressed in white
  4. armies or troops
Grade 12 The Alchemist
Grade 12 The Alchemist
Any time Santiago was about to give up, he was reminded by which of the following things the old king said EXCEPT which of the following?
  1. Follow the omens.
  2. It is written.
  3. All things are one.
  4. All the universe will conspire to help you.
Grade 12 The Kite Runner
Grade 12 The Alchemist
In alchemy, which of the following is able to transform metal into gold?
  1. Emerald Tablet
  2. Philosopher's Stone
  3. Elixir of Life
  4. The Master Work
Grade 12 The Alchemist
Who shared his own dream with Santiago which ended up telling Santiago where his treasure was hidden?
  1. the gypsy woman who interpreted dreams
  2. Santiago's own heart
  3. his attacker at the pyramids
  4. the king of Salem
Grade 12 The Alchemist
According to the Alchemist, what is the only thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve?
  1. fear of failure
  2. not understanding the soul of the world
  3. maktub
  4. not talking to your heart
Grade 12 The Alchemist
What agreement did the tribal chieftains make if Santiago's vision came true?
  1. a piece of gold for every enemy killed and his life
  2. freedom to continue his journey to find the treasure
  3. to become the counselor of the oasis
  4. will be told the secrets of alchemy
Grade 12 The Alchemist
Santiago had to turn himself into the wind in 3 days to save his life. Which of the following was a way that the universe helped him?
  1. the desert gave him sands to blot out the sun
  2. the wind blew harder and harder to stir up the sand
  3. the sun, wisest being in nature, told him to ask God
  4. all of the above
Grade 12 The Alchemist
What test did Santiago have to pass before the Alchemist would guide him across the desert?
  1. correctly read the omens
  2. show him where life is out in the desert
  3. put his hand in a hole and pull out a cobra
  4. understand the flight of the falcon
Grade 12 The Kite Runner
What does Hosseini most likely foreshadow when he alludes to the life of Hitler through Assef's gift to Amir?
  1. the upheaval of Amir's life.
  2. the arrival of Hassan's mother.
  3. Amir's trip back to Afghanistan.
  4. the death of Baba.
  5. Amir's frustration.
Grade 12 The Kite Runner
When Amir says that he smells salvation and redemption, he most likely means that...
  1. he will be able to forgive himself for being a coward.
  2. his sins will be forgiven, and, if there is a God, he will be saved.
  3. his father will forgive him for not being the son of his dreams if he wins.
  4. Hassan will forgive him for his cruelty and will run the kite for him.
  5. Ali will forgive him for being a coward and will let him play with Hassan.
Grade 12 The Kite Runner
The simile describing Hassan holding "the kite high over his head, like an Olympic athlete showing his gold medal" is ironic because Hassan is...
  1. going to be beaten badly today.
  2. not a talented athlete.
  3. not good at flying kites.
  4. very fearful.
  5. thinking that Amir will fail.
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