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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
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
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
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 9 Romeo and Juliet
Why does Romeo want to be a glove on Juliet's hand?
  1. He wants to hold her hand.
  2. He wants to be her servant.
  3. He wants to touch her cheek.
  4. He wants to feel the touch of her fingers.
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 9 Romeo and Juliet
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo?
  1. She missed him.
  2. She thinks it will revive him.
  3. She hopes there is poison on them to kill her.
  4. She wants him to know how much she loved him.
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
Grade 12 MacBeth
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is viewed as
  1. a mighty warrior.
  2. a careless soldier.
  3. a heartless leader.
  4. a vicious murderer.
Grade 12 MacBeth
How does Shakespeare create an air of uncertainty when the witches talk?
  1. He does not identify who is speaking.
  2. He incorporates a variety of oxymorons.
  3. He has them always speak in rhyming couplets.
  4. He mixes choral speech with individual expressions.
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 MacBeth
"Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?" (Act II, Scene I)

This line shows
  1. one of Macbeth's first descents into madness.
  2. that someone has been trying to kill Macbeth.
  3. Macbeth's knowledge of and skill with daggers.
  4. the way Macbeth plans to murder King Duncan.
Grade 12 MacBeth
"Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness." (Act I, Scene V)

Lady Macbeth says this line because she
  1. wants Macbeth to know she loves him.
  2. disagrees with the plans Macbeth has made.
  3. is afraid that she will be Macbeth's next victim.
  4. does not think Macbeth can complete the murder.
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