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The Alchemist (Grades 11-12)

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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
What quality is most important to understand the Language of the World?
  1. courage
  2. faith
  3. love
  4. desire
In alchemy, what is the Soul of the World?
  1. The Master Work
  2. The Universal Language
  3. Love
  4. One's Personal Legend
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.
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
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.
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
The Arabic word maktub translates to...
  1. "it is written"
  2. "I don't know"
  3. "I am hungry"
  4. "the long journey"
What is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World?
  1. the wind
  2. love
  3. God
  4. creation
The Alchemist told Santiago there was one more thing he had to learn to continue his journey because it knows all things. What was it?
  1. learn alchemy
  2. interpret the Emerald Tablet
  3. talk to the desert
  4. listen to his heart
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
All Muslims are supposed to make a journey to                 at least once in their lifetime.
  1. The Vatican
  2. Egypt
  3. Mecca
  4. Jerusalem
Which four people helped the boy to follow his Personal Legend?

What is the Englishman's Personal Legend?

The most prevalent theme in The Alchemist can best be summarized by what?
  1. Stones can be turned into gold.
  2. Love is where one least expects it.
  3. Our personal treasure may not be actual gold but is just as valuable.
  4. Listen to what people tell you even if you don't want to hear it.
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