English 122 Homework

Posted: November 13, 2015

If you missed the test on Acts 4 and 5, you will write it Monday at noon. Finsh reading the first 28 pages of The Old Man and the Sea for Monday.  Complete the following: The Old Man and the Sea  pages 9-25 1. State the first line of the novel.  What does it say about 
the individual and the world? 2. What does “salao” mean? What role does it play in life? 3. Who is Santiago?  Describe him. 4. How old was the young boy when Santiago first took 
him on a boat? Describe the relationship between 
Santiago and Manolin. 5. Describe Santiago’s home (p. 15). 6. In what month do the great fish come? 7. Who would Santiago like to take fishing?  Why? 8. Describe Santiago’s dreams (pp.24/25). 9. Name at least 5 things that Santiago never dreams of. Key Quotes:  "There was no cast net and the boy remembered when 
they had sold it. But they went through this fiction every 
day. There was no pot of yellow rice and fish and the boy 
knew this too." (p. 16) Vocabulary Define the following: gaff  (9)     benevolent  (9)    block and tackle  (11) 
subdue  (15) guana  (15)   bodega  (17)   resolution  (23)  furled (26)  skiff (27)