THE ALCHEMIST: PART ONEREVIEW QUESTIONS/ANSWERS1. Who is Santiago? How is he introduced in the beginning of the story?Santiago is an adventurous boy from Andalusia in southern spain who has a flock of sheep and is determined to achieving is Personal Legend in life. Santiago grows up w this poor parents in need of foodand money who wish for him to be a priest rather than a traveler. 2. What is strange about Santiago’s dream?Santiago's dream signifies a hidden treasure in the Pyramids of Egypt as he is told by an old woman and the King of Salem. This dream involved a child meaning that it has great purpose and significance in his life as described by the Gypsian Woman.3.Where is Santiago going?Santigo is going to the Pyramids of egypt to get his hidden treasure although first he goes to Africa.4. Santiago spends a lot of time thinking about his sheep and their place in the world. Why would the author include this kind of thought?because sheep are something that help signify happiness and travelling; something that Santiago values a lot in his life. The sheep are known to represent patience and self development. ain africa Santiago realizes that people don't understand in each other from words but rather from their actions which is relates back to his sheep.5. The Introduction has prepared the reader to understand that something significant occurs while the boy and girl are talking. What is it, and what does it mean?6. What is the geographical setting for this part of the story?Andalusia in southern spain7. What did the boy’s parents plan for him, and how did he change the plan?The boys parents planned for him to be a priest although he wants to travel and inorder to do so he becomes a shepherd. 8. What does Santiago plan to do in Tarifa?In tarifa Santiago plans to fill his bottle of wine, exchange his book for a thicker one and get a haircut9. One ethnic group is singled out in a negative light. What group is stereotyped by the presence of the old woman who interprets dreams, and how is this group described?The gypsies. in part one they are described as the people who kidnap children and send them off to work as slaves for their our desires. They are also seen as tricksters.10. What is the price of Santiago’s consultation with the old woman about the dream?one-tenth of his treasure that he finds in Egypt under the pyramids11. Santiago meets an old man in the village. The old man says that Santiago’s new book is irritating and contains the world’s greatest lie. How does it irritate, and what is the lie?cheak the book12. Who is the old man, and what is his name? What Biblical references does this imply, and why would the author include these in the story?The old man is Melchizedek who is the King Of Salem. **13. What does Melchizedek want in payment for helping Santiago? How does this payment differ from the one demanded by the Gypsy woman?