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question 1: d) the old man continued, "in the long run, what people think about shepherds and bakers becomes more important for them than their own destinies.'"
question 2: d) by providing a different perspective and encouraging the englishman to never give up, the boy him to discover the alchemist.
question 3: c) the stones he gave santiago the boy to recognize omens, which will him on his journey to find his personal legend.
question 4: d) when the englishman wants to quit, santiago doesn’t allow the englishman to give up.
question 5: a) by instructing the englishman to go and try, the englishman is motivated to continue on his journey toward his personal legend.
quite an interesting way to teach topic sentences, because the answer to this question is the best definition of a topic sentence that one can present, it is as if answering the questions taught you how to do it, this is some real teaching, it is terribly well-done.
the topic sentence in this paragraph is:
topic sentences writers stay on track and keep a paragraph from becoming an aimless collection of sentences about an idea.
which incidentally tells you what a topic sentence should be.