The Da Vinci Code Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is curator of the museum?

2. Silas feels lustful when he sees what?

3. Which person has Fache bugged?

4. What item does Silas take out of his dresser at the brownstone?

5. Langdon decides that the message was what sort of puzzle, which Sophie confirms that Jacques used often and liked?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is learned, in this section, about Bishop Aringarosa's role in the story and what role might he play in future events as a result?

2. What is the suspenseful event surrounding Sister Sandrine, in Chapter 31?

3. What roles do suspense and secrets play in Chapters 22 to 24?

4. Describe Sophie's role in Langdon's visit to the museum so far.

5. What are your views on religion, especially as it relates to Silas so far in the story?

6. What is the state of the crime scene, when Langdon finally sees it in person?

7. Do you agree with Sophie's actions regarding helping Langdon so far? How would you feel after not speaking to Jacques for several years and then finding out that he died?

8. What is the significance of Friday the 13th according to this section of the book?

9. What is Langdon's reaction to the murder, up to the end of Chapter 5?

10. What are the primary causes of Silas' current situation and attitude that are revealed in Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Possible corruption within law enforcement is a major part of the book's plot, as we are lead to believe that Fache is the Teacher for quite a while. Name and describe in detail two methods that you would implement in order to cut back on the possibility of corruption in a police organization.

Essay Topic 2

Although the book doesn't detail Robert Langdon's history, certain assumptions can be made about him. He is clearly more of an analytical thinker than a believer in divine influence.

1. Are you an analytical thinker like Robert Langdon? Why or why not?

2. List five reasons that someone might believe in divine influence and five reasons that they might not.

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is a major literary device which Dan Brown, the author of the Da Vinci Code, uses often. Explain, in detail, three spots where Brown uses foreshadowing in the book as well as what events those three things foreshadow.

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