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. Langdon asks Sophie if the letters _____ mean anything to her and Sophie remembers seeing them on a key.

2. Silas has denied himself sexual pleasure for how many years?

3. Langdon and Sophie have to figure out the ten digit account number to do what?

4. Bishop Aringarosa is traveling to what city, as he leaves Opus Dei headquarters?

5. What sort of vehicle do Langdon and Sophie use to escape from the bank?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the relationship between Silas and Aringarosa expanded upon in Chapters 39 through 41, and what might the consequences be?

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

3. How do Sophie's motivations seem suspicious, in Chapters 11 through 14?

4. How is Jacques' museum message resolved in Chapters 29-31?

5. What is foreshadowing and how does foreshadowing begin to play into the story, especially with regard to Langdon?

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

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

8. What happens when Sophie and Langdon finally reach the American Embassy?

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

10. What does Langdon seem to be trusting Sophie more and do you agree with his decision to do so?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Choose any one of the following characters and explain his role in the story as it progresses. What side is he on? What are his motivations? What important events is he involved in?

1 Collet

2. Vernet

3. Remy

Essay Topic 3

If you were a member of the Priory of Sion and had to choose whether or not to reveal the secret of the Holy Grail and the bloodline of Jesus, would you reveal it or keep it hidden? Defend your choice, in detail, using examples from real life, your own personal observations about religion, and examples from the book to support your choice.

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