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. What happened to Silas' mother?

2. Langdon shared that the pentacle specifically represents _________, the goddess of sexual love?

3. Sophie says that the series of numbers left by the curator is called what?

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

5. What is written in invisible ink on the key?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Sophie and Langdon determine what to do after they have the key?

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

3. What is Opus Dei and what role does it play in the story so far?

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

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

6. What role does Vernet play, in Chapters 42-45 and is it believable?

7. If you were Langdon and the police wanted to question you about Jacques' murder, what would you do?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which one of the following characters do you feel was least important to the story? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

1. Remy

2. Fache

3. Vernet

Essay Topic 2

The author, Dan Brown, uses plot twists quite often in the book. Describe, in detail, your favorite plot twist. Why was it your favorite? What new information did it provide? What old information did it nullify? Also, how different do you feel the book would have been, had that plot twist not existed?

Essay Topic 3

In the book, there is quite a bit of corruption within the Opus Dei order. What major real life organizations might that be compared to and in what ways? Use examples from both the book and real life to support your answers.

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