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 finds it strange that the captain is wearing a tie clip known as a what?

2. The body was laid out in a replica of Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous sketch, called what?

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

4. Sophie and Langdon notice that the key looks recently cleaned and smells of what?

5. Inside the safety deposit box, Langdon and Sophie find what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Langdon think about the nature of Da Vinci's work?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What are Silas' motivations, based on his actions in the first couple of chapters?

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

Do you think that Da Vinci really did belong to a secret society and hid clues to the society's secrets in his works? Why or why not? Also, assuming for a moment that Da Vinci did hide secrets in his work, do you feel that it was a good idea for him to do so? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Part 1: What does the Holy Grail represent to most people in real life?

Part 2: What does the Holy Grail represent in the book?

Part 3: Which representation of the Holy Grail do you think would have the most benefits for mankind and why?

Part 4: Which representation of the Holy Grail do you think would harm mankind most and why?

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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