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

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

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

4. While Langdon and Sophie are conversing in the restroom, Fache is watching Langdon's every move from where?

5. Which person has Fache bugged?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What sort of background information does Langdon give on Da Vinci in this section of the book?

5. What is the Priory of Sion, according to Langdon, and how does it play a role in the story?

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

7. If you were the albino attacker, would you have shot Jacques as quickly? Why or why not?

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think Jacques was a good person? Also, do you think he raised Sophie in a good way? Why or why not? Cite examples from the story to back up your position.

Essay Topic 2

Both the relationship between Aringarosa and Silas and the one between Jacques and Sophie were destructive. Compare and contrast the two situations. In what ways were they similar? In what ways were they different? Also, do you feel that Sophie's relationship with Jacques was resolved at all at the end of the book, even though the two could never speak and resolve their differences? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following people and describe, in detail, the inner conflicts of his/her character using several examples from the book:

1. Jacques

2. Sophie

3. Silas

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