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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. While Sophie and Langdon race through the streets of Paris, Sophie hands ____________ over to Langdon for him to inspect?

2. What problem occurred that allowed Silas to escape from prison?

3. What part of the museum has become the command center for the investigation?

4. Sister Sandrine is on the phone leaving a message at one of the phone numbers on the list conveying what message?

5. Silas has received information about the location of something called what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the cryptex and how is it discovered?

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

4. What do you think are Fache's motivations in the book, and what do you think it says about him as a man?

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

6. Explain why you do or do not feel bad for Silas.

7. What surprising twist does the story take with regard to Remy, and how might it change future events?

8. How does the author, Dan Brown, use the thoughts of the characters to move the story along?

9. How does this section of the book (Chapters 74-78) help Sophie to understand her grandfather and help the reader to understand Sophie better?

10. How does Remy influence the story in Chapters 92 through 95, and what questions does his role in this section raise?

Essay 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

All of the major conflicts in the book stem from one thing--concealed religious secrets. Catholicism has a long, rich history, but it hasn't always been in a positive light.

Part 1. List at least three of the negative implications made about Catholicism in the book.

Part 2. Based on what you know about Catholicism, do you believe that many of the things said about it in the book are true? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Symbolism is a major theme of the Da Vinci Code, especially with regard to religion. Choose any three symbols from the book and explain what we are told that they stand for in the book. Also, explain whether or not you agree with the explanation of each. Use examples from the book and, if necessary, real life, to back up your answers.

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