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. How does Sister Sandrine die?

2. Silas feels lustful when he sees what?

3. Bishop Aringarosa's first name is what?

4. Who joins Langdon in the bathroom?

5. Aringarosa is shuttled to Castel _____________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the opening of the book so suspenseful?

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

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

5. How do Sophie and Langdon finally find what they are looking for at the bank?

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

7. What is the state of the crime scene, when Langdon finally sees it in person?

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

9. Do you agree with Sophie's actions regarding helping Langdon so far? How would you feel after not speaking to Jacques for several years and then finding out that he died?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Use examples from specific parts of the book to back up your answers to both of the following questions:

Part 1: Discuss Sophie's relationship with her grandfather and how it influenced her choice of work.

Part 2: What other line of work could you picture Sophie in 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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