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 is the name of Fache's assistant?

2. Silas feels lustful when he sees what?

3. Sophie tells Langdon that Jacques was whose grandfather?

4. What is Sophie Neveu's profession?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. Describe Sophie's role in Langdon's visit to the museum so far.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Leigh Teabing, it is revealed late in the book, is the actual Teacher. What are Teabing's motivations? Also, was there a point, before the secret was revealed, that you suspected Teabing of being the Teacher? Why or why not? Also, if so, what was the first thing that made you suspect him?

Essay Topic 2

If you were a member of the Priory of Sion and had to choose whether or not to reveal the secret of the Holy Grail and the bloodline of Jesus, would you reveal it or keep it hidden? Defend your choice, in detail, using examples from real life, your own personal observations about religion, and examples from the book to support your choice.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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