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. Sophie and Langdon move quickly toward what at the museum?

2. A driver in a black Fiat sedan picks up ___________ at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport?

3. At the museum, Robert is met by Captain ________.

4. The phone number that Sophie gives to Langdon is for whose personal answering machine?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Do you think Sophie was justified in throwing the police tracking dot out the window and trying to hide Langdon's escape from the police?

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

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

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

6. What is foreshadowing and how does foreshadowing begin to play into the story, especially with regard to Langdon?

7. What is the significance of Friday the 13th according to this section of the book?

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

9. How is the relationship between Silas and Aringarosa expanded upon in Chapters 39 through 41, and what might the consequences be?

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

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

The author, Dan Brown, uses plot twists quite often in the book. Describe, in detail, your favorite plot twist. Why was it your favorite? What new information did it provide? What old information did it nullify? Also, how different do you feel the book would have been, had that plot twist not existed?

Essay Topic 3

Do you feel that major mysteries such as a the mystery of the Holy Grail were meant to be solved, or do you think that they are too dangerous to pursue or better left unsolved? What are the implications of solving major world mysteries such as the Holy Grail, alien invasions or the Bermuda Triangle, both good and bad? Use examples from life and from the story to back up your stance on solving world mysteries.

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