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. Vernet tells Sophie and Langdon that what organization has been called and is on the way?

2. Knowing that he has put _________ at risk, Silas prays for forgiveness and begins his ritual of Discipline.

3. Sophie says that the series of numbers left by the curator is called what?

4. How did Sophie's family die?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What is Langdon's reaction to the murder, up to the end of Chapter 5?

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

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

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

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

One of the things that Dan Brown implies in the book is that religious beliefs are always flawed or, at least, incomplete in some way. Do you agree with that opinion? Use examples from both the book and real life to explain why or why not.

Essay Topic 3

In the book, there is quite a bit of corruption within the Opus Dei order. What major real life organizations might that be compared to and in what ways? Use examples from both the book and real life to support your answers.

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