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. Silas approaches what in the church?

2. How many men await Bishop Aringarosa in the conference room?

3. Sophie and Langdon are at the train station, and Sophie asks Langdon to use his credit card to buy two tickets on the first train doing what?

4. According to Langdon, some claim that there are hidden messages, double entendres, and allusions within what?

5. "So Dark the Con of Man" is the message written on what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Langdon seem to be trusting Sophie more and do you agree with his decision to do so?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Part 1: What does the Holy Grail represent to most people in real life?

Part 2: What does the Holy Grail represent in the book?

Part 3: Which representation of the Holy Grail do you think would have the most benefits for mankind and why?

Part 4: Which representation of the Holy Grail do you think would harm mankind most and why?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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