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

2. The sister does not know who she is calling, just that she has been given the instructions to call by whom?

3. What part of the museum has become the command center for the investigation?

4. Sophie knew that the only way she was going to save Langdon was to get him to _________ before Fache could arrest him.

5. What is the albino's name?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What sort of background information does Langdon give on Da Vinci in this section of the book?

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

7. Why does Fache dislike Sophie, in Chapters 9 and 10, and do you agree with his assessment? Why or why not?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Symbolism is a major theme of the Da Vinci Code, especially with regard to religion. Choose any three symbols from the book and explain what we are told that they stand for in the book. Also, explain whether or not you agree with the explanation of each. Use examples from the book and, if necessary, real life, to back up your answers.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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