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 last name of Jacques who dies in the beginning of the book?

2. What is the profession of Andre Vernet?

3. Langdon asks Sophie if the letters _____ mean anything to her and Sophie remembers seeing them on a key.

4. Who does Silas follow deep into the church?

5. Sophie gives Langdon a slip of paper with a phone number and what on it?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What surprising twist does the story take with regard to Remy, and how might it change future events?

3. Who shoots Aringarosa and what are the implications of that?

4. Explain why you do or do not feel bad for Silas.

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

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

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

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

9. How and why has Vernet's attitude changed and what does it mean for Langdon and Sophie in this section?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Possible corruption within law enforcement is a major part of the book's plot, as we are lead to believe that Fache is the Teacher for quite a while. Name and describe in detail two methods that you would implement in order to cut back on the possibility of corruption in a police organization.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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