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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. Teabing claims that what painting shows the Holy Grail as a person, not a cup?
2. Langdon remembers one friend named _____________ who knows more about the Grail than anyone?
3. Fache arrives at ________ airport where Teabing's plane had landed earlier.
4. What is the name of Langdon's editor in New York?
5. Teabing returns to demand an explanation from Langdon as to why the news is saying that ______________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Do you agree with Langdon's decision to go to Teabing's, in Chapters 50 through 54? Why or why not?
2. How and why has Vernet's attitude changed and what does it mean for Langdon and Sophie in this section?
3. What is the major plot twist in Chapters 96 through 100?
4. What reason does Langdon figure out that caused Fache to frame Langdon for murder?
5. What does the rain, as Silas enters Opus Dei, seem to symbolize?
6. What do you think are Fache's motivations in the book, and what do you think it says about him as a man?
7. Explain why you do or do not feel bad for Silas.
8. What important twist occurs in Chapter 87 and how does the author use it to build suspense?
9. What does Teabing point out about the painting of The Last Supper and what questions does it raise?
10. Why does Langdon feel that the riddle on the inlay was written in English?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Choose one of the following people and describe, in detail, the inner conflicts of his/her character using several examples from the book:
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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