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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 shows Sophie passages from the _____________ that talked about Magdalene as Christ's spouse.
2. Sophie, Langdon and Teabing have to fabricate a story in order for whom to let them in at 7:30 in the morning?
3. Vernet tells Langdon and Sophie that he has a duty to protect what?
4. Teabing tells of how books of the Bible were chosen by whom?
5. When Remy joins Silas in the driver's seat of the limo, he puts up a partition. Not long after, Silas's cell phone rings with a call from whom?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Langdon feel that the riddle on the inlay was written in English?
2. Explain why you do or do not feel bad for Silas.
3. How do Sophie and Teabing manage to save the keystone when Silas attacks them in Teabing's home?
4. What interesting religious opinions does Teabing reveal to Sophie in this section?
5. How does this section of the book (Chapters 74-78) help Sophie to understand her grandfather and help the reader to understand Sophie better?
6. What surprising twist does the story take with regard to Remy, and how might it change future events?
7. How does the relationship between Langdon and Sophie change, in Chapters 79 through 84, and what events are foreshadowed that may cause them to have conflicting views?
8. How, in this section, does the author emphasize the implications of finding the Holy Grail?
9. What do you think are Fache's motivations in the book, and what do you think it says about him as a man?
10. What important twist occurs in Chapter 87 and how does the author use it to build suspense?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author, Dan Brown, uses plot twists quite often in the book. Describe, in detail, your favorite plot twist. Why was it your favorite? What new information did it provide? What old information did it nullify? Also, how different do you feel the book would have been, had that plot twist not existed?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Do you feel that major mysteries such as a the mystery of the Holy Grail were meant to be solved, or do you think that they are too dangerous to pursue or better left unsolved? What are the implications of solving major world mysteries such as the Holy Grail, alien invasions or the Bermuda Triangle, both good and bad? Use examples from life and from the story to back up your stance on solving world mysteries.
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