The Da Vinci Code Test | Final 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. Which of the following is one of the people the surveillance equipment in the barn is set up to listen to?

2. Langdon has the final message safely in ____________ and the gun trained on Teabing.

3. What allows Langdon and Sophie to escape in the armored truck when they are held at gunpoint?

4. Langdon says that, throughout history, two groups pursue what object?

5. Teabing's theory is that the knight in the next clue was one of what group?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the cryptex and how is it discovered?

2. Explain the encounter between Langdon, Sophie and Teabing and the police at the airport.

3. What does Langdon think is significant about the cryptex?

4. How do Sophie and Teabing manage to save the keystone when Silas attacks them in Teabing's home?

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

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

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

8. Why does Langdon feel that the riddle on the inlay was written in English?

9. How does this section of the book (Chapters 74-78) help Sophie to understand her grandfather and help the reader to understand Sophie better?

10. Do you agree with Langdon's decision to go to Teabing's, in Chapters 50 through 54? Why or why not?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

In the book, there is quite a bit of corruption within the Opus Dei order. What major real life organizations might that be compared to and in what ways? Use examples from both the book and real life to support your answers.

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