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. Teabing claims that what painting shows the Holy Grail as a person, not a cup?

2. While Fache is waiting for the safe to be drilled open, he receives a call from whom?

3. Who calls the Direction Centrale Police Judiciaire in an attempt to contact the Teacher?

4. Collet found little of interest, except for a photo of __________ with a list of the Priory of Sion's Grand Masters.

5. Sophie and Langdon find an interesting book about who in the library?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What conclusions can be drawn from the surveillance post in the barn and what questions does it raise?

3. What do you think are Fache's motivations in the book, and what do you think it says about him as a man?

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

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

6. How is symbolism used in this section of the book (Chapters 74-78), to tie up the symbols that were used throughout previous sections of the book?

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

8. What are the reasons that Langdon and Sophie suspect that Jacques passed on his secrets to them as stated in Chapters 59 through 63?

9. What important twist occurs in Chapter 87 and how does the author use it to build suspense?

10. What important things are revealed in Chapters 59 through 63?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Use examples from specific parts of the book to back up your answers to both of the following questions:

Part 1: Discuss Sophie's relationship with her grandfather and how it influenced her choice of work.

Part 2: What other line of work could you picture Sophie in and why?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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