Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 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 famous historical figure does Nemo discuss with Aronnax?

2. What nationalities does Aronnax guess the captors to be?

3. What makes Aronnax, Conseil, and Ned Land very happy?

4. How long do Conseil and Ned think they have been asleep when they finally wake up?

5. What happens to the small boat when the wounded animal attacks?

Short Essay Questions

1. When the Nautilus gets stuck in the Great Ice Barrier, how do Aronnax and Nemo see things differently?

2. Explain the situation after the three men eat and fall asleep.

3. How does Captain Nemo explain the electricity on the Nautilus?

4. Explain Aronnax's anxiety over asking for their freedom.

5. What prevents the men from escaping in the Mediterranean?

6. What happens when Nemo sees Land trying to signal an approaching ship?

7. How does Nemo react when Aronnax comments that the treasure they find is not used for a noble purpose?

8. Relate Ned's heightened anxiety after the battle with the giant squid.

9. How are the feelings of Aronnax somewhat mixed about Captain Nemo?

10. What is Nemo's behavior after he watches the destruction of the gunship?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on scientific deduction versus practical experience. As a starting point refer to Aronnax's calculations that cause him to conclude the goal they are looking for is probably a large deep sea animal versus Ned Land's practical experience that makes him sure it is not some kind of creature.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on weaknesses you see in the plot line of TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. Include how Nemo is never fully explained which makes it difficult to accept the forced imprisonment of Aronnax, Conseil, and Ned Land.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on character development in a novel. Include which of the characters appear to be one-dimensional and which characters are drawn with more detail. Mention the reason that some characters receive more attention than others.

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