Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
Write an essay on the comparison of a book to a movie adaptation. After watching the movie, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, evaluate how closely the film version adheres to the novel. Include reasons that screenplays are limited in what they can depict on the screen.
Write an essay about the importance of research in writing a novel. Evaluate the importance of fact and historical reference to make a story believable. Also mention the part folklore and superstition play in making a novel both interesting and believable. Discuss how a writer like Verne can describe accurately such things as harpooning a whale without ever having had the experience personally.
Write an essay on terror. In your essay use as illustrations the battle with the giant squid, the near death experience under the antarctic ice, the sudden attack of the savages on Gilboa Island, and the maelstrom at the end of the novel.
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