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. How does Land react to the steward who comes into the room after he wakes up?

2. What meat does Land manage to kill to take back to the Nautilus?

3. What does Aronnax insist they thought they were hunting and attacking?

4. What does Nemo show Aronnax in his own quarters?

5. What does Conseil think Captain Nemo is?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Relate Aronnax's encounter with the strange man.

3. What does Aronnax observe that explains Nemo's vast wealth?

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

5. From the small submarine, tell what Aronnax observes in an underwater cemetery.

6. Why is Aronnax concerned about the savages and what does Nemo do about it?

7. Tell about the first thing Captain Nemo allows Aronnax to see on the Nautilus.

8. Describe how the three men are treated when they first come on board the Nautilus.

9. How are Aronnax and Conseil saved from drowning after falling off the Abraham Lincoln?

10. Describe the men's first view of the undersea world.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the wonders of the ocean. In your essay discuss the sights and marine life Jules Verne describes which had never been seen but have proven to be incredibly accurate, though maybe not as large as Verne describes some of the species. Also include the vast natural resources that have yet to be tapped from the ocean.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on why Captain Nemo qualifies as an anti-hero. You will need to include such things as moments of compassion as contrasted with emotional coldness. Also point out the exceptional accomplishments of the anti-hero and the combination of positive and negative actions the anti-hero exhibits.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about conserving biological species such as the whales. Include Nemo's argument with Ned Land that killing just for the sake of killing is wrong. Mention also that Jules Verne was writing a hundred years before many species of whale became endangered from over fishing.

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