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 artifact does Nemo show Aronnax that he had recovered from the sea?

2. Briefly describe Ned Land.

3. How does Aronnax find the taste of seaweed cigars?

4. What does Aronnax explain to Ned and Conseil about pearls?

5. What does Nemo inform Aronnax?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe why Ned interrupts Aronnax's reading and what he shows him.

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

4. Briefly detail the problem with the telescope.

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

6. Explain Captain Nemo's attitude toward the men on their first meeting.

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

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

9. What is the unexpected pleasure Nemo gives the three captives near the island of Gilboa?

10. Explain the different opinions Conseil and Aronnax have about Nemo.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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