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 necessity to suspend belief while reading science fiction. While submarines were possible in the 1800's, nothing like Nemo's Nautilus was even dreamed of. The amount of supplies in the Nautilus, the unspecified number of crewmen, and the advanced technological instruments should be included in your essay.
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.
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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