Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 about clues throughout the novel that point to Nemo's war on war. As illustrations, point out Nemo's different attitude toward commercial ships and warships beginning with his statements early on about the Scotia and the Abraham Lincoln. Make the connection about Jule Verne's feelings about war.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the importance of imagination for writing science fiction. Base your essay on the fact that Jules Verne was writing in the 19th century about scientific ideas that have been achieved remarkably similar to his imaginative novels of his day.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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