Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Test | Final 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. As the Nautilus rounds Gibraltar, how far does Aronnax say they have traveled?

2. What does Aronnax suggest the Nautilus needs?

3. What does Aronnax wonder about Nemo's manuscript?

4. What does Aronnax know about what happened to the Nautilus?

5. Why does Aronnax regret trying to escape from Nemo?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Aronnax finally come to?

2. How does Nemo react when Aronnax comments that the treasure they find is not used for a noble purpose?

3. What prevents the men from escaping in the Mediterranean?

4. What is it that Aronnax sees by the red glow of an underwater volcano?

5. How does Conseil get wounded?

6. Explain the attitude of the three prisoners after the South Pole visit.

7. After testing how deep the Nautilus can go, describe what happens.

8. What happens when Nemo sees Land trying to signal an approaching ship?

9. Explain Nemo's bizarre behavior during a hurricane.

10. Write about the man made marvel they observed under the sea.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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 Evaluate the importance of fact and historical reference to make a story believable.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.

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