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. What do sailors take from a dead whale?

2. What invitation does Nemo extend to Aronnax?

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

4. What does it appear Nemo is looking for?

5. Where does it appear that Nemo is heading?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where does Aronnax finally come to?

3. Describe the light reflecting off the ice as seen from inside the Nautilus and the problem it creates.

4. Describe Aronnax's concern about making it to the Pole on time.

5. Mention Aronnax's problem just before the Nautilus clears the surface.

6. What does Nemo tell Aronnax about the sunken ship he has come to see?

7. Relate the dire prediction Nemo makes as a worst case scenario when they are stuck under the ice.

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

9. Explain how Conseil recognizes Ned Land's restlessness.

10. How are the feelings of Aronnax somewhat mixed about Captain Nemo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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 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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