The Da Vinci Code Trivia Quiz

Think you’re a historian on par with Teabing? Test your knowledge on the art and historical references in The Da Vinci Code to see how well you fare.

Leonardo da Vinci’s real name was:

Leonardo Bonhomme
Just simply Leonardo
Leonardo da Vincenzo

Leonardo’s famous drawing of Vitruvian Man was meant to be:

A study on the proportions of human anatomy
The husband of Mona Lisa
Symbolic of the pentagram; the five points of life

In The Da Vinci Code, the book’s historian, Leigh Teabing, states that the Hebrew male deity Jehovah had a female counterpart Shekinah. What is the modern English translation of the word Shekinah?

“The one who dwells”
a feminine form of the Hebrew noun for god
“I am who I am”

Sophie’s character picks up one of Leonardo’s paintings “the Virgin of the Rocks” described as a five foot tall painting commissioned by the nuns of the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception. As she pulls the canvas away from the wall it flexes dangerously. Why is this impossible?

The painting is not five feet tall
The painting is not at the Louvre, but in London
The Louvre’s security would make touching the painting impossible

Mary Magdalene, of whom much of the mystery of The Da Vinci Code lies, was actually:

A former prostitute who became a follower of Jesus
A former demoniac who became a follower of Jesus
Both a prostitute and demoniac who followed Jesus

The Council of Nicaea was called by the Roman Emperor Constantine in which year?

322 A.D.
325 A.D.
352 A.D.

The earliest Christian documents that we have copies of are:

The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Nag Hammadi Library
The books of the New Testament

Legends of the Holy Grail stretch back as far as:

In 1096 when the Knights Templar first formed
Various Christian sects during the first three centuries after Christ
In French fiction written in the late twelfth century.

The Holy Grail, as revealed in the book is:

A collection of secret documents related to Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene

Remains of Mary Magdalene

A secret society formed to strengthen the beliefs of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene

 

The Priory of Sion is considered as:

An organization formed to protect the descendants of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene

A secret society formed in support of the Holy Grail

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In the movie, the character Silas is an albino assassin working for the Catholic organization Opus Dei. An albino would be a poor choice for an assassin because:

Being an albino would make him too noticeable in crowds
Albinos don’t really exist
Albinism causes poor eyesight

The character Robert Langdon is described as a symbologist from Harvard. Brown based this character on:

Interviews with symbologists
His own study of symbology at Harvard
Nothing – it is completely fictional

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