'The Da Vinci Code' Quiz

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Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" was a best-selling blend of cryptography, Christianity and controversy. Think you know the whole story? Take our quiz to find out!

What school does Robert Langdon work for?

Langdon is a professor of symbology at Harvard when he is drawn into a quest for the holy grail in "The Da Vinci Code."

What is the name of Jacques Sauniere's granddaughter?

Sophie Neveu is a French cryptologist who helps Langdon as he searches for the grail.

What does Sophie believe that the PS in "PS Find Robert Langdon" stand for?

Sophie believes that the PS in her grandfather's message refers to her childhood nickname, Princess Sophie.

True or false: Silas is secretly working for Robert Langdon.

Albino monk Silas is working for Leigh Teabing, an expert on the holy grail and a supposed friend of Langdon.

True or false: The Knights Templar was a real organization.

The Knights Templar was a 12th century military order whose history is fairly well-documented.

True or false: The Priory of Sion still exists today.

This is false. The Priory was allegedly founded in 1099 in Jerusalem, though there's no concrete evidence that the organization ever existed.

True or false: Opus Dei is a real organization.

As described in "The Da Vinci Code," Opus Dei is a real religious order that was founded in 1928.

Which of these groups does Silas belong to?

Silas is a monk and a devout member of Opus Dei.

What painting does Sophie threaten to destroy?

Sophie threatens to put her knee through "Madonna of the Rocks" to help Robert Langdon escape from the Louvre Museum.

True or false: There is a disembodied hand in "The Last Supper" that no one can identify.

While "The Da Vinci Code" makes a big deal about a disembodied hand wielding a dagger, experts agree that the hand clearly belongs to Peter, who is holding the dagger in defense of Jesus.

Whose tomb do Robert and Sophie visit at Westminster Abbey?

Robert and Sophie head to Isaac Newton's tomb at Westminster Abbey as they work to solve Sauniere's puzzle.

What is missing from Newton's tomb?

Langdon works out that Newton's tomb is missing an orb (an apple) that turns out to be the password to a mysterious cryptex.

True or false: Robert Langdon learns that he is a descendent of Jesus.

Robert helps Sophie figure out her grandfather's puzzle. She learns that she is a descendent of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

What was the name of Jesus and Mary's child, according to "The Da Vinci Code"?

"The Da Vinci Code" made a bold claim with the idea that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had a child named Sarah.

What is the holy grail, according to the novel?

The novel suggests that the holy grail is actually the remains of Mary Magdalene.

How many copies of "The Da Vinci Code" were sold?

Dan Brown sold more than 80 million copies of his book around the globe, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

Where does Langdon believe that the holy grail is buried?

At the end of the novel, Langdon kneels before the bones of Mary Magdalene, which are buried beneath the glass pyramid at the Louvre.

According to the novel, who sits to the right of Jesus in "The Last Supper"?

While most historians believe that John sits to the right of Jesus, "The Da Vinci Code" suggests that the feminine figure is actually Mary Magdalene.

Where does Silas see the brass Rose Line?

Before the prime meridian was established in Greenwich, England, the line was represented by a brass line running through Saint-Sulpice.

True or false: Temple Church is located in Lyon, France.

Temple Church, with its unusual round design, is in London.

True or false: Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar.

During the 12th century, the Knights Templar built Temple Church to protect pilgrims who were traveling to and from Jerusalem.

Where is Rosslyn Chapel located?

Rosslyn is in Scotland. While there, Sophie discovers that her grandmother and brother are still alive.

What year was the movie version of "The Da Vinci Code" released?

The film came out in 2006 and grossed more than $750 million at the box office.

Who played Robert Langdon in the film?

Tom Hanks took on the role of Robert Langdon, with Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu.

True or false: You can decipher "The Last Supper" for yourself at the Louvre in Paris.

Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting "The Last Supper" is actually located in a convent in Milan.

What book came after "The Da Vinci Code" in the Robert Langdon series?

"The Da Vinci Code" was followed by "The Lost Symbol," which came out in 2009.

What does Sophie find behind the painting "Madonna of the Rocks"?

Sophie finds the key to her grandfather's bank box behind "Madonna of the Rocks" at the Louvre.

True or false: Alexander Pope buried Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey.

Despite the book's claims, Newton was not interred by Alexander Pope, though Pope did write a poem about him.

True or false: Dan Brown emerged victorious against a lawsuit claiming he stole the idea for "The Da Vinci Code."

While the author of "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" filed a lawsuit against Brown, the courts found that Brown did not violate copyright law when penning his novel.

True or false: The novel "Angels & Demons" was a prequel to "The Da Vinci Code."

"Angels & Demons" was a prequel to "The Da Vinci Code," though the "Angels & Demons" film actually ended up as a sequel, not a prequel.

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