The Left Hand of Darkness Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17, An Orgota Creation Myth.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Genly do during his time in Otherhord, while he is waiting to be taken to the Foretellers?
(a) Genly assists in the communal work of field labor, gardening, woodcutting, and maintenance.
(b) Genly tries to convince Otherhord to become part of the Ekumen.
(c) Genly is apprenticed to the blacksmith.
(d) Genly works in the village's general store.

2. What does Estraven do once he learns of his exile?
(a) Estraven writes to his former kemmering, telling him to sell certain valuables so that their sons will have money.
(b) He sends a telegram to Genly to ask for his help.
(c) He attempts to murder Tibe.
(d) He writes to his former kemmering to ask if he can join him in the Orgny Fastness.

3. Where does the story in Chapter 2 take place?
(a) Orgoreyn.
(b) Karhide.
(c) The Hearth of Orhoch.
(d) The Hearth of Shath.

4. Why, after Estraven's successful pesthry hunt, does it become more difficult for him and Genly to travel for the next several days?
(a) The weather changes from snow to rain, turning the snow to mush.
(b) Genly has constant diarrhea because the pesthry didn't agree with him.
(c) The sledge breaks down and everything on it has be be carried by hand.
(d) A blizzard begins, lasting nine days.

5. Around the time of the earthquake, what does Estraven notice that Genly is repressing himself from doing?
(a) Laughing.
(b) Urinating.
(c) Crying.
(d) Eating.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Karhidish religion's viewpoint on good and evil?

2. Two nights and one day after Estraven and Stokven become kemmers, Estraven is attacked by a party from Stok and presumed killed. Stokven tells his countrymen what to do with Estraven's body. Did they follow Stokven's orders?

3. What is the monogamous partnership between two Gethenians called?

4. What is the name of Lord Berosty's kemmering?

5. How does Estraven acquire the initial supplies and food for the winter journey?

(see the answer key)

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