The Left Hand of Darkness Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens in Orgoreyn after Agraven confronts the Commensals about what they did to Genly?
(a) Many Commensals are replaced, Yegey's party takes control, and Tibe resigns.
(b) The Commensals send assassins to kill Agraven and Tibe is appointed king.
(c) Many Commensals are replaced, Faxe takes control, and Tibe is executed.
(d) Many Commensals are replaced, Obsle's party takes control, and Tibe resigns.

2. Why do Genly and Estraven want to go to Sassinoth?
(a) It is a city of safe refuge; Estraven will be protected and not have to worry about Tibe's men.
(b) It has a transmitter, so Genly will be able to contact the Starship.
(c) It is where Agraven lives at this time of year, and they want an audience with him.
(d) It is where Ashe is now living and Estraven wants to see him and their sons.

3. How does Estraven acquire the initial supplies and food for the winter journey?
(a) He acquires them before freeing Genly and hides them for later access.
(b) He steals them in Turuf.
(c) He goes hunting.
(d) He buys them in Turuf.

4. What does Estraven do with the letter he writes to his son, and why?
(a) He sends it because he misses his son.
(b) He doesn't send it because he disowned his son.
(c) He hand delivers it to his son.
(d) He doesn't send it because it would condemn his son.

5. What is the Karhidish religion's viewpoint on good and evil?
(a) Both good and evil exist.
(b) There is only evil; there is no good.
(c) There is only good; there is no evil.
(d) There is neither good nor evil.

6. What illegal (according to the Law of Cultural Embargo) skill does Genly teach Estraven?
(a) How to understand women.
(b) Levitation.
(c) Interplanetary travel.
(d) Mind-speech.

7. What is the name of the high priest?
(a) Meshe.
(b) Yomesh.
(c) Handdara.
(d) Tuhulme.

8. What happens to Genly shortly after Estraven reappears in Chapter 11 to warn him?
(a) He is arrested and taken to the Pulefen Commensality Farm.
(b) He is arrested and taken to Kundershaden Prison.
(c) He is arrested and deported to Karhide.
(d) He is arrested and sentenced to death.

9. In the beginning, how were the hills and valleys made?
(a) Excrement was pulled out of the ground.
(b) Excrement was pulled out of the sun.
(c) As the ice melted, its movement formed hills and valleys.
(d) Excrement was removed from the sleepers.

10. When Estraven finishes calculating the rations for their winter journey, what parameters does he establish?
(a) Considering the trip is 800 miles, and traveling at a rate of 12 miles a day, they have enough rations for 78 days.
(b) Considering the distance is 400 miles, and they need to travel at a rate of 21 miles a day, they have enough rations for 30 days.
(c) Considering the distance is 400 miles, traveling at a rate of 12 miles a day, they have enough rations for 30 days.
(d) Considering the distance is 800 miles, traveling at a rate of 21 miles a day, they have enough rations for 78 days.

11. How does Estraven succeed in freeing Genly from his captivity?
(a) He hides Genly in a trash barrel and sends him out in a garbage truck.
(b) He knocks Genly out and convinces the guard that Genly is dead and, therefore, must be removed from the camp for burial.
(c) He forges orders that supposedly transfer Genly to another farm.
(d) He digs a hole underneath the perimeter fence and leads Genly to freedom.

12. What is the Orgota religion's viewpoint on good and evil?
(a) There is only good; there is no evil.
(b) There is only evil; there is no good.
(c) Both good and evil exist.
(d) There is neither good nor evil.

13. What do Estraven and Genly do when they arrive at the Bay of Guthen?
(a) They set off on skis.
(b) They convert the sledge to a boat.
(c) They abandon the sledge and make up backpacks.
(d) They put the wheels back on the sledge.

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

15. When Estraven leaves Mishnory under an assumed name and with forged papers, where does he wind up?
(a) Estraven is found out, and is imprisoned for forging his documents.
(b) In the Rotherer Fastness.
(c) In Ethwen.
(d) In Karhide.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of prisoner is Genly?

2. As of the beginning of Chapter 18, for how many days had Genly and Estraven been traveling?

3. What does Estraven's social status change to after he receives the money from Genly?

4. On what day of their trip do Genly and Estraven eventually arrive in Karhide?

5. After Genly is captured and imprisoned in a work camp, what happens to him every five days and what is the consequence?

(see the answer keys)

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