Mid-Book 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 are the economic conditions of Getheren's homeland, before and after he takes back his name and shadow?
2. What happens for the first time in Chapter 6?
3. In Chapter 1, who is Pemmer Harge rem ir Tibe ('Tibe' for short) described as?
4. How long does Genly's journey to Rer, which is described in Chapter 5, take?
5. Could the Foretellers answer the Lord of Shorth's question? What happened?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Getheren 'took back his name and shadow,' what effect did it have on Shath and why?
2. What happens to a pregnant Gethenian's body?
3. Why are the non-human prisoners drugged, aside from interrogation purposes?
4. What is the Thangering Fastness?
5. What is different about the love in the fable told in Chapter 9?
6. Why does the First Ekumen send only one representative (Genly) to King Argaven to conduct negotiations with him on its behalf?
7. What is the date of the parade?
8. What does Genly do during the time it takes him to journey to the border between Karhide and Orgoreyn? How is he treated during his travels?
9. What is the significance of the completion of the Arch of River Gate?
10. What piece of advice does Estraven give Genly while explaining to him what the king will do once he receives word of Genly's capture?
Essay Topic 1
Chapter 7 helps us see that Genly's pride is making development of a relationship and negotiations with the Gethenians difficult. Please explain, in your own words, how his pride is hurting his efforts. Use examples from previous chapters to support your statements.
Essay Topic 2
How does Estraven continue to work to help Genly see the truth of what he is telling him, as well as to convince Genly that Estraven is on his side? Back your statements up with excerpts from the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Think about Estraven's statement regarding patriotism, "What is love of one's country; is it hate of one's uncountry? Then it's not a good thing." How do the inhabitants of Orgoreyn, and those of Karhide, show their patriotism for their respective countries? Back your statements up with excerpts from the novel, then compare and contrast both Orgoreyn and Karhide's expressions of patriotism with how patriotism is expressed and displayed in your own country. What do you think is good about how Orgoreyn and Karhide express their patriotism that perhaps should be adopted in your country, and what about how patriotism is expressed in your country should be adopted by Orgoreyn and Karhide (if that were possible)?
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