The Left Hand of Darkness Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens during Estraven and Genly's descent of Mount Dremegole?

2. What is the Orgota religion's viewpoint on good and evil?

3. Whom does Estraven believe the people of Orgoreyn fear?

4. Whom does Genly visit at the end of spring?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Near the end of Chapter 5, Faxe tells Genly that the "uncertainty of life makes life possible." Think about what this means, and explain how the uncertainty of life makes life possible. Use examples from the novel, as well as an uncertain time in your own life, as an example.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 14, Genly's prejudice against the Gethenians is plainly apparent. How does this prejudice hamper his mission to convince Gethen to become part of the Ekumen of Known Worlds? Please provide examples from the novel that illustrate his prejudice, and that show how his prejudice keeps interfering with the accomplishment of his mission.

Essay Topic 3

Was it a necessary or a needless thing for Estraven to allow Tibe's men to kill him? Why or why not? Did Estraven allow his death to happen in order to protect Genly, or did he commit suicide to avoid deportation to Orgoreyn? Please support your answers with specific references to the text.

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