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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the Gobrin Ice Plateau like, according to Genly's notes?
2. How long ago did the High Priest compose the sayings in Chapter 12?
3. What is the name of the first Karhidish village to which Genly and Estraven come?
4. What happens when Genly speaks before the Thirty-Three?
5. What happens in Orgoreyn after Agraven confronts the Commensals about what they did to Genly?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Think about the way Genly and other political prisoners are treated, how they are transported, how they are fed, and how--as well as where--they are housed. What real-life groups of people who behaved and were treated similarly, during what period of history, do the Orgota and their prisoners resemble? In your response, make sure you quote passages from Chapter 13 and show how they parallel the real-life event or events you choose to discuss.
Essay Topic 2
Explain how the different viewpoints concerning good and evil expressed by the Orgota religion, Yomesh, and the Karhidish religion, Handdara, affect how each country treats Genly Ai, at least on the surface.
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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