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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of whom does Harry think, “You said that you could write about these people; that you were not really of them but a spy in their country”?
(a) The very poor
(b) The very weak-minded
(c) The very noble
(d) The very rich

2. What composer does Harry say to his companion “wrote the words and music. This knowledge that you’re going mad for me”?
(a) Franz Joseph Haydn
(b) Stephen Sondheim
(c) Cole Porter
(d) Irving Berlin

3. Of Harry’s companion, the narrator says, “She loved anything that was exciting, that involved a change of scene, where there were new people and where things were” what?
(a) Pleasant
(b) Interesting
(c) Complicated
(d) A struggle

4. How would you describe the narrator of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”?
(a) It is related from a first-person, omniscient narrator
(b) It is related from a third-person, limited narrator
(c) It is related from a third-person, omniscient narrator
(d) It is related from a first-person, limited narrator

5. Who is described as having owned the guns in the log house that Harry describes to his companion as she dictates in the second half of the story?
(a) Harry’s great-grandfather
(b) Harry’s uncle
(c) Harry’s grandfather
(d) Harry’s father

Short Answer Questions

1. How far does Harry recall driving by sled to town with the chore boy and the corpse of the man that beat the chore boy in his memories of the ranch?

2. What is Harry’s mistress’s reply when he says in the beginning of the story, “I don’t want to move. There is no sense in moving now except to make it easier for you”?

3. The author notes in the preface to the story that the frozen carcass of what animal lies close to the western summit of Kilimanjaro?

4. One of Harry’s flashbacks describes a trip for Anatolia. On this trip, Harry remembers making an attack with the newly arrived officers from where?

5. Near Harry and his mistress’s camp under the trees, the narrator describes a nearly dry water hole where what animals come to in the mornings?

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