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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of Harry, the narrator says, “It was never what he had done, but always” what?
(a) What he said he would do
(b) What he had regretted
(c) What he could do
(d) What he thought

2. What does Harry regret having done “so much that he blunted the edge of his perceptions”?
(a) Drinking
(b) Gambling
(c) Gossiping
(d) Drugs

3. How long ago was it that Harry scratched himself, leading ultimately to his current condition?
(a) 2 days ago
(b) 2 weeks ago
(c) 1 week ago
(d) 5 days ago

4. The name of the western summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro translates to what in English, according to the author’s preface to the story?
(a) The Palace of Kings
(b) The Den of the Dragon
(c) The House of God
(d) The Scaffold of Life

5. 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?
(a) North Korea
(b) Constantine
(c) Israel
(d) Peru

Short Answer Questions

1. Harry scratched himself as he and his companion were moving forward to photograph what animals?

2. 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?

3. How many winters does the narrator say Harry lived in the Arlberg?

4. When dictating to his companion, Harry describes riding a bike up the only asphalted street in his quarter of Paris which led to a tall hotel where who had died?

5. In one of Harry’s flashbacks, he recalls talking to a member of the Kaiser Jägers above the saw-mill about the attack on Perticara and where?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Harry’s memory of the officer named Williamson. What did Harry give Williamson?

2. What memory does Harry first flashback to after awakening from his nap in the story?

3. How are the “real world” and “dream world” differentiated through the narrative style at the ending of the story?

4. How are Harry’s memories in the story related to the image depicted in the author’s preface?

5. How does Harry explain the circumstances that have led him to this fate?

6. What was Harry doing when he became scratched by a thorn in the story? What is ironic about this situation and Harry’s ensuing ailment?

7. How would you characterize the relationship between Harry and his companion? What is their greatest obstacle as a couple?

8. What does the gangrene in Harry’s leg represent symbolically in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”?

9. What does the reader learn about Harry from his flashbacks to Paris? What authors are alluded to in this section?

10. What does Harry think about when he awakens alone after a nap in the story? Where has his companion gone?

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