Heart Of Darkness Part 3

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Heart Of Darkness Part 3


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe Kurtz's managerial style.
    • A. 

      He rules by fear, killing or threatening when necessary.

    • B. 

      He makes deals with local chiefs.

    • C. 

      He trades with the locals for their ivory.

    • D. 

      He hunts down elephants himself.

  • 2. 
    What hold does Kurtz have over the Russian?
    • A. 

      He doesn't have any hold over him.

    • B. 

      He uses his voice to mesmerize him.

    • C. 

      He has formed a semi-friendship with him, since he is the only other white man.

    • D. 

      The Russian is captivated by Kurtz's personality.

  • 3. 
    What are the "rounded knobs" surrounding the inner station?
    • A. 

      Decorative pieces of ivory

    • B. 

      Carved religious symbols

    • C. 

      Shrunken heads of Kurtz's opponents

    • D. 

      Skulls of recently killed monkeys

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Kurtz is on a stretcher, yet he commands the native audience.

    • B. 

      Kurtz is extremely tall, yet he has a very small voice.

    • C. 

      The Russian won't let Marlow meet Kurtz, yet he does anyway.

    • D. 

      Kurtz accepts his fate, yet still tries to escape from the natives.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Kurtz has no morals anymore.

    • B. 

      Kurtz isn't long for life on earth.

    • C. 

      Kurtz will soon float away in his own mind.

    • D. 

      Kurtz has attained god-like status.

  • 6. 
    When Marlow leaves, how does he feel about the natives?
    • A. 

      He admires them for their uniqueness.

    • B. 

      He hates them for their cannibalism.

    • C. 

      He is angered by their devotion to Kurtz.

    • D. 

      He can't wait to bring one of them back to Europe.

  • 7. 
    During their trip downriver, Marlow says that Kurtz’s was “an impenetrable darkness.” What does this darkness represent?
    • A. 

      Kurtz's descent into madness.

    • B. 

      Kurtz's despair at never seeing his family again.

    • C. 

      Kurtz's inability to pull himself out of the darkness of his soul.

    • D. 

      Kurtz's wish to hide his evil from the world.

  • 8. 
    What are Kurtz's last words?
    • A. 

      Tell my intended I love her.

    • B. 

      The horror! The horror!

    • C. 

      I can see Jesus!

    • D. 

      Break on through to the other side.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      He feels they will destroy Kurtz's reputation.

    • B. 

      He wants to deliver them himself.

    • C. 

      He doesn't trust the company that made Kurtz go insane.

    • D. 

      He wishes he had died in the Congo and Kurtz's things remind him of that time.

  • 10. 
    How does Marlow see himself as different from Kurtz?
    • A. 

      Kurtz succumbed to the evil of his own desires; Marlow didn't.

    • B. 

      Kurtz was a strong man; Marlow thinks he is weaker of will.

    • C. 

      Marlow is a slave to destiny; Kurtz made his own.

    • D. 

      Marlow wishes he had died in the Congo; Kurtz did that.

  • 11. 
    What lie does Marlow tell at the end of the story?
    • A. 

      He tells Kurtz's intended that her name was the last thing he said before dying.

    • B. 

      He tells the company that Kurtz never did anything wrong.

    • C. 

      He testifies to a court that Kurtz was at fault for a number of killings.

    • D. 

      He tells his Aunt that he has had a wonderful time in Congo.

  • 12. 
    Conrad uses this technique to set up Kurtz's story:
    • A. 

      A frame tale

    • B. 

      A shell game

    • C. 

      A nine-act sequence

    • D. 

      A novella

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      He allowed Kurtz to live life on his own terms at the end.

    • B. 

      He saw the truth of what Kurtz was wrestling with and empathized.

    • C. 

      He delivered bad news for Kurtz at home.

    • D. 

      He took the easy way out of a tough situation.