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Themes in Heart of Darkness Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding colonialism in Heart of Darkness?

Question 2 2. Which question can help determine the book's ultimate viewpoint?

Question 3 3. In Heart of Darkness, what does the Congolese jungle represent?

Question 4 4. Early in Heart Of darkness, to where does Marlow refer as one of the dark places of the earth?

Question 5 5. What is the primary criticism made of Heart of Darkness?

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Question 6 6. In Heart of Darkness, how were natives punished for breaking colonist laws?

Question 7 7. In Heart Of Darkness, how does Marlow feel when he reflects on the dying condition of Kurtz?

Question 8 8. In Heart of Darkness, if the wilderness symbolizes the subconscious, what does civilization symbolize?

Question 9 9. In Heart of Darkness, what is the state of the earlier coastal outposts Marlow passes?

Question 10 10. Which statement best summarizes the positive reading of Heart of Darkness?

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Question 11 11. In Heart of Darkness, what are the two knitting women using to knit?

Question 12 12. What is one of the major aspects of the colonialism in Heart of Darkness?

Question 13 13. In Heart Of Darkness, what does Marlow see at the Outer Station?

Question 14 14. In the beginning of Heart Of Darkness, how does the sailor describe the night?

Question 15 15. Who wrote 'An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness'?

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Question 16 16. In Heart of Darkness, why does Kurtz go mad?

Question 17 17. In Heart Of Darkness, with what are the two women knitting?

Question 18 18. In Heart of Darkness, what is the connection between the Congolese wilderness and the subconscious mind?

Question 19 19. In Heart of Darkness, where do we see an example of a more permanent settlement?

Question 20 20. In Heart Of darkness, where are the offices of The Company located?

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Question 21 21. In Heart Of Darkness, how does Conrad use darkness?

Question 22 22. What is one helpful approach for understanding the theme of madness in Heart of Darkness?

Question 23 23. In Heart Of Darkness, how does Kurtz speak to Marlow?

Question 24 24. In Heart Of Darkness, what symbol does Conrad use to personify evil?

Question 25 25. What type of literary criticism reads stories in light of the political, socioeconomic, and psychological consequences left over from European control?

Themes in Heart of Darkness Chapter Exam Instructions

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