Lord Jim by Conrad: Summary & Overview


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'Lord Jim' was written by whom?

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1. Jim is haunted by the memory of what?

2. Lord Jim is set during what era?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The novel, Lord Jim, explores the main character's long quest for redemption in a world where the deck has been stacked against him by politics and fate. This quiz and lesson will help you understand the novel's plot, characters and themes and its reputation as one of the most important literary accomplishments of the 20th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment of Lord Jim, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • Jim's early failure at sea
  • The narrative structure of the novel
  • The novel's setting and era
  • Central themes in Lord Jim
  • Jim's attempt to begin a new life
  • The author of Lord Jim

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on the novel, Lord Jim
  • Interpreting information - ensure you can read an overview of the novel's plot, characters and themes and understand the main points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the themes explored through the character of Jim

Additional Learning

For more details on this novel, read the lesson, Lord Jim: Summary & Overview. The lesson sets the following goals:

  • Outline the plot of the novel, Lord Jim
  • Describe the novel's portrayal of humanity and fate
  • Examine the significance of the main character's lack of a surname
  • Explain the structure of the novel
  • Understand the significance of the novel's various settings