Conrad's Heart of Darkness: Plot, Characters, and Style


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Why was Conrad's Heart of Darkness so easily adaptable into the film Apocalypse Now?

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1. The storytelling device used to set up Conrad's Heart of Darkness is called _____.

2. Which answer choice best reflects the main plot of Conrad's Heart of Darkness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you to measure how well you have retained the details from the lesson related to the style and substance of Conrad's novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will measure your understanding of:

  • The storytelling device Conrad used
  • Plot structure and dialogue in the novel
  • Motive(s) of Charles Marlow
  • Legacy of the novel and how it inspired other art
  • Literature themes in Heart of Darkness

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will challenge your skills in:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Heart of Darkness lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the plot, characters and events of the novel
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of symbolism to understand the story

Additional Learning

In addition to these assessments, work through the associated lesson called Conrad's Heart of Darkness: Plot, Characters, and Style to learn more about this famous novel. This lesson will cover these objectives:

  • Distinguish the writing style of Joseph Conrad
  • Understand the events of the story
  • Discover the impact of this novel on the greater culture
  • Follow the story structure
  • Understand thematic elements