Under Western Eyes by Conrad: Summary & Overview


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In Under Western Eyes, who does Razumov betray at the beginning of the novel?

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1. In Under Western Eyes, what happens when Razumov finally confesses his betrayal?

2. In Under Western Eyes, how is Razumov so easily recruited to work as a spy for the Russian Empire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Under Western Eyes tells the tragic story of a student who is recruited to spy for the Russian government. See what you know about the plot and characters involved in this text by completing this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on the following from Under Western Eyes:

  • Who Razumov falls in love with
  • Why Razumov is sent to Geneva
  • The effects of Razumov's confession of betrayal

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to identify why Razumov was easy to recruit as a spy for the Russian Empire
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Under Western Eyes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about who Razumov betrays at the beginning of the novel

Additional Learning

Under Western Eyes by Conrad: Summary & Overview is a lesson that will teach you about the text. The covered objectives include:

  • Understand Razumov's personal conflict
  • Know who Haldin is
  • Review Razumov's downfall