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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness


by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Left Hand of Darkness? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What device allows Genly Ai to instantly communicate with any Ekumen planet?

A Shifgrethor
His Space Ship
The Ansible
See, you take two tin cans and a bit of string….
Q. According to the Handdara religion, you can only walk safely with light and what else?

A walking stick
Q. What aspect of the Gethenians represents unity from opposites?

Their androgyny
Their avoidance of war
Their acceptance of outsiders
Their two heads
Q. What symbol occurs at the beginning and the end of the novel?

The Palace
The Keystone
The Port of Erhenrang
The Captain American shield
Q. What Earth symbol does Ai draw for Estraven?

The recycling logo
An ankh
Yin and yang
A crucifix