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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book Three, Chapters 1-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was Van born?
(a) Germany.
(b) Switzerland.
(c) Italy.
(d) Austria.

2. Who is the chaperone when Van visits Ada at school?
(a) Marina.
(b) No one.
(c) The headmistress.
(d) Cordula.

3. Why does the governess decide to stay in bed for five days?
(a) She has sprained her wrist.
(b) She has strained her back.
(c) She has broken her ankle.
(d) She has bruised her ribs.

4. What names does Nabokov use for the world of the novel?
(a) Shadia and Paradisia.
(b) Elysium and Hel.
(c) Terrafirma and Terraductile.
(d) Demonia and Antiterra.

5. Which of the following authors do Van and Ada like?
(a) Herr Masoch.
(b) Marquis de Sade.
(c) Heinrch Muller.
(d) Rabelais.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Ada want to give Lucette a bath?

2. Where does Van track down Rack?

3. Who does Van challenge to a duel?

4. How long does Van spend in Cordula's Manhattan flat?

5. How does the blind Spencer Muldoon describe colors?

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