Ada; or, Ardor: A Family Chronicle Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book Five, Chapters 1-6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is done with Marina's body after she dies?
(a) It is buried next to her husband.
(b) It is donated to science.
(c) It is buried at Ardis Hall.
(d) It is cremated.

2. What causes both Van and Ada to rush back to the house?
(a) They've forgotten a visitor is arriving.
(b) They are afraid they've left their diaries out.
(c) Rain has started to pour down.
(d) They are angry and want to each be alone.

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

4. What type of fur coat does Ada wear?
(a) Rabbit.
(b) Mink.
(c) Fox.
(d) Sea otter.

5. When Demon is sixty, how old is his Spanish lover?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Ten.
(c) Seventeen.
(d) Fourteen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What figures are prominent in Ada's early memories of learning about male anatomy and sex?

2. How do Ada and Van keep their correspondence secret?

3. What day does Ada's husband die?

4. How was Mr. Plunkett exposed at cheating at cards?

5. Which of the following authors do Van and Ada like?

(see the answer key)

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