Pale Fire Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. The first draft of "Pale Fire" was composed on a series of index cards. How many index cards did the author use?
(a) 166.
(b) 80.
(c) 4.
(d) 334.

2. "Pale Fire" is broken up into how many cantos?
(a) 334.
(b) 80.
(c) 4.
(d) 166.

3. The phrase "pale fire" is used in the foreword to describe what?
(a) The reflection of sunlight off the moon.
(b) The snow in New Wye.
(c) A squirrel.
(d) Index cards burning in an incinerator.

4. During the forward Charles Kinbote oddly notes that he is distracted by who/what?
(a) A squirrel.
(b) An amusement park.
(c) Shadeans.
(d) Sybill Shade.

5. A fellow-professor calls Charles Kinbote by what nickname?
(a) Gerald Emerald.
(b) The Great Beaver.
(c) Prof. C.
(d) The King of Zembla.

6. Charles Kinbote "mercifully " attributes this name to one professor, perhaps due to his green jacket.
(a) Green Velvet.
(b) Dr. Nattochdag.
(c) Jim Coates.
(d) Gerald Emerald.

7. Which of the following most closely describes Kinbote's depiction by university drama students?
(a) A displaced Zemblan king on the run from assassins.
(b) A raving lunatic with no perception of reality.
(c) A brilliant writer and professor who is loyal to his friend John Shade.
(d) A pompus woman-hater with a German accent.

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