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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Kinbote, King Charles lands near which city?
(a) Cedarn.
(b) Baltimore.
(c) Paris.
(d) Albany.

2. What ailment troubles Gradus when he arrives in New Wye?
(a) Manic-depression.
(b) The flu.
(c) Insomnia.
(d) Indigestion.

3. King Charles was only able to love the queen______.
(a) In his dreams.
(b) While in captivity.
(c) Before they were married.
(d) After the invasion.

4. How many times did Kinbote find Zembla directly mentioned?
(a) None.
(b) Constantly.
(c) Twice.
(d) One.

5. According to Kinbote, who gives Gradus a ride?
(a) John Shade.
(b) Gerald Emerald.
(c) Sybil Shade.
(d) Jim Coates.

6. Who is Kinbote's primary source of information on John Shade's daughter?
(a) John Shade.
(b) Jane Provost.
(c) Sybil Shade.
(d) Dr. Sutton.

7. According to Kinbote Russians search for what Zemblan treasure?
(a) The crown of King Alfin the Vague.
(b) A first printing of Timon of Athens.
(c) The Crown Jewels.
(d) The journal of King Charles.

8. According to Kinbote, what is the third method of composing poetry?
(a) Through prayer.
(b) By memory.
(c) Subconsciously.
(d) Rhetorically.

9. Who circulated a letter objecting to Charles Kinbote editing "Pale Fire?"
(a) Professor Nattochdag.
(b) Gerald Emerald.
(c) Sybil Shade.
(d) Dr. Sutton.

10. When Gradus attempts to visit Joseph S. Lavender, Lavender asks Gradus if he is a/an ______?
(a) Spy.
(b) Assassin.
(c) Reporter.
(d) Art dealer.

11. Shade mentions his wife translating poems into what language?
(a) Zemblan.
(b) French.
(c) English.
(d) Russian.

12. At his hotel Gradus receives orders from headquarters telling him to do what?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Take a taxi to Paris.
(c) Go to Disa's estate.
(d) Go to New Wye.

13. Kinbote claims some people on campus said he resembles which of the following people?
(a) John Shade.
(b) King Charles.
(c) Dr. Sutton.
(d) Gradus.

14. According to Kinbote in the commentary, the queen resembles______.
(a) Sybil Shade.
(b) Iris Acht, the famous actress.
(c) Shade's secretary.
(d) A young boy.

15. According to Kinbote what is the only real name used in the poem, "Pale Fire?"
(a) Hazel.
(b) Starover Blue.
(c) Lolita.
(d) Gradus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Kinbote describes Russian soldiers giving what to Zemblan children?

2. Why did King Charles' marriage fail?

3. What is John Shade doing when Charles Kinbote hallucinates that he hears his voice?

4. According to Kinbote, what does "Ex" stand for?

5. According to Kinbote, where did the Queen go when Zembla was invaded?

(see the answer keys)

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