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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is one major point Kinbote and Shade disagree on?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Religion.
(d) Birds.

3. On what date does John Shade compose lines 797-809?
(a) July 1st.
(b) July 19th.
(c) July 9th.
(d) July 4th.

4. Who does John Shade address in line 246 which ends "...my dear"
(a) His daughter.
(b) His wife.
(c) Charles Kinbote.
(d) His mother.

5. Who tells Gradus Disa's estate is empty?
(a) Odon.
(b) Charles Kinbote.
(c) A Russian spy.
(d) A taxi driver.

6. Which of the following best describes the queen's initial feeling about King Charles when they meet after his escape?
(a) Hopeful and respectful.
(b) Adoringly devoted.
(c) Disdainful.
(d) Angry and frustrated.

7. What is the name of Joseph S. Lavender's nephew?
(a) Dean.
(b) Gordon.
(c) Lex.
(d) Charles.

8. When a visiting professor requests a picture of King Charles, who goes to get it?
(a) John Shade.
(b) Dr. Sutton.
(c) Gerald Emerald.
(d) Charles Kinbote.

9. Where are the Shades' planning to go on vacation?
(a) Quebec.
(b) Paris.
(c) Cedarn.
(d) Russia.

10. According to Kinbote, what is the best part of Canto Four?
(a) The last line.
(b) The rhymes.
(c) The part about Zembla.
(d) The opening.

11. Whose letter reveals the king's location to Gradus?
(a) John Shade.
(b) Odon.
(c) Sybil Shade.
(d) Charles Kinbote.

12. What does Gradus bring Oswin Bretwit?
(a) Letters between Bretwit's family members.
(b) A newspaper.
(c) A valuable coin collection.
(d) A map of Zembla.

13. Which of the following best describes King Charles' marriage?
(a) Tumultuous.
(b) Civil.
(c) Passive-aggressive.
(d) Serene.

14. What does Charles Kinbote do when he finds out where the Shades' are planning to go on vacation?
(a) He tries to convince them to stay in New Wye.
(b) He sits in his house alone and drinks.
(c) He asks to go with them.
(d) He rents a house in the same town.

15. Where does Kinbote find the term "Tangra dust?"
(a) In the dictionary.
(b) In an early draft of the poem.
(c) Written on a napkin.
(d) In his copy of Timon of Athens.

Short Answer Questions

1. In this section (Lines 597-608), Charles Kinbote spies on a conversation between John Shade and whom?

2. What Kinbote thought was an amusement park outside is actually what?

3. Who does Kinbote blame for taking John Shade away from religion?

4. Joseph S. Lavender is a collector of what?

5. Why does Kinbote think Russians are gloomy?

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