Pale Fire Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why did King Charles' marriage fail?
(a) His wife could not bear children.
(b) He is a homosexual.
(c) His wife cheated on him.
(d) His wife was captured.

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

5. Kinbote reflects on the absurdity of what?
(a) Gerald Emerald.
(b) Sybil Shade.
(c) Psychoanalysis.
(d) Gradus.

6. Kinbote fills in a blank space in "Pale Fire" with what name?
(a) His own.
(b) Zembla.
(c) King Charles.
(d) John Shade.

7. According to Kinbote, what is Gradus doing while John Shade is composing Canto Four?
(a) Shaving.
(b) Waiting for orders from the Shadows.
(c) Spying.
(d) Traveling to America.

8. What is John Shade doing when Charles Kinbote hallucinates that he hears his voice?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Writing Canto Three.
(c) Making love to his wife.
(d) Golfing.

9. Kinbote is what religion?
(a) Zemblan.
(b) Christian.
(c) Buddhist.
(d) Marxist.

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

11. Gradus visits Oswin Bretwit in order to find information on King Charles' location. What is Oswin Bretwit's profession?
(a) A Zemblan diplomat.
(b) A reporter.
(c) A spy.
(d) A member of the Shadows.

12. Who tells Kinbote the Shades' vacation destination?
(a) John Shade.
(b) The gardener.
(c) Kinbote's doctor.
(d) John Shade's secretary.

13. What Kinbote thought was an amusement park outside is actually what?
(a) Gradus.
(b) A thunderstorm.
(c) Birds.
(d) Campers.

14. Kinbote claims the Russians are good at what sport?
(a) Soccer.
(b) Wrestling.
(c) Ice hockey.
(d) Tennis.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kinbote, what is the best part of Canto Four?

2. Charles Kinbote writes a brief play about what event?

3. Kinbote rejects the idea that randomness extends into what?

4. Kinbote recounts a walk with John Shade. On this walk Kinbote unsuccessfully tries to pry from Shade information about which of the following topics?

5. In what state does Kinbote arrive as Shade begins his last batch of index cards?

(see the answer keys)

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