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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What word does Shade claim is incorrect in its meaning?
(a) Colored.
(b) Obriols.
(c) Waxwings.
(d) Pail.

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

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

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

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

8. Whose spirit supposedly haunts the barn?
(a) King Alfin the Vague.
(b) Hazel Shade.
(c) The farmer who used to sleep there.
(d) King Charles.

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

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

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

12. In this section, Kinbote gives an extended, negative critique of what?
(a) The New Wye faculty.
(b) John Shade's religious views.
(c) John Shade's word choice.
(d) Sybil Shade's translations.

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

14. Who does Kinbote blame for taking John Shade away from religion?
(a) Sybil Shade.
(b) Dr. Sutton.
(c) The IPH.
(d) The Shades' daughter.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the name "Kinbote" mean?

2. Whose letter reveals the king's location to Gradus?

3. Kinbote criticizes the passage in which Shade alternates between the story of his daughter's death, and what he and his wife are doing at the time. What is his major criticism of this passage?

4. According to Kinbote Russians search for what Zemblan treasure?

5. Kinbote reflects on the absurdity of what?

(see the answer keys)

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