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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What book does King Charles find on his way out of the castle?
(a) Timon of Athens.
(b) Romeo and Juliet.
(c) The Bible.
(d) A book of John Shade's poetry.
2. "Pale Fire" is broken up into how many cantos?
3. Which of the following best describes John Shade's daughter?
(a) Unattractive and intellegent.
(b) Introverted, but fascinating.
(c) Humble and worried.
(d) Attractive, but tormented.
4. What event causes John Shade to have a vision of the afterlife?
(a) He suffers a stroke.
(b) He is hit by a car.
(c) He gets lost in the Zemblan Mountains without food or water.
(d) He has a heart attack.
5. How does John Shade's daughter die?
(a) She steps in front of a train.
(b) She drowns.
(c) She poisons herself.
(d) She freezes to death in a field.
Short Answer Questions
1. Kinbote is steadfast in his assertion that "Pale Fire" was intended to be how many lines long?
2. What typically goes on at the I.P.H.?
3. Which of the following is not mentioned by Shade in Canto One?
4. Which pair best describe the prominent motifs of the first Canto?
5. John Shade comes to the realization that he can not find what at the I.P.H.?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are a few of John Shade's pet peeves?
2. How is Kinbote's birthday gift for Shade representative of Kinbote's commentary of the poem?
3. How are Gradus and Kinbote similar?
4. Briefly describe the IPH.
5. How does Nabokov immediately create an artificial reality in the foreword to the novel Pale Fire?
6. Does it surprise you that John Shade renounces religion yet he wants to believe in the after-life?
7. Give a brief synopsis of King Charles' escape.
8. Briefly describe John and Sybil Shade's relationship.
9. How does John Shade describe himself as a youth in Canto One?
10. What does John Shade ponder in the beginning of Canto Two?
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