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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. Which of the following does Kinbote discuss in this section?
(a) Suicide.
(b) Dr. Sutton.
(c) Birds.
(d) Russia.

2. 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?
(a) It is unrealistic.
(b) It is not sincere enough.
(c) It doesn't rhyme.
(d) It is too drawn out.

3. In this section (Lines 597-608), Charles Kinbote spies on a conversation between John Shade and whom?
(a) Mrs. Hurley.
(b) Gradus.
(c) Sybil Shade.
(d) Dr. Sutton.

4. Why does Kinbote think Russians are gloomy?
(a) The weather.
(b) Too much vodka.
(c) The death of King Charles.
(d) Enforced nationalism.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Kinbote is what religion?

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

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

4. Kinbote fills in a blank space in "Pale Fire" with what name?

5. What is the name of Joseph S. Lavender's nephew?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kinbote relate to the death of Hazel?

2. Comment on a few similarities between Charles Kinbote and King Charles.

3. Briefly recount Gradus' experience on the day he killed Shade, as told by Kinbote.

4. How does Kinbote describe the Russian guards who are after the Zemblan Crown Jewels?

5. When does Kinbote finally merge with King Charles as written in the Commentary?

6. Who does Disa mirror in Kinbote's life?

7. Why does Kinbote embrace organized religion?

8. Why does Kinbote insist on meeting Shade on July 19th?

9. Give a brief account of the events involving Disa and King Charles after the revolution.

10. What does Kinbote write about in the commentary as the poem addresses Hazel's death?

(see the answer keys)

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