Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. What is the process by which Vladimir Nabokov writes "Speak, Memory?"
(a) The autobiographical novel is culled from essays written by the author's son.
(b) The autobiographical novel is culled from essays on his life.
(c) The autobiographical novel is culled from stories told to him by family members.
(d) The autobiographical novel is culled from Russian history books.

2. This chapter is the first recorded work, published in French in 1936, under the name "Mademoiselle O."
(a) Chapter Seven.
(b) Chapter Four.
(c) Chapter Two.
(d) Chapter Five.

3. The rest of the chapters are published separately, mainly by whom?
(a) The Chicago Tribune.
(b) The New Yorker.
(c) The St. Petersburg Publishing House.
(d) The New York Times.

4. What does Nabokov call the process of using both the English and Russian translations of "Speak, Memory" to shape the current work?
(a) Redoing.
(b) Re-Englishing.
(c) Rewriting.
(d) Reediting.

5. How does Nabokov open his autobiography?
(a) With a short meditation on the periods of inexistence before birth and after death.
(b) With an examination of his early childhood.
(c) With a short story about the birth of his son.
(d) With a short review of Russian history.

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