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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. To whom does Nabokov feel the strongest bond of kinship?
(a) His mother's paternal grandfather, Nikolay Illarionovich Kozlov.
(b) His mother's maternal grandfather, Nikolay Illarionovich Kozlov.
(c) His father's maternal grandfather, Nikolay Illarionovich Kozlov.
(d) His father's paternal grandfather, Nikolay Illarionovich Kozlov.

3. To whom is Chapter Five devoted?
(a) Nabokov's wife.
(b) Nabokov's father.
(c) Nabokov's mother.
(d) Nabokov's governess.

4. What game does the whole family often play on the estate?
(a) Rounders.
(b) Lawn bowling.
(c) Lawn tennis.
(d) Badmitton.

5. What do the first-class carriages feature?
(a) Leather-covered walls, leather seats, and wide windows.
(b) Leather-covered walls, large mirrors, and wide windows.
(c) Servants at every entrance, caviar, and live music.
(d) Live music, leather seats, and large mirrors.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are Miss Norcott and Miss Hunt?



2. To what is Nabokov's mother quite sensitive?



3. What does Nabokov learn to read and write before Russian or French?



4. From where does Mademoiselle come?



5. After his retirement, from what does Dimitri Nabokov begin to suffer?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nabokov's autobiography begin?



2. How does his butterfly hobby affect his life?



3. What is cause is Vladimir's passion?



4. Nabokov is surprised to learn of what happens to several of his art teachers in the future. Why?



5. Why is the couple allowed to be on their own.



6. What memory leads to an important memory about his father?



7. Vladimir and his brother, Sergey, go through a series of nurses and governesses. Describe some of his memories of these women.



8. Why does Mademoiselle want to leave the family?



9. What evidence does the chapter give of Nabokov's bourgeois, aristocratic life?



10. How is Nabokov's experience at Cambridge?



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