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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is happening in the larger cities of Western Europe?
2. What precaution does Nabokov's father take?
3. What happens to Yuri in northern Crimea?
4. Why does Nabokov have secret spots?
5. Why do they hire the village schoolmaster, though he is not technically one of the family's regular tutors?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Lenski is one of the more significant tutors in Nabokov's teen years?
Part 1) What is Nobakov's opinion of Lenski?
Part 2) What does Lenski try to give both the boys and their father?
Part 3) How do the boys react to their education from Lenski? How might this information be useful to them in later years?
Essay Topic 2
How does the Nabokov family's lifestyle before exile contradict with the father's philosophy? Why might there be this discrepancy? What do you think is the opinion of the father about his family's lifestyle in Western Europe? Use information from the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
The second chapter focuses on Nabokov's mother.
Part 1) Describe Nabokov's mother.
Part 2) Compare Nabokov and his mother.
Part 3) What is Nabokov's relationship like with his mother?
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