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Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do they hire the village schoolmaster, though he is not technically one of the family's regular tutors?



2. What do Yuri and Nabokov invent?



3. Who does Nabokov meet at the age of sixteen?



4. Vladimir is raised by his own share of governesses and tutors but where does he go at the age of 13?



5. Who does Nabokov marry?



Essay Topics

Nabokov speaks mainly of his brother and himself as experiencing a liberal education, even though Nabokov has two sisters.

Part 1) Why are they rarely mentioned?

Part 2) What training would be important for a girl in this society?

Part 3) What is the role of women at this time?

Nabokov has always had difficulty sleeping.

Part 1) Why?

Part 2) What is the purpose of an autobiography?

Part 3) What is the purpose of this autobiography?

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?

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