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This test 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

Essay Topic 1

Nabokov seems to have a close relationship with his father.

Part 1) Describe their relationship.

Part 2) Compare and contrast Nabokov's relationship with his father and his relationship with his mother.

Part 3) What are possible reasons for the differences in the two relationships?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

With what is Nabokov fascinated, in fact, obsessed? Give examples from the text to support your response. How do the members of his household encourage this obsession?

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