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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Nabokov feel exiled in Crimea, a Russian territory?
2. Why is Lenski working as a tutor?
3. While he is writing a poem, to what is he prone?
4. What does Nabokov mean when he says poetry is positional?
5. What does the revolution do to most of the Russian writers and artists?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
This autobiographical work ends with the family leaving on a boat for the United States.
Part 1) What might be the reason they decide to immigrate to the United States?
Part 2) What struggles might the family encounter? Why?
Part 3) Will Nabokov be successful in the United States? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Nabokov's family is exiled from Russia.
Part 1) Why?
Part 2) How is Nabokov's life is Western Europe?
Part 3) Although, Nabokov says his anger towards the Bolsheviks is due to his loss of country, how might his loss of wealth and status affect him?
Essay Topic 3
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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