Final Test - Hard
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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 Topic 1
However, even though Nabokov despises the Bolsheviks, he is determined to retain his Russian identity and to become proficient as a Russian author.
Part 1) Why is this important to him?
Part 2) How is becoming a Russian novelist a struggle at Cambridge?
Part 3) Predict where his works will be more popular, in Russia or Western Europe and the United States? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Nabokov and his brother go through a series of nannies, governesses, and tutors.
Part 1) Choose four of these individuals. Describe them, and explain how the children benefit from their services.
Part 2) How does Nabokov, similar to many children, treat the nannies, governesses, and tutors?
Part 3) How does Nabokov's relationship with these individuals reveal his opinion of hired help and those in lower social classes?
Essay Topic 3
Nabokov includes a chapter about butterflies.
Part 1) Why does he include this chapter?
Part 2) What does this say about Nabokov as a person?
Part 3) Must the author's purpose for a work be the only basis for studying and analyzing that work? Why or why not?
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