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
Nabokov spends his summer vacations in Biarritz, France.
Part 1) Describe Biarritz.
Part 2) How does Nabokov's family spend its time here?
Part 3) What is the author's purpose for including this information in the book?
Essay Topic 2
What surprises Nabokov when he encounters his former nanny, "Mademoiselle," years later? What are two possible reasons for his confusion?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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