Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited Test | 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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

What is significant about Nabokov's time spent in Biarritz? What does one learn about his character and view of women?

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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