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Pale Fire Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


How many times did Kinbote find Zembla directly mentioned? (from Commentary, Line 929: Freud though Line 949: and all the time)


What was Kinbote's introduction to Shade's poetry? (from Commentary, Line 957: Night Rote though Line 1000: [=Line 1: I was the shadow of the waxwing slain])


Who is Kinbote's primary source of information on John Shade's daughter? (from Commentary, Line 287: humming as you pack through Line 347, old barn)


How do the extremists think King Charles will try to escape Zembla? (from Commentary, Line 167: There was a time, etc. through Line 171: A great conspiracy)


Which of the following best describes the queen's initial feeling about King Charles when they meet after his escape? (from Commentary, Line 413: a nymph came pirouetting through Lines 433-434: To the . . . sea Which we had visited in thirty-three)

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