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Pale Fire Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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])


In what state does Kinbote arrive as Shade begins his last batch of index cards? (from Commentary, Line 929: Freud though Line 949: and all the time)


Who does Kinbote blame for not receiving an invitation to John Shade's birthday party? (from Commentary, Line 171: books and people through Line 230: a domestic ghost)


Which of the following best describes King Charles' marriage? (from Commentary, Line 413: a nymph came pirouetting through Lines 433-434: To the . . . sea Which we had visited in thirty-three)


Who does King Charles finally marry? (from Commentary, Line 71: parents through Line 101: No free man needs a God)

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