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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Who makes sexual advances on King Charles during the commentary to line 149? (from Commentary, Lines 131-132: I was the shadow of the waxwing slain by feigned remoteness in the windowpane. through Line 162: With his pure tongue, etc.)

2.

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)

3.

Kinbote notes that the poem alludes to what fictional character? (from Commentary, Lines 1-4: I was the shadow of the waxwing slain, etc. through Line 70: the new TV)

4.

Why does young King Charles refuse to consummate his relationship with Fleur? (from Commentary, Line 71: parents through Line 101: No free man needs a God)

5.

Of the following, what do King Charles and John Shade have in common? (from Commentary, Line 71: parents through Line 101: No free man needs a God)

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