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Pale Fire Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Why does Kinbote claim he can not find the phrase "pale fire" in his copy of Timon of Athens? (from Commentary, Line 957: Night Rote though Line 1000: [=Line 1: I was the shadow of the waxwing slain])

2.

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)

3.

After King Charles is out of the mountains, he receives a message to go to which of the following locations? (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.)

4.

What does Kinbote give John Shade for his birthday? (from Commentary, Line 171: books and people through Line 230: a domestic ghost)

5.

Kinbote claims some people on campus said he resembles which of the following people? (from Commentary, Line 835-838: Now I shall spy, etc. though Line 922: held up by Our Cream)

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