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Pale Fire Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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)

2.

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.)

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.

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)

5.

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

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