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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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)

2.

Charles Kinbote criticizes an article written by Professor Hurley for what reason? (from Commentary, Line 71: parents through Line 101: No free man needs a God)

3.

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)

4.

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.)

5.

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)

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