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Pale Fire Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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


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)


What is the name of Joseph S. Lavender's nephew? (from Commentary, Lines 347-348: She twisted words though Line 408, a male hand)


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

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