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Pale Fire Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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)

2.

Who is the previous inhabitant of Charles Kinbote's house? (from Commentary, Lines 1-4: I was the shadow of the waxwing slain, etc. through Line 70: the new TV)

3.

Of the following, what do John Shade and the assassin have in common? (from Commentary, Lines 1-4: I was the shadow of the waxwing slain, etc. through Line 70: the new TV)

4.

Who does Kinbote blame for not receiving an invitation to John Shade's birthday party? (from Commentary, Line 171: books and people through Line 230: a domestic ghost)

5.

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.)

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