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Question 1: "The inside story of Nabokov's last work" by Alexis Kirschbaum, in ________ 17 November 2009
The GuardianThe TimesThe ObserverThe Independent

Question 2: However, a reviewer in ________ was glad to have the book; he enjoyed reading it and enjoyed the opportunity to see Nabokov's work "rough".
New York (magazine)National ReviewHarper's MagazineVanity Fair (magazine)

Question 3: Jeff Edmunds, a ________ employee and editor of the Nabokov website Zembla, posted an essay on his site entitled "The Original of Laura: A First Look at Nabokov's Last Novel".
Pennsylvania State UniversityThe Daily Collegian (Penn State)State College, PennsylvaniaPenn State Nittany Lions

Question 4: Based on discussions with unidentified scholars, ________ summarizes the plot as follows:[7]
The Sun (newspaper)The Sunday TimesRupert MurdochThe Times

Question 5: [9] In April 2008 Nabokov told many publications, including Nabokov Online Journal and ________, that he intended to publish the manuscript after all.
Franz Josef StraussDeutsche MarkDer SpiegelGermany

Question 6: [7] Nabokov weighed in on Nikolai Gogol's decision to burn the sequels to ________.
Nikolai Gogol bibliographyThe Government InspectorDead SoulsTaras Bulba

Question 7: John Banville called the published volume, designed by ________, "a triumph of the book maker's art".
Plastic ManBatmanChip KiddAlfred A. Knopf

Question 8: The Original of Laura is the incomplete final novel by ________, which he was writing at the time of his death in 1977.
LolitaKing, Queen, KnaveVladimir NabokovSpeak, Memory

Question 9: [9][10] The use of index cards was normal for Nabokov, the basis of many of his works, such as ________ and Pale Fire.
Mary (novel)LolitaVladimir NabokovKing, Queen, Knave

Question 10: The author Edmund White has compared the author's last request to Virgil's request to destroy the ________ (ignored by Augustus Caesar) or Franz Kafka's request to destroy his papers (ignored by Max Brod).
ApolloRoman mythologyJuno (mythology)Aeneid


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