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The Namesake

The Namesake


by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake: "Please, just call me Mr. Ganguli" True or False

1. How does Ashima decide that Ashoke is the man she should marry? -> She tries his shoes on
2. Why doesn't the hospital let baby Gogol go home? -> He does not yet have a name
3. What does Gogol choose at his rice ceremony? -> Nothing
4. How many parties does Gogol have on his 14th birthday? -> Two, one with his friends, and one with his parents' friends
5. Who does this quote describe?: "On more than one occasion [Ashoke] has come home from work to find ___________ morose, in bed, reading."? -> Moushumi