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The Namesake

The Namesake


by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake: Symbols Quiz Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Namesake? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is Gogol named after?

A Russian scientist
A Russian author
It was a typo on his birth certificate
Q. What do the clothes that the characters wear in The Namesake tell us about?

Their fashion awareness
Their personalities and values
Their self-confidence
Their favorite TV show
Q. What begins to haunt Gogol after his father's heart attack?

Fear that he will have one as well
His father's memory, carried on through Gogol's name
Every stupid thing he did as a child
The burrito he ate for lunch
Q. What/who saves Ashoke's life in a train wreck?

His wife
The cushion provided by the portly passenger sitting next to him
Book by Nickolai Gogol
His cries for help
Q. In The Namesake, what does food tell us about the characters?

Their connection/disconnection with their culture
Their maturity
Their level of sophistication
Their self-discipline