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The Nose

The Nose


by Nikolai Gogol

The Nose: The Nose's Adventures Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Nose? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why is the nose's story like a rags to riches satire?

Because it starts life off as an orphan in the gutter.
Because it names itself Oliver Twist.
Because Gogol was a huge fan of making money.
Because it ends up very wealthy and well set up.
Q. How high in the hierarchy does the nose climb?

Member of Parliament
State Councilor
Lord of the Rings
Q. Where is the nose caught?

Passing itself off as a famous actress.
Trying to escape to Riga.
Swimming in the river Neva.
Hunting for its own missing nose.
Q. Who wants to buy the nose?

The barber—what a great shaving advertisement.
A perfume manufacturer—what a useful tool in the factory.
Strange fetishists—the story really goes to a dark place.
Itself—dressed as a doctor.
Q. How does the nose end up on Kovalev's face again?

It just appears there one morning.
They didn't invent surgery sutures for nothing.
Madame Podtochina undoes her witchcraft spell.
Glue—lots and lots of glue.