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The Nose

The Nose


by Nikolai Gogol

The Nose: The Nose's Adventures True or False

1. Why is the nose's story like a rags to riches satire? -> Because it names itself Oliver Twist.
2. How high in the hierarchy does the nose climb? -> Member of Parliament
3. Where is the nose caught? -> Hunting for its own missing nose.
4. Who wants to buy the nose? -> Itself—dressed as a doctor.
5. How does the nose end up on Kovalev's face again? -> It just appears there one morning.