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The Nose

The Nose


by Nikolai Gogol

The Nose: Symbols 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. The nose has been read as a stand-in for what?

Kovalev's penis
Kovalev's fears
Kovalev's mind
Kovalev's lover
Q. Who has the most flawless snuff box technique in the story?

The newspaper ad clerk
The Nose
Mademoiselle Podtochina
Q. Which decorative item does Kovalev run out and buy when his ordeal is over?

A nose ring
A ribbon of an order
Commemorative tattoo
Gold medal
Q. Why does the newspaper ad clerk's attempt to comfort Kovalev go awry?

Super paranoid Kovalev takes everything everyone says as an insult.
Putting a dating profile in the paper isn't really going to help anyone, is it now?
Nose-less Kovalev can't snort snuff.
His hands also smell bad, like the barber's
Q. What does Kovalev promise to do if the nose sticks back on his face?

Buy only the choicest handkerchiefs to sneeze into.
Never dance again.
Use makeup to hide any scars from the re-attachment.
Give it a ton of money.