by Nikolai Gogol
The Nose: Then and Now 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. How does Kovalev change from the beginning of the story to the end?
He ages ten years.
He becomes a State Councilor.
He learns the meaning of Christmas.
Q. What happens the next time the nose escapes from his face?
The nose discovers its fatal weakness: kryptonite.
The nose becomes a duke and gets engaged to a countess.
Nothing—it never happens again.
Kovalev shrugs and decides to live nose-less.
Q. Who ends up in a different position at the end of the story?
The newspaper ad clerk
Q. How does the Nose change?
It becomes a real boy.
It finds true love.
Its zit is gone.
It fits much better on Kovalev's face.
Q. What's the timeframe of the story?