The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nikiforovich build in this story?

2. What does Schiller want Hoffman to cut off?

3. What is the name of the young artist who looks in the art shop?

4. Where does Pythagor hide?

5. Who does Prirogov dream the young could have been?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the short story collection express about Gogol's own opinions of life? How has the short stories been organized to communicate a consistent point of view? Are their any other short stories that contradict what Gogol expresses in this collection?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role religion plays in the stories.

1. What does Gogol express about religion in his stories?

2. What part has religion played in religion society and how is it different from religion in America?

Essay Topic 3

Examine point of view in one of the following stories.

1) The Diary of a Madman.

2) The Nose.

3) St. John's Eve.

What meaning does the point of view the author use give the story? What meaning would a different point of view communicate?

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