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

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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 Ivanovich steal from the dog's bed?

2. Why does Kovalev think Podtochina has cast a spell on him?

3. What kind carriage does Pythagor say is as light as a feather?

4. Where does Fidele bite Ivanovich?

5. What does Nikiforovich call Ivan when he asks for his gun?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of Gogol's previous works and contrast it with the The Collected Tales in terms of the following:

1. Style.

2. Structure.

3. Themes.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Choose one of the following and examine it what expresses about mid 19th century society Russia.

1. The use of the devil as a character.

2. The representation of normal people and life

3. Madness.

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