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Study guide chap 4 to chapter 6 1. How do Gogol and his friends celebrate his fourteenth birthday party? He and his friends (of different backgrounds) watch a basketball game, eat pizza and ice cream, and some Ping-Pong in the den. (75) 2. What did Gogol do at his birthday party with friends that he'd never done before? He says no to the frosted cake, the box of harlequin ice cream, the hot dogs in burn, the balloons and streamers tapped to the walls. (75) 3. What two kinds of parties does Gogol have for his fourteenth birthday? Gogol celebrates his fourteenth birthday twice. His first is an “American” celebration with his school friends. The second is a large, formal, Bengali affair, for which his mother prepares lamb curry and other traditional foods for days. (75) 4. What kind of gifts does Gogol get at his second birthday party? He receives several dictionaries, several calculators, several Cross pen-and-pencil sets, several ugly sweaters from Bengali families, an Instamatic camera, a new sketchbook, colored pencils and the mechanical pen, and twenty dollars from his parents. and a Birthday card from his sister. In addition, he receives the White Album from his American friends, and a book from his father. (75-76) 5. What does Gogol think when his parents tell him they are going to India for eight months? Gogol is upset, he dreads the thought of eight months without a room of his own, without his records and his stereo. (79) 6. What does the school counselor say about Gogol missing so much school? The guidance counselor asks if it’s possible to enroll Gogol in an international school, which was near in Delhi. And the counselor suggests that perhaps Gogol could join his parents later, after school year ends, stay with a relative until June. (79) 7. What happens when the Ganguli family enters the Dum Dum Airport? As usual the Gangulis are relieved to learn that all their luggage has arrived, together and unmolested, and relieved further still when customs doesn’t make a fuss. (81) 8. . When does the idea to change his name first occur to Gogol? When he introduces himself to Kim, who is the college girl. (96) 9. What do Gogol's parents think of his wanting to change his name? Although Gogol’s parents wonder why their son is so angered, all of a sudden, by the name Gogol, they let him do as he wishes. (100) 10. Why does Gogol tell the judge he's changing his name? When the judge asks his reason for changing, Gogol simply says that he “hates the name Gogol.” 11.Where does Gogol first begin to introduce himself to people as Nikhil? (page 103) His first day in New Haven
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12.How does Gogol go about changing his school documents that were completed using the name Gogol? (page 104) He gives these documents to a secretary, along with a copy of the change of name form.
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  • Spring '18
  • Dorais
  • Nikoli Gogol

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