The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol: Summary & Analysis Video


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'The Overcoat' by Nikolai Gogol is what type of literary work?

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1. Who is the protagonist in 'The Overcoat'?

2. Many critics have considered Akaky's name and Gogol's emphasis on it as a reference to…

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Overcoat is a short story by Nikolai Gogol, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot, characters, and interpretations of the story. The protagonist of the story will be covered during the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The tailor who creates Akaky's overcoat
  • The protagonist of the short story
  • Type of literary work that the The Overcoat is

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Akaky
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the tailor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary works

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the story of The Overcoat
  • Understand interpretations of The Overcoat
  • Learn about the background of Nikolai Gogol
  • Explore the dynamic of dress codes in schools