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The Great Gatsby Multiple Choice Test for an honors, AP level.

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The Great Gatsby Test

  • The Great Gatsby is the words of an ex-patriot, meaning it was written by an author a. who hated America b. was kicked out of America c. lived outside America
  • The original title for the novel was a. Under the Red, White, and Blue b. The Jazz Age c. The American Dream
  • Gatsby is a novel of contradictions. Which is NOT one found in the novel? a. Prohibition, yet the alcohol flows b. reserves all judgments, but very judgmental language c. Daisy’s voice not very compelling, yet her words are so full of wisdom
  • The novel primarily contrasts two settings, which are a. East Coast vs. West Coast b. East Coast vs. Midwest c. America vs. Europe
  • Overall, Fitzgerald presents the “American Dream” as a a. promise b. false promise c. both A & B
  • Overall, the characters in the novel exhibit a. anti-Semitism b. racism c. both A & B
  • In the eyes of its characters, what is the center of the universe? a. New York City b. all of America c. all of the East Coast
  • Overall, Nick is a(n) ___________________ narrator. a. unreliable b. observing c. both A & B
  • Fitzgerald’s writing, a rarity in American prose, spoke about a. infidelities b. alcohol consumption c. profanity d. all of these
  • All of the following occurred in the 1920s EXCEPT a. women made advances socially and politically b. Prohibition outlawed the use and sale of alcohol c. economic devastation left millions poor and homeless d. all of these
  • More than any other character, Nick equates himself with a. Daisy b. Jordan c. Tom d. Gatsby
  • As a narrator, Nick desires to know something of the truth, but when he gets close, the truth is often too real and messy for him to focus in on it. a. True b. False
  • Nick makes the mistake(s) of falling for a. Gatsby’s lies b. Gatsby’s smile c. Daisy’s voice d. all of these
  • Nick is drawn to human secrecy because he is such a gossip. a. True b. False
  • Jordan admits she only hangs out with “stupid” and “careless” men. Must this include Nick also? a. Yes b. No
  • Whereas Nick’s desires are ________, Gatsby’s desires are ________. a. vague; specific b. specific; vague
  • The _____ most typified wealth, freedom, and mobility in the 1920s and in the novel. a. airplane b. automobile c. mansion d. telephone
  • The term coined by Fitzgerald describing women who bobbed their hair, dressed in shapeless short dresses with long beads was a. speak-easies b. ragtimers c. flappers d. beatniks
  • Gatsby represents the dark side of the American Dream in that he a. is obsessed with money and material items as means of “keeping score” b. becomes someone he is not for the attainment of the dream c. strives for something he cannot possess because he pursues it immorally d. all of these
  • Why doesn’t Gatsby attend his own parties? a. He throws parties for his clients to make money off his liquor b. He prefers to spend time alone with Daisy c. His is busy attending to business in Chicago and Philadelphia d. He prefers to observe and wait for his lost love
  • Daisy begins to sob when she sees a. Gatsby at Nick’s bungalow b. her cousin Nick at a party in East Egg c. Gatsby’s yellow car d. Gatsby’s closet of silk shirts

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The Great Gatsby Multiple Choice Test for an honors, AP level. Based on novel and lecture, background notes. Email me for the key.