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The Great Gatsby Quiz -- Ch. 1-3

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  • Why did Nick move from the Mid-West to New York?
  • How did Nick and Tom know each other?
  • How are Nick and Daisy related?
  • Identify George Wilson.
  • Name two ways the McKees know Myrtle Wilson.
  • How does Nick meet Gatsby?
  • If Gatsby “represented everything for which [Nick had] an unaffected scorn” (6), why did Nick actually like Gatsby?
  • Based on inferences, who called during dinner at the Buchanans’?
  • In the phrase “…as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged” (16), describe the type of “secret society” to which the author, Fitzgerald, is referring.
  • “Inside, the crimson room bloomed with light” (16).This quote is an example of: a) allusion b) simile c) metaphor d) personification
  • The “eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg” could symbolize:
  • Catherine is related to which character in the novel, and how?
  • Name one rumor Catherine mentions to Nick at Myrtle’s party.
  • Examine the following quotes: “Taking out my handkerchief I wiped from his cheek the remains of the spot of dried lather that had worried me all the afternoon” (30). “…I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever”(6). What do these quotes say about the type of person Nick is?
  • Name two rumors about how Gatsby became rich.
  • List three examples of items Gatsby owns that represent his wealth.
  • Why did Nick attend Gatsby’s party?
  • Where do Nick and Jordan first meet Owl Eyes?
  • The phrase “…she appeared suddenly at his side like an angry diamond” (45) is an example of what type of figurative language?
  • Describe Nick’s feelings about Jordan.

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I created two different twenty-question quizzes for The Great Gatsby, chapters one through three. Here is version A.