The Great Gatsby Lesson Plans
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Quiz over Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby

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  • Read the following sentence from Chapter 1. [1.3.4] “It was a body capable of enormous leverage—a cruel body” (11). The personification in the sentence is used most likely to emphasize A.) that Tom was a successful college athlete. B.) that Tom is very strong and powerful. C.) that Tom is very harsh in his treatment of others. D.) that Tom is stronger of body than he is of mind.
  • Read the following sentence from Chapter 1. [1.3.4] “ ‘I’m p-paralyzed with happiness’ ” (13). The hyperbole in the sentence is used most likely to emphasize A.) Daisy’s strong desire to see her cousin Nick. B.) Daisy’s tendency to overstate and exaggerate. C.) Daisy’s dissatisfaction with her marriage. D.) Daisy’s tendency to be sarcastic in her comments.
  • Read the following sentence from Chapter 1. [1.3.4] “Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward” (11). The imagery in the sentence is used most likely to emphasize A.) that Tom thinks of himself as being better than others. B.) that of Tom’s characteristics his eyes draw the most attention. C.) that Tom’s eyes are misleading. D.) that Tom’s appearance reveals his wealth and status in society.
  • Read the following sentence from Chapter 1. [1.3.4] “ ‘That’s what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great big hulking physical specimen of a--’ ” (16). The metaphor in the sentence is used most likely to emphasize A.) that Tom behaves like a scientist. B.) that Tom behaves like a comic book hero. C.) that Tom behaves like a giant. D.) that Tom behaves like an animal.

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Quiz over Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby