Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby Quiz

The story of Jay Gatsby in many ways is the story of being an American: you can start from the bottom and work your way up. You can change your name and your position in life. But if this is the story of being an American, it is certainly also a warning. Gatsby, or Gatz, tries to become everything he is not for a woman he cannot have. Take our exclusive, interactive quiz on the character of Jay Gatsby to help you comprehend this complex novel. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  1. After the military, where does Gatsby attend college?

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  2. What did Daisy do when Gatsby was at war?

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  3. How does Gatsby die?

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  4. True or False: Gatsby lives in East Egg

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  5. Who introduces the young Gatsby to fine living?

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  6. To what does Gatsby compare his pursuit of Daisy?

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  7. Why does Gatsby buy his mansion?

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  8. Why did Gatsby live in Alabama?

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  9. What did Gatsby's parents do for a living?

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  10. What job did Gatsby hold to put himself through school?

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