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The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

*****CLASS SET DO NOT WRITE ON TEST! Use pencil and mark correct answer on scantron.*****


Section A

Directions: Choose the character that matches each description. Not all of the characters will be used.

1. Nick's mysterious neighbor

2. woman loved by the main character

3. Nick's old college classmate

4. narrator 5. Tom Buchanan's "other woman"

A. Daisy B. Nick Carraway C. Jay Gatsby D. Tom Buchanan E. Myrtle Wilson

6. sportswoman 7. important business acquaintance of Gatsby's; fixed the 1919 World Series 8. attends Gatsby's funeral 9. Myrtle's husband

10. coffee shop owner

A. Michaelis B. Jordan Baker C. Henry Gatz D. Meyer Wolfsheim E. George Wilson

Section B

Directions: Choose the phrase that describes each character.

11. Tom Buchanan 12. Nick Carraway 13. Daisy Buchanan 14. Myrtle Wilson 15. Jay Gatsby

a. socially ambitious; faithful b. fickle; bored

c. vulgar; sensual

d. cruel; prejudice


honest; compassionate

Section C

Directions: Choose the character that is described by each of the following quotations. You will need to use one more than once.

16. "It was a body capable of enormous leverage - A cruel body."



17. "There was excitement in her voice."



18. "who felt just as good on nothing at all."

19. "Her eyebrows had been plucked and then drawn On again at a more rakish angle…."

20. "No, he's a gambler. He's the man who fixed The World Series in 1919."

C. Tom Buchanan

D. Meyer Wolfsheim


Henry C. Gatz

21. "…a solemn old man, very helpless and dismayed, Bundled up in a long cheap ulster…."


Directions: Choose the correct speaker for each quotation. Some choices may be used more than once.

a. Gatsby

b. Daisy

c. Nick

d. Tom

22. "Of course she might have loved him just for a minute…in any case, it was just personal."

23. "…I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known."

24. "her voice is full of money."

25. "I didn't want you to think I was just some nobody. You see, I usually find myself among

strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad thing that happened to me."

26. "By god, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to

suit me."

27. "You always look so cool."

28. "They're a rotten crowd. You're worth the whole damn bunch put together."

29. "Oh, you want too much! I love you now isn't that enough?"

30. "He was crazy enough to kill me if I hadn't told him who owned the car."

31. "Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can!"

TRUE - FALSE Directions: If the statement is true, answer it A; if false, answer it B.

32. Gatsby's real name is James Gatz.

33. Nick Carraway's father says that all people are born with the same advantages.

34. Gatsby and Carraway were both in the war.

35. West Egg is less fashionable than East Egg.

36. Gatsby buys a mansion I West Egg so that he can be near the sea.

37. Tom Buchanan comes from a wealthy family.

38. Buchanan lives simply.

39. Daisy marries Tom because Gatsby rejects her.

40. Tom has been unfaithful almost from the start of his marriage.

41. Daisy and Jordan are rarely bored.

42. Tom is a man with strong prejudices.

43. Myrtle Wilson is a cultivated, refined woman.

44. Gatsby's parties are small and elegant.

45. The story is told in a series of highly dramatic scenes.

46. Nick invents a false, romantic story about his background.

47. Nick feels he understands Gatsby's dreams and hopes.

48. Gatsby's party guests are very carefully selected.

49. Jordan tells Nick of Gatsby's love for Daisy.

50. It is Jordan who reunites Gatsby and Daisy.

51. Gatsby shows Nick evidence of his bravery in the war.

52. Nick arranges a meeting between Daisy and Gatsby.

53. Weather serves as an appropriate background for significant events in the story.

54. Gatsby's pink suit signifies his lack of social finesse.

55. Gatsby loves Daisy because she represents wealth and seems mysterious.

56. Daisy is sure of her love for Gatsby.

57. Daisy goes home with her husband after their evening with Nick, Gatsby, and Jordan.

58. Daisy is driving the car when it hits Myrtle.

59. Gatsby takes the blame for driving the car in the hit-and-run accident.

60. Tom Buchanan shoots Gatsby.

61. Tom Buchanan furnishes Wilson with the information that leads to the deaths of Gatsby and


62. Gatsby wants Daisy to admit her part in Myrtle's death.

63. Tom insists that Daisy and Gatsby drive home together.

64. Gatsby's father attends his son's funeral.

65. At the inquest Catherine gives all the details which led to her sister's death.

66. The ash heaps signify desolation and failure.

67. Wolfsheim is significant because he is the only friend to attend Gatsby's funeral.

68. Jordan Baker is trying to work her way into the upper class.

69. Gatsby's business is illegal.

70. After Gatsby's death, Nick considers himself loyal to Gatsby.

MULTIPLE CHOICE Directions: Choose the best answer.

71. The story takes place immediately after


the Depression

b. World War I

c. World War II

d. Mardi Gras


Most of the setting of the story is



on Long Island

b. in the Middle West

c. in Europe

d. in Texas


Nick Carraway is a graduate of




b. Yale

c. Princeton

d. Rice


All the main characters are originally from



New York

b. the Middle West

c. California

d. Florida


The time of the story is frequently referred to as the



Jazz Age

b. Age of Classicism

c. Romantic Age

d. Gothic Age


A New York hotel mentioned several times in the story is the



b. Ambassador

c. Plaza

d. Hilton


Nick learns that Jordan cheats at




b. golf

c. bridge

d. poker


For a short time Gatsby attended




b. Oxford

c. Heidelberg

d. Cordon Bleu


The "gold-hatted lover" quotation at the beginning of the book refers to



b. Gatsby

c. Wolfsheim

d. Nick

80. Nick says Gatsby is

a. a cultured, middle-aged gentleman

b. a nervous self-conscious man

81. Gatsby gives huge parties because he

a. wants to impress the wealthy people

b. doesn't like being alone

c. an elaborate, young roughneck d. a revolutionist

c. is trying to find Daisy d. is looking for dates

82. Daisy originally met Gatsby

a. at Nick's house

b. during the war

c. in college

83. Nick describes Tom and Daisy as

a. foolish and helpless

b. frightened and lonely

c. careless and destructive d. the perfect couple

84. Gatsby's pursuit of his ideals reminds Nick of

a. his own innocent youth

b. the Dr. T.J. Eckleburg sign

c. his own father d. his cousin Daisy

85. Nick leaves the part in Tom and Myrtle's apartment after

a. Tom breaks Myrtle's nose

b. Myrtle makes a pass at Nick

c. Jordan arrives d. eating dinner

86. The Wilson's garage is in

a. a poor section of East Egg

b. the valley of ashes

c. a slum of New York d. Manhattan

d. on blind date

87. Tom tells Myrtle he can't marry her because

a. he doesn't really love her

b. his wife is a Catholic

c. her husband would kill him d. he would lose all his money

88. George Wilson learns about his wife's affair when he

a. overhears a phone conversation

b. finds an expensive dog collar

c. finds the key to her secret apartment d. catches her red handed

89. When Myrtle sees Jordan with Tom, she thinks that Jordan is


his wife

b. another lover

c. a casual friend

d. his sister


When Wilson first learns that Myrtle is unfaithful, he wants to


kill her

b. kill her lover

c. taker her far away

d. divorce her

91. During the confrontation between Gatsby and Tom, Daisy truthfully admits that she

a. never loved Tom

b. wants to leave Tom

c. once loved Gatsby

d. is undecided

92. Gatsby's car is



b. red

c. green

d. white


The driver of the car that killed Myrtle Wilson is




b. Daisy

c. Tom Buchanan

d. Nick


Gatsby is



b. drowned

c. killed in an automobile wreck

d. poisoned


The person Daisy probably loves most is




b. Gatsby

c. herself

d. Nick


Gatsby lives



b. extravagantly

c. moderately

d. incognito

97. Gatsby's father is

a. awed by his son

b. scornful of his son's lifestyle

c. ashamed of his son's underworld connections d. unsure if Gatsby is actually his son

98. After the final scene between Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy, Nick realizes that

a. he, too, loves Daisy

b. Gatsby is a phony

c. it is his thirtieth birthday d. money is the root of all evil

99. Gatsby addresses Nick as

a. "Old man"

b. "Old pal"

c. "Old sport"

d. "Old boy"

100. Nick is distressed after Gatsby's death when Gatsby's friends show their

a. greed over his possessions

c. apathy

b. over sentimentality

d. prejudice

Casey 219b/T-4