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The Great Gatsby Test 2017
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by Pearson Allen
| 36 Questions
1
25 pts
Answer the following questions in complete sentences. (25 Points) Explain the following quote and how it connects to the idea or vision that Gatsby has for the past and the future. How does this relate to the image of the green light? “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And then one fine morning—So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
2
20 pts
Explain how the following quote relates to the central theme of the novel. (20 points) “He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was. . . .” (110 Fitzgerald)
3
10 pts
Is Gatsby's love for Daisy real? Does he love her, or his conception of her? Explain your answer. (10 Points)
4
15 pts
Explain the main conflict between old and new money? How does it relate to the story? (15 Points)
5
5 pts
Do you like Daisy? Defend your answer. (5 Points)
6
5 pts
Do you trust Nick as a narrator? Explain your answers. (5 Points)
7
10 pts
Explain the symbol of the eyes of T. J. Eckleburg? (10 Points)
8
10 pts
Who are the three people that attend Gatsby's funeral? (10 points)
9
1 pt
Who is Pammy?
Daisy's little girl
Gatsby's daughter
The boarder
Gatsby's real name
10
1 pt
Who is Owleyes?
Daisy's little girl
It took Gatsby 3 years to make the money to buy this
the boarder
Gatsby's name
11
1 pt
Who is Dan Cody?
Gatsby's real name
Gatsby's Mentor
Myrtle's husband
Nick's last name
12
1 pt
Who is George Wilson?
Gatsby's real name
Gatsby's Mentor
Myrtle's husband
Nick's last name
13
1 pt
Where is Gatsby's mansion located?
East Egg
West Egg
Park Avenue
New York City
Chicago
14
1 pt
Where does Nick live?
East Egg
West Egg
New York City
Chicago
Park Avenue
15
1 pt
At the end of the novel, who does Daisy choose to be with?
Gatsby
Tom
George Wilson
Nick
16
1 pt
What are the "eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg"?
Seeing eye dogs that the doctor trains for the Association of the Blind
A group of security guards who monitor Gatsby's home
A new kind of contact lens that the doctor has just developed
A illustration on a billboard for an eye doctor
17
1 pt
When Gatsby renews his relationship with Daisy at Nick's house, what does Gatsby knock of the mantle?
Nick's pipe
A clock
Jordan's golf trophy
Daisy's picture
18
1 pt
What is Meyer Wolfsheim's claim to fame?
He made the first batch of bootleg alcohol to be sold in New York
He once beat Al Capone in a fight
He is a former violinist with the New York Philharmonic
He rigged the 1919 World Series
19
1 pt
Where has most of Gatsby's money come from?
Drug Sales
Bootlegging
Family Inheritance
Bond Investments
20
1 pt
Why did Gatsby through all those huge parties?
He liked to spend money
He hoped Daisy would attend
he had a lot of friends
He didn't like to be alone
21
1 pt
Why didn't Gatsby return to Daisy immediately after the war?
He was focused on making his fortune and began working as a bootlegger.
He went into real estate in order to buy the mansion in West Egg
He met Dan Cody and went to work on his yatch
He was sent to study at Oxford
22
1 pt
When Myrtle saw Jordan with Tom, she thought Jordan was:
His wife
Another lover
His sister
A casual friend
23
1 pt
How long did Gatsby stay in college?
2 years
4 years
6 months
5 months
24
1 pt
George Wilson says “You may fool me, but you can’t fool god”? To whom is he referring?
Dr. T. J. Eckleburg
The green light
Money
Meyer Wolfshein
25
1 pt
The Great Gatsbytakes place during what time period?
1910
1920's
1930's
World War I
World War II
26
1 pt
Who said, “Her voice is full of money.”
Tom
Gatsby
Nick
George
Myrtle
27
1 pt
Who is this quote about?
Jordan
Daisy
Myrtle
Tom
28
1 pt
Who said, "They’re a rotten crowd," ... You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together."
Nick
George
Gatsby
Myrtle
Daisy
29
1 pt
How much time has passed since Gatsby and Daisy were together?
10 years
2 years
5 years
5 months
30
1 pt
Who is James Gatz?
Jay Gatsby's father
The man who introduced Jay to the rick world
Jay Gatsby himself
The man who fixed the 1919 World Series
31
1 pt
What does Nick Carraway do for a living?
stock trader
bond trader
Batman
be rich
32
1 pt
Who is the focus of this novel?
Nick Caraway
Jay Gatsby
Hennery Gatz
Tom Buchannan
33
1 pt
Why does Gatsby stop throwing parties?
Ran out of money
Get arrested
Too much of a good thing is boring
Started seeing Daisy
Needed a break
34
1 pt
Who runs over Myrtle?
Nick Caraway
Jay Gatsby
Jordan Baker
Tom Buchanan
Daisy Buchanan
35
1 pt
Where is Myrtle killed?
New York
East Egg
West Egg
Valley of Ashes
Chicago
36
1 pt
What is Tom's biig regret in all of this?
Loss of his apartment in the city
Death of Myrtle
Having to move
Death of Gatsby
Loss of his car
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