The Great Gatsby Study Guide

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of the roaring 20's, told from the perspective of Nick Carraway, who moves in next door to the eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby. Over the course of the summer of 1922, Nick becomes drawn into Gatsby's world of excess, a world that also includes Nick's married cousin Daisy Buchanan, the object of Gatsby's obsession. Portraying a world of decayed social and moral values, The Great Gatsby serves as a critique of the Upper class and an exploration of the decline of the American dream.

What is Jordan Baker's occupation?

  • Legal secretary
  • Competitive softball player
  • Competitive golfer
  • Professional musician

What is Gatsby's birth-given name?

  • Joseph J. Gatsben
  • James Gatz
  • Jimmy Gatsby
  • James Gatsby

George Wilson is the owner of a:

  • Bakery
  • Deli
  • Garage
  • Bootlegging business

How does Wilson kill Gatsby?

  • He shoots him
  • He strangles him
  • He runs him over with his car
  • He drowns him in his pool

Who inspired Gatsby to earn his fortune?

  • Cody Daniels
  • Dan Cody
  • Meyer Wolfsheim
  • Herbert C. McIntire

It is rumored that Gatsby earns his money as a:

  • Gambler
  • Bootlegger
  • Assassin
  • Professional thief

Daisy wishes that her daughter will grow up to be:

  • Just like her mother
  • A ballerina
  • A beautiful fool
  • A beautiful genius

What is Nick's occupation in New York City?

  • Banker
  • Journalist
  • Bonds Broker
  • Bootlegger

Why does Gatsby throw parties each weekend?

  • To lure Daisy to his mansion
  • So that he will remain the talk of the town
  • To make business connections with New York elite
  • To meet new friends in New York

Which college did both Nick and Tom attend?

  • Harvard
  • Yale
  • St. Olaf
  • Oxford University

The Great Gatsby takes place during:

  • World War I
  • Emancipation
  • The Jazz Age
  • The 1940's

Where did Daisy and Gatsby first meet?

  • East Egg
  • Oxford University
  • West Egg
  • Louisville

Both Nick and Gatsby served in:

  • World War II
  • World War I
  • The Vietnam War
  • The War of the Worlds

Where do Tom and Daisy live?

  • West Egg
  • Valley of Ashes
  • East Egg
  • Chicago

Who lives in West Egg?

  • Old rich
  • New rich
  • Middle-class
  • Myrtle and George Wilson

The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg are compared to that of:

  • Gatsby
  • Nick
  • God
  • The government

Why does Gatsby drop out of college?

  • He must leave to serve in the war
  • His heart is broken by a girl in his class, and he leaves, humiliated
  • He wants to return to New York
  • He feels belittled by his job as a janitor, which he must keep to pay his tuition

Gatsby reunites with Daisy in:

  • A romantic restaurant in New York City
  • Gatsby's mansion
  • Nick's house
  • The Plaza Hotel

Who is the driver who kills Myrtle?

  • Tom
  • Daisy
  • Gatsby
  • George Wilson

Who is Meyer Wolfsheim?

  • Gatsby's sketchy business partner
  • Gatsby's real father
  • Gatsby's boss
  • Gatsby's neighbor

How is Daisy related to Nick?

  • By marriage
  • She is his second cousin
  • She is his half-sister
  • She is his niece

How old does Nick turn on his birthday?

  • 28
  • 31
  • 30
  • 27

For how long did Gatsby study at Oxford University?

  • He never studied at Oxford; it was just a rumor
  • Five months
  • Four years
  • Two weeks

What is Gatsby doing when Nick sees him for the first time?

  • Gardening
  • Crying privately on his lawn
  • Stretching out his arms to a green light across the Sound
  • Taking a late night swim in his pool

During which season does the novel take place?

  • Spring
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • Winter

Where is Gatsby's mansion located?

  • East Egg
  • Valley of Ashes
  • West Egg
  • Manhattan

During what year is The Great Gatsby set?

  • 1922
  • 1930
  • 1926
  • 1919

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