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The Great Gatsby Review Game

Questions and quotations for reviewing The Great Gatsby.
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Rachel Torres

on 27 February 2011

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The Great Gatsby East Egg vs. West Egg Who tells George Wilson the name of the owner of the yellow car? What quality does Nick have that makes him a reliable narrator?
A.He has known the Buchanan's for a long time.

B.He is not rich.

C.He does not judge people.

D.He has no true friends. What does "Owl eyes" find remarkable about the books in Gatsby's library? Who is Dr. T.J. Eckleburg?
A. Gatsby's family doctor.
B. Gatsby's professor from Oxford.
C. Nick's uncle.
D. a "wild wag of an oculist" on a billboard. Why does Gatsby give lavish parties? The only character who comes to know all of the details of the accident and complex relationships involved is? What important virtue does Nick claim for himself?
A. Honesty
B. Modesty
C. Loyalty
D. Kindness What does the green light symbolize?
A. Gatsby's dream of winning Daisy
B. Daisy's love for Tom
C. Wilson's devotion to Myrtle
D. Nick's desire to go home What does Gatsby want from Daisy at the Plaza?
A. He wants her to tell Tom that she loves Gatsby now.

B. He wants her to admit that she never loved Tom.

C. He wants Nick to convince her to get a divorce.

D. He wants her to tell everyone about the plans they made in Louisville. When Nick says that Daisy's voice is "full of money," he implies that
A.Her voice is very irritating.
B.Her voice is very high-pitched.
C.She talks almost constantly of financial matters.
D.Her voice reveals her social background. Fitzgerald uses images of heat during the scene of the trip to the Plaza to underscore
A.New York's extreme climate.
B.The theme of loneliness.
C.The Jazz Age.
D.The rising tension and conflict among the main characters. When Tom says, "I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around much too much these days to suit me," this shows

A.he is a hypocrite.

B.he plans to give up his mistress and become a loyal husband.

C. He is a hopeless dreamer.

D.He is feeling guilty. Why does Tom insist that Daisy and Gatsby drive home together after the afternoon in the plaza?

A.He wants to be alone with Nick and Jordan.

B.He intends to go visit Myrtle at Wilson's garage.

C.He wants to flaunt his ability to control Daisy and insult Gatsby.

D.He is giving Daisy to Gatsby because he no longer wants her. What is ironic about Myrtle's death? What "parallel discovery" do Tom Buchanan and George Wilson make on the longest day of the year? What does the valley of ashes symbolize?
A.Carelessness and evil
B.Happiness and fulfillment
C.Wealth and apathy
D. Desolation and death When Nick says that Daisy's voice is "full of money," he implies that
A. Her voice is very irritating
B. Her voice is very high pitched
C. She talks almost constantly of financial matters
D. Her voice reveals her social background Why does Nick return to the Middle-West after Gatsby's death?
A. He misses his family

B. He lost all his money in the Stock Market Crash of 1929

C. He is repelled by the empty values of the East

D. He wants to marry his childhood sweetheart. What is the significance of the fact that the Buchanan's "spent a year in France for no particular reason, and then drifted here and here unrestfully wherever people played polo and were rich togehter"?

A. They could not find a house they liked.

B. The lack of purpose in the lives of the very wealthy.

C. Rich people stay in groups together.

D. That Tom's dream is to become a polo champion. When Nick says that Gatsby is left outside Tom and Daisy's house "watching over nothing," what does he imply?
A. The people he is watching mean nothing to him.

B.Gatsby is still trying to protect a dream that no longer exists.

C. There is nobody in the house.

D. Gatsby does not have a clear view of the house. Considering the novel as a whole, what is the BEST explanation of the final sentence in the novel: "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"?

A. We are basically childish
B. We want to live life like our parents.
C. We want a constantly changing life
D. We want to return to some long-lost idyllic moment. Who said: "I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known." Who said: "Neverthe less you did throw me over...You threw me over on the telephone. I don't give a damn about you now, but it was a new experience for me, and I felt a little dizzy for a while." Who said: "Oh, you want too much! I love you now--isn't that enough?" Who said: "Beat me! Throw me down and beat me you little coward!" Who said: "Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can!" Who said: "And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool." Who said: "By God, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me." Who said: "When a man gets killed I never like to get mixed up in it any way. I keep out. When I was a young man it was different... Who said: "I've always been glad I said that. It was the only compliment I ever gave him, because I disapproved of him from the beginning to end." Who said: "She never loved you, do you hear?" He cried. "She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me!" Who said: "That's because your mother wanted to show you off." Her face bent into the single wrinkle of the small white neck. "You dream, you. You absolute little dream." Who said: "I spent my nights in New York, because those gleaming, dazzling parties of his were with me so vividly that I could still hear the music." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"Her voice is full of money." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"He was a blond, spiritless man, anaemic and faintly handsome." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"He was never quite still; there was always a tapping foot somewhere or the impatient opening and closing of a hand." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"He was his wife's man and not his own." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"I shook hands with him; it seemed silly not to, for I felt suddenly as though I were talking to a child. Then he went into the jewelry store to buy a pearl necklace..." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"...he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"It was a body capable or enormous leverage--a cruel body." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"They're a rotten crowd," I shouted across the lawn. "You're worth the whole damn bunch put together." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"If he'd of lived he'd of been a great man." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
"You said a bad driver was only safe until she met another bad driver? Well, I met another bad driver, didn't I? I mean it was careless of me to take such a wrong guess. I thought you were rather an honest, straightforward person. I thought it was your secret pride." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
..."I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool, insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demans of her hard, jaunty body." Identify the person spoken ABOUT
_____ was a pale, feminine man from the flat below. He had just shaved, for there was a white spot of lather on his cheekbone..." Who is Thomas D'Invilliers, the poet of the epigraph?
A. Jay Gatsby
B. A character from one of Fitzgerald's novels
C. Nick's father
D. Owl Eyes
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