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The Great Gatsby Unit Test

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  • 1. 
    Who locked his wife in the house? (First and last name or just last name.)
  • 2. 
    This person came from "old" money and at one point was referred to as the "polo player."
  • 3. 
    What is the name of the man who was Gatsby's best friend years ago (and who had a large part in creating Jay Gatsby)
  • 4. 
    What is Gatsby's real name?
  • 5. 
    Who is dissatisfied with his/her life and spouse's occupation and wishes to have have more money?
  • 6. 
    It is rumored that this person cheated in his/her profession. (first and last name)
  • 7. 
    Who has a green light burning at the end of his/her deck?
  • 8. 
    Who watches over the Valley of Ashes?
  • 9. 
    Daisy and Gatsby were first together in
    • A. 

      Spring of 1920

    • B. 

      Summer of 1922

    • C. 

      Fall of 1917

    • D. 

      Winter of 1915

  • 10. 
    What was Gatsby's signature saying?
    • A. 

      Hot stuff

    • B. 

      Old guy

    • C. 

      Old sport

    • D. 

      ol' fella

  • 11. 
    With whom is Gatsby secretly in love?
    • A. 

      Jordan Baker

    • B. 

      Daisy Buchanan

    • C. 

      Myrtle Wilson

  • 12. 
    Where do George and Myrtle Wilson live?
    • A. 

      West Egg

    • B. 

      East Egg

    • C. 

      New York City

    • D. 

      Valley of Ashes

  • 13. 
    With whom does Nick have a brief, romantic relationship?
    • A. 

      Jordan Baker

    • B. 

      Myrtle Wilson

    • C. 

      Daisy Buchanan

  • 14. 
    What occupation is Nick intending to master when he moves to New York?
    • A. 

      Bootlegging

    • B. 

      Bond Business

    • C. 

      Automobile repair

    • D. 

      Grocery store manager

  • 15. 
    How is Daisy related to Nick?
    • A. 

      Sister

    • B. 

      Cousin

    • C. 

      Aunt

    • D. 

      No relation

  • 16. 
    Where is Gatsby's mansion located?
    • A. 

      East Egg

    • B. 

      Brooklyn

    • C. 

      West Egg

    • D. 

      Valley of Ashes

  • 17. 
    Why does Tom hit Myrtle at his apartment in New York?
    • A. 

      She taunts him about Daisy

    • B. 

      She refuses to see him anymore

    • C. 

      She says she loves Nick

    • D. 

      She curses at him

  • 18. 
    Where did Nick and Tom go to school?
    • A. 

      Yale

    • B. 

      Harvard

    • C. 

      Princeton

    • D. 

      Oxford

  • 19. 
    What is Nick's home state?
    • A. 

      Illinois

    • B. 

      North Dakota

    • C. 

      Minnesota

    • D. 

      Idaho

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not a recurring theme in The Great Gatsby?
    • A. 

      Wealth

    • B. 

      Lies and deceit

    • C. 

      Kindness

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not a symbol in The Great Gatsby?
    • A. 

      A green light

    • B. 

      The eyes of T. J. Eckleburg

    • C. 

      West Egg

    • D. 

      Geography

  • 22. 
    Which chapter contains the most characterization?
    • A. 

      Chapter 1

    • B. 

      Chapter 4

    • C. 

      Chapter 7

    • D. 

      Chapter 9

  • 23. 
    Which symbol best symbolizes Gatsby's life as a fake and a bluff?
    • A. 

      "books" in Gatsby's library

    • B. 

      The green light

    • C. 

      Eyes of T. J. Eckleburg

    • D. 

      The Valley of Ashes

  • 24. 
    From what point of view is the story told?
    • A. 

      First person omniscient

    • B. 

      Third person

    • C. 

      First person participant

    • D. 

      Second person

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not a setting of the story?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Long Island

    • C. 

      Chicago

  • 26. 
    Why is Tom's righteous anger at Daisy over her affair with Gatsby ironic?
    • A. 

      He doesn't really love her.

    • B. 

      He thinks Gatsby is not good enough for her.

    • C. 

      He is having an affair with Myrtle.

    • D. 

      He just filed for divorce.

  • 27. 
    Which of the following themes best describes Gatsby and Daisy's relationship?
    • A. 

      Wealth

    • B. 

      Lies and deceit

    • C. 

      Society and class

  • 28. 
    The main conflict in the story is between Gatsby and ...
    • A. 

      Nick

    • B. 

      Tom

    • C. 

      Daisy

    • D. 

      Myrtle

  • 29. 
    What do the eyes of T. J. Eckleburg symbolize to George Wilson?
    • A. 

      The eyes of God

    • B. 

      Wealth he will never have

    • C. 

      Jay Gatsby

    • D. 

      Protection

  • 30. 
    Massive amounts of people attend Gatsby's parties, yet he has a small funeral that very few people attend.  What is this?
    • A. 

      irony

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Comic relief

  • 31. 
    How are George Wilson and Gatsby alike?
    • A. 

      They are both wealthy.

    • B. 

      They both are car lovers.

    • C. 

      They both participate in illegal activities on the side.

    • D. 

      They both lost the woman they loved to Tom.

  • 32. 
    In the end, _________killed Myrtle.
    • A. 

      Tom Buchanan

    • B. 

      Gatsby

    • C. 

      Daisy

    • D. 

      Jordan Baker

  • 33. 
    Gatsby was shot by __________.
    • A. 

      Nick Carraway

    • B. 

      Tom Buchanan

    • C. 

      George Wilson

    • D. 

      Mr. Wolfsheim

  • 34. 
    How did Gatsby get his money?
    • A. 

      He owns drug stores

    • B. 

      He is a boot legger

    • C. 

      He inherited it

    • D. 

      He's a gambler

  • 35. 
    Who is the perpetual "house guest"?
    • A. 

      Nick

    • B. 

      Owl Eyes

    • C. 

      Klipspringer

    • D. 

      Wolfsheim

  • 36. 
    Who came to Gatsby's funeral?  (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Daisy

    • B. 

      Nick

    • C. 

      Mr. Gatz

    • D. 

      Wolfsheim

    • E. 

      Owl eyes

  • 37. 
    What does Klipspringer call Nick for in the last chapter?
    • A. 

      To find out when the funeral is.

    • B. 

      To get Nick to send him some shoes he left there.

    • C. 

      To offer his condolences.

    • D. 

      To talk to Gatsby (he doesn't know he's dead yet).

  • 38. 
    How does George find Gatsby?
    • A. 

      He wanders around until he happens upon him.

    • B. 

      He had been to his house before for a party.

    • C. 

      A mechanic told him who owned the yellow car.

    • D. 

      Tom told him.

  • 39. 
    What the picture of that Mr. Gatz shows Nick?
    • A. 

      Gatsby's house

    • B. 

      Gatsby in his military uniform

    • C. 

      Gatsby and Daisy

    • D. 

      Gatsby as a baby

  • 40. 
    What is Meyer Wolfsheim rumored to have been responsible for?
    • A. 

      "Fixing" the Presidental election in 1920.

    • B. 

      "Fixing" the World Series of 1919.

    • C. 

      Painting the billboard of T. J. Eckleburg.

    • D. 

      Killing Nick's parents.

  • 41. 
    True or False:  Daisy falls in love with Nick at the end of the story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    True or False:  Gatsby is a poor man who does not like to interact with other people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    True or False:  Gatsby met Daisy in Louisville in 1917.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    True or False:  Tom despises Gatsby and wants him dead.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    True or False:  Gatsby's house is an extravagant mansion in which he holds many parties.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    True or False:  Daisy takes the blame for the death of Myrtle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    True or False:  Tom kills Gatsby.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    True or False:  Tom is married to Myrtle and is secretly having an affair with Daisy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    True or False:  Nick arranges a large funeral for Gatsby and everyone who knew him attended.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    F. Scott Fitzgerald was named after the writer of the _____________.