The Great Gatsby, By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby is set among the gaudy, excessive mansions of Long Island and depicts the hope and disillusionment inspired by the dream of becoming wealthy. It is a portrait of the spiritlessness of the Jazz Age and the cruelty of immense wealth. See how much you can remember about the plot of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     At the beginning of the novel, where has Nick Carraway just moved to?
    • A. 

      The west egg district of Long Island

    • B. 

      Chicago's upper east side.

    • C. 

      Hollywood.

  • 2. 
    Nick’s next-door neighbor in West Egg is a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby.  What does he do every Saturday night?
    • A. 

      Leaves town

    • B. 

      Throws giant parties.

    • C. 

      Stays at home all alone.

  • 3. 
    Nick is unlike the other inhabitants of West Egg—he was educated at Yale and has social connections in East Egg, a fashionable area of Long Island home to the established upper class.   Who does he know who lives there?
    • A. 

      Jay Gatsby

    • B. 

      His cousin Daisy and her husband Tom.

    • C. 

      His friend Jordan from Yale.

  • 4. 
    Daisy and Tom introduce Nick to Jordan Baker, a beautiful, cynical young woman with whom Nick begins a romantic relationship. Nick also learns a bit about Daisy and Tom’s marriage:  what does Jordan tell him?
    • A. 

      That Daisy is seeing Jay Gatsby

    • B. 

      That Tom and Daisy are getting a divorce

    • C. 

      That Tom has a lover, Myrtle Wilson

  • 5. 
    Where does Myrtle Wilson live?
    • A. 

      The valley of ashes, a gray industrial dumping ground between West Egg and New York City.

    • B. 

      West egg, the affluent section of town.

    • C. 

      East egg, the poor section of town.

  • 6. 
    Not long after this revelation, Nick travels to New York City with Tom and Myrtle. At a vulgar, gaudy party in the apartment that Tom keeps for the affair, Myrtle begins to taunt Tom about Daisy.  How does Tom respond?
    • A. 

      By storming out of the room.

    • B. 

      By breaking her nose.

    • C. 

      By agreeing to leave Daisy.

  • 7. 
    Nick eventually garners an invitation to one of Gatsby’s legendary parties. He encounters Jordan Baker at the party, and they meet Gatsby himself.  Gatsby asks to speak to Jordan alone, and, through Jordan, Nick later learns more about his mysterious neighbor.   What does he tell Jordan?
    • A. 

      That he knew Daisy from before she got married, and was in love with her.

    • B. 

      That he was a member of the mafia who was in love with Jordan.

    • C. 

      That he had to leave town suddenly because he had killed a man.

  • 8. 
    Gatsby confesses that he spends many nights staring at something across the bay from his mansion.  What does he stare at?
    • A. 

      Daisy thorough a telescope.

    • B. 

      The green light at the end of Daisy's dock.

    • C. 

      He watches Tom go to meet his girlfriend.

  • 9. 
    A meeting is finally arranged between Daisy and Gatsby.  How do they meet?
    • A. 

      Nick invites Daisy to have tea at his house, without telling her that Gatsby will also be there

    • B. 

      Gatsby arranges another large party at his mansion.

    • C. 

      Jordan arranges to take Daisy into town and then runs into Gatsby.

  • 10. 
    After a short time, Tom grows increasingly suspicious of his wife’s relationship with Gatsby. At a luncheon at the Buchanans’ house, Gatsby stares at Daisy with such undisguised passion that Tom realizes Gatsby is in love with her. Though Tom is himself involved in an extramarital affair, he is deeply outraged by the thought that his wife could be unfaithful to him.   What does Tom do next?
    • A. 

      Pulls out a gun and threatens to shoot Gatsby.

    • B. 

      Has the group drive to the Plaza Hotel, where he rents a room and confronts Gatsby there.

    • C. 

      Tells Daisy in front of the group that he wants a divorce.

  • 11. 
    Daisy realizes that her allegiance is to Tom, and Tom contemptuously sends her back to East Egg with Gatsby, attempting to prove that Gatsby cannot hurt him.  When Nick, Jordan, and Tom drive through the valley of ashes, however,  they discover something has happened.  What has happened?
    • A. 

      Gatsby’s car has struck and killed Myrtle

    • B. 

      Gatsby and Daisy have been in an accident and Daisy is dying

    • C. 

      Gatsby and Daisy have been in an accident and Gatsby is dying

  • 12. 
    They rush back to Long Island, where Nick learns what from Gatsby?
    • A. 

      That Gatsby had been arguing with Daisy when he hit Myrtle.

    • B. 

      Daisy was driving the car when it struck Myrtle, but that Gatsby intends to take the blame

    • C. 

      That Gatsby had seen Myrtle, recognized her and in a fit of rage, killed her on purpose.

  • 13. 
    What does Tom tells Myrtle’s husband, George the next day?
    • A. 

      The truth - that he had been having an affair with his wife.

    • B. 

      Nothing.

    • C. 

      That Gatsby was the driver of the car.

  • 14. 
    What does George do?
    • A. 

      Finds Gatsby in the pool at his mansion and shoots him dead. He then fatally shoots himself.

    • B. 

      Goes over to shoot Gatsby, but Gatsby sees him and shoots him first, then commits suicide.

    • C. 

      Goes over and shoots Tom because he knows he is lying.

  • 15. 
    How does the novel end?
    • A. 

      In a fit of rage, Nick confronts Daisy and Tom at the Plaza in front of everyone then returns home to Chicago.

    • B. 

      Nick stages a small funeral for Gatsby, ends his relationship with Jordan, and moves back to the Midwest to escape the disgust he feels for the people surrounding Gatsby’s life

    • C. 

      Nick quietly leaves town because he can't bear to see them again.

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