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The Great Gatsby Chapters 7-8 quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why does Gatsby let all his domestic help go?

    • A.

      He doesn't like them

    • B.

      They stole his stuff

    • C.

      He doesn't want them to gossip about Daisy

    Correct Answer
    C. He doesn't want them to gossip about Daisy
    Explanation
    Gatsby lets all his domestic help go because he doesn't want them to gossip about Daisy. This suggests that Gatsby is deeply concerned about protecting Daisy's reputation and wants to avoid any potential scandal or rumors spreading about their relationship. By dismissing his domestic help, Gatsby hopes to prevent any information or gossip about Daisy from being leaked to the public.

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  • 2. 

    What does Gatsby say about Daisy’s voice?

    • A.

      It's high pitched

    • B.

      It's full of money

    • C.

      It's hard to hear

    Correct Answer
    B. It's full of money
    Explanation
    Gatsby describes Daisy's voice as being "full of money." This suggests that her voice carries an air of wealth and privilege. It implies that her voice is refined and elegant, reflecting her upper-class status. This description also highlights Gatsby's infatuation with Daisy and his desire to be associated with her luxurious lifestyle.

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  • 3. 

    Who rides with Gatsby to New York?

    • A.

      Nick

    • B.

      Tom

    • C.

      Daisy

    Correct Answer
    C. Daisy
    Explanation
    Daisy rides with Gatsby to New York.

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  • 4. 

    Of what does Tom accuse Gatsby?

    • A.

      Cheating

    • B.

      Bootlegging

    • C.

      Not Loving Daisy

    Correct Answer
    B. Bootlegging
    Explanation
    Tom accuses Gatsby of bootlegging. Bootlegging refers to the illegal production, distribution, or sale of alcohol during the Prohibition era in the United States. This accusation suggests that Tom believes Gatsby is involved in illegal activities and is making money through illicit means.

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  • 5. 

    Gatsby admits his affair with Daisy to Tom.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Gatsby admitting his affair with Daisy to Tom is true. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby," Gatsby confesses his romantic involvement with Daisy to her husband, Tom Buchanan. This revelation occurs during a tense confrontation between Gatsby, Tom, and Daisy, exposing the truth about their illicit relationship. Gatsby's admission plays a significant role in the development of the story, leading to further conflicts and ultimately tragic consequences.

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  • 6. 

    George Wilson has realized that Myrtle is cheating on him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    George Wilson realizing that Myrtle is cheating on him means that he has become aware of her infidelity. This suggests that George has discovered or uncovered evidence or information that confirms Myrtle's unfaithfulness. Therefore, the statement "George Wilson has realized that Myrtle is cheating on him" is true.

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  • 7. 

    Gatsby is willing to accept that Daisy loved Tom at one time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Gatsby is not willing to accept that Daisy loved Tom at one time. This is evident throughout the novel as Gatsby is obsessed with winning Daisy back and believes that their love is still alive. He refuses to acknowledge or accept that Daisy may have loved Tom in the past, as it goes against his idealized version of their relationship. Gatsby's refusal to accept this reality ultimately leads to his downfall.

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  • 8. 

    Gatsby was driving the car that hit Myrtle.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "Gatsby was driving the car that hit Myrtle." The correct answer is False because in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it is revealed that it was actually Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby's love interest, who was driving the car that hit Myrtle Wilson. Gatsby takes the blame for Daisy to protect her.

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  • 9. 

    Nick is exhausted and tired of dealing with both Gatsby and the Buchanans.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Nick is feeling exhausted and tired from dealing with both Gatsby and the Buchanans. This implies that Nick is experiencing fatigue and frustration from the interactions and relationships with these individuals. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 10. 

    How late does Gatsby stand outside Daisy’s house after the accident, waiting to see if she needed him?

    • A.

      4 o'clock in the morning

    • B.

      Sundown

    • C.

      Midnight

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 o'clock in the morning
    Explanation
    Gatsby stands outside Daisy's house until 4 o'clock in the morning after the accident, waiting to see if she needed him. This suggests that Gatsby is deeply concerned about Daisy's well-being and is willing to wait for hours to ensure she is okay. It also highlights his devotion and love for Daisy, as he is willing to sacrifice his own sleep and comfort to be there for her.

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  • 11. 

    Where had Gatsby met Daisy, according to the story he tells Nick?

    • A.

      A dance before the war

    • B.

      A play in the theater in town

    • C.

      Camp Taylor from which he and other officers went to visit Daisy.

    Correct Answer
    C. Camp Taylor from which he and other officers went to visit Daisy.
    Explanation
    According to the story Gatsby tells Nick, he had met Daisy at Camp Taylor, where he and other officers went to visit her.

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  • 12. 

    Why didn’t Gatsby return to Daisy immediately after the war?

    • A.

      He fell out of love with her

    • B.

      He was sent to study at Oxford.

    • C.

      He couldn't find her

    Correct Answer
    B. He was sent to study at Oxford.
    Explanation
    Gatsby didn't return to Daisy immediately after the war because he was sent to study at Oxford. This suggests that Gatsby had other commitments and responsibilities that prevented him from reuniting with Daisy right away.

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  • 13. 

    When Gatsby returned to Louisville, where was Daisy?

    Correct Answer
    her wedding trip
    honeymoon
    with Tom
    Explanation
    Daisy was on her wedding trip and honeymoon with Tom when Gatsby returned to Louisville. This suggests that she had already married Tom and they were enjoying their post-wedding celebrations.

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  • 14. 

    Gatsby has not swam in his pool all summer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement indicates that Gatsby has not used his pool throughout the entire summer. Since the statement does not mention any exceptions or instances where Gatsby did swim in his pool, it can be inferred that the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    Wilson kills Gatsby after thinking that he killed Myrtle with his car.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Wilson kills Gatsby after thinking that he killed Myrtle with his car. This statement is true. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby," Wilson, who is Myrtle's husband, becomes convinced that Gatsby is the one who killed his wife in a hit-and-run accident. Consumed by grief and anger, Wilson shoots Gatsby at his mansion before taking his own life. This tragic event marks the culmination of the novel's themes of love, betrayal, and the corrupting power of wealth.

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  • 16. 

    George Wilson dropped the gun and ran away immediately after killing Gatsby.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby," it is not George Wilson who kills Gatsby, but rather Gatsby is killed by George Wilson's wife, Myrtle's, husband, Tom Buchanan. After Gatsby's death, George Wilson does not drop the gun and run away; instead, he shoots himself.

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  • 17. 

    Who killed Myrtle?

    Correct Answer
    Daisy
  • 18. 

    Who killed Gatsby?

    Correct Answer
    George
    Wilson
    George Wilson
    Explanation
    George Wilson killed Gatsby.

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  • 19. 

    What did Wilson compare the Eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg to in Ch. 8?

    • A.

      The devil

    • B.

      The eyes of God

    • C.

      The punishment for Myrtle

    Correct Answer
    B. The eyes of God
    Explanation
    In Chapter 8, Wilson compares the Eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg to the eyes of God. This comparison suggests that Wilson sees the billboard as a symbol of divine judgment and surveillance. The eyes of God are often associated with the ability to see and judge everything, and Wilson may view the billboard's eyes in the same way, as a constant reminder of a higher power watching over the immoral actions taking place in the story.

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  • 20. 

    Who said, "I told her she might fool me but she couldn't fool God".

    Correct Answer
    Wilson
    George
    George Wilson
    Explanation
    The person who said, "I told her she might fool me but she couldn't fool God" is George Wilson.

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  • 21. 

    Who said, "They're a rotten crowd.  You're worth teh whole d---m bunch put together."

    Correct Answer
    Nick
  • 22. 

    Who said, "I've never used that pool all summer".

    Correct Answer
    Gatsby
    Explanation
    Gatsby said, "I've never used that pool all summer." This statement suggests that Gatsby did not use the pool during the entire summer season.

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  • 23. 

    Who said, "I picked him for a bootlegger fthe first time I saw him, and I wasn't far wrong."

    Correct Answer
    Tom
  • 24. 

    Who said, " You want too much!  I love you now- isn't that enough?"

    Correct Answer
    Daisy
  • 25. 

    Who did Myrtle mistake Jordan for when she came into George Wilson's shop with Tom?

    Correct Answer
    Daisy
    Explanation
    Myrtle mistook Jordan for Daisy when she came into George Wilson's shop with Tom.

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