Great Gatsby - Chapter One

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The Great Gatsby Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    How does the narrator describe Gatsby? 
    • A. 

      Gatsby was self-assured and showed boundless enthusiasm about most topics

    • B. 

      Gatsby was brilliant, although somewhat smug and self-centered

    • C. 

      Gatsby had an extraordinary gift for hope, and romantic readiness

    • D. 

      Gatsby was brilliant, although somewhat smug and self-centered

  • 2. 
    From where did the narrator come and why? 
    • A. 

      From France to establish a vineyard in New York

    • B. 

      From the south to become an actor in Broadway

    • C. 

      From the Midwest to study the bond business

    • D. 

      From the northwest to be a fashion designer

  • 3. 
    Desbribe the narrator's house. 
    • A. 

      It is one of the largest on the island, made of brick and surrounded by gardens

    • B. 

      It is a renovated carriage house on the grounds of one of the mansions

    • C. 

      It is a weatherbeaten bungalow squeezed between the mansions

    • D. 

      It is roomy, but not too large for one person, with gazebo and boathhouse

  • 4. 
    Describe the Buchanan's house. 
    • A. 

      It is formal and traditional colonial Georgian mansion

    • B. 

      It is low and modernistic, designed to blend in with the scenery

    • C. 

      It is palatial, although is state of disrepair

    • D. 

      It is a replica of a Spanish hacienda, with the central garden and fountains

  • 5. 
    How does Nick know Daisy and Tom? 
    • A. 

      Nick and Tom served on the war together. He met Daisy at their wedding.

    • B. 

      Nick and Daisy went to school together. Daisy was dating Tom.

    • C. 

      He met through a friend of his parents in Chicago.

    • D. 

      Daisy and Nick are cousins. Nick and Tom knew each other from school.

  • 6. 
    Describe Tom. What is our impression of him in Chapter 1? 
    • A. 

      He is short and fat and jolly

    • B. 

      He has an athletic build and an arrogant attitude. He is an old-money snob.

    • C. 

      He is tall and slender. He is a grumpy middle-aged man.

    • D. 

      He has a medium build and is balding. He is easy-going and pleasant.

  • 7. 
    What kind of person is Daisy? 
    • A. 

      Daisy is flighty and very superficial.

    • B. 

      Daisy is an intellectual.

    • C. 

      Daisy is a down-to-earth, sweet, naive young woman.

    • D. 

      Daisy is just plain mean.

  • 8. 
    What did Miss Baker tell Nick about Tom? 
    • A. 

      Tom is terminally ill.

    • B. 

      Tom is in trouble with the police.

    • C. 

      Tom has a woman in the city.

    • D. 

      Tom is connected with criminals.

  • 9. 
    When asked about her daughter, what does Daisy say? 
    • A. 

      "She acts just like her father!"

    • B. 

      "Isn't she a little darling?"

    • C. 

      "I suppose she talks--and eats, and everything."

    • D. 

      "I wish I had never had her."

  • 10. 
    How is Gatsby introduced into the novel? 
    • A. 

      Nick meets him at a party.

    • B. 

      He is mentioned in a conversation between Nick and Jordan. Later Nick sees him on the lawn in the moonlight.

    • C. 

      Everyone talks about him at the party, but no one sees him. Later Nick sees him with Daisy.

    • D. 

      Jordan tells Daisy about Tom's affair, and Daisy meets Gatsby to begin an affair of her own to get even with Tom.

  • 11. 
    Do you like the book so far? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Somewhat

    • C. 

      No

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