The Great Gatsby Chapter Two

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  • 1. 

    What is the place between the Eggs and New York City called?

    • A.

      Brooklyn

    • B.

      Valley of Ashes

    • C.

      Compton

    Correct Answer
    B. Valley of Ashes
    Explanation
    The place between the Eggs and New York City is called the Valley of Ashes. This is a fictional location in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby." It is described as a desolate and industrial wasteland, symbolizing the moral and social decay of the characters in the story. The Valley of Ashes represents the stark contrast between the wealthy and glamorous lifestyle of New York City and the poverty and despair of those living in the outskirts.

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  • 2. 

    Who is Myrtle's husband?

    • A.

      Tom Buchanan

    • B.

      Jay Gatsby

    • C.

      George Wilson

    Correct Answer
    C. George Wilson
    Explanation
    Myrtle's husband is George Wilson because in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, it is revealed that Myrtle is married to George Wilson. This is evident when Myrtle is having an affair with Tom Buchanan, who is married to Daisy Buchanan. Myrtle's marriage to George Wilson plays a significant role in the plot as it leads to tragic consequences for both characters.

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  • 3. 

    What is George Wilson's profession?

    • A.

      Auto mechanic

    • B.

      Baker

    • C.

      Clown

    Correct Answer
    A. Auto mechanic
    Explanation
    George Wilson's profession is auto mechanic.

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  • 4. 

    What does Tom buy for Myrtle?

    • A.

      A puppy

    • B.

      A dress

    • C.

      A flower

    Correct Answer
    A. A puppy
    Explanation
    Tom buys a puppy for Myrtle. This is evident from the given options where "A puppy" is the only item that suggests a purchase. The other options, "A dress" and "A flower," do not indicate a purchase made by Tom for Myrtle. Therefore, the correct answer is "A puppy."

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  • 5. 

    What is Gatsby known for?

    • A.

      His cool clothes

    • B.

      His parties

    • C.

      His beautiful singing voice

    Correct Answer
    B. His parties
    Explanation
    Gatsby is known for his parties because throughout the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is portrayed as a wealthy and extravagant individual who throws lavish parties at his mansion. These parties are known for their opulence, grandeur, and the large number of guests they attract. Gatsby's parties serve as a symbol of the excess and superficiality of the Jazz Age, as well as a means for Gatsby to attract the attention and admiration of others, particularly his love interest, Daisy Buchanan.

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  • 6. 

    What is Myrtle's sister's name?

    • A.

      Catherine

    • B.

      Caroline

    • C.

      Karen

    Correct Answer
    A. Catherine
    Explanation
    Myrtle's sister's name is Catherine because it is the only name provided as an option.

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  • 7. 

    What did Myrtle say to make Tom hit her?

    • A.

      "Whatever, yo."

    • B.

      "You're such a fool."

    • C.

      "Daisy, Daisy, Daisy"

    Correct Answer
    C. "Daisy, Daisy, Daisy"
    Explanation
    Myrtle said "Daisy, Daisy, Daisy" to make Tom hit her because she was mocking and taunting him about his wife, Daisy. By repeatedly saying Daisy's name, Myrtle was intentionally provoking Tom and trying to get a reaction out of him. This shows that Myrtle had a desire to create conflict and manipulate the situation to her advantage.

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  • 8. 

    What does Tom do to Myrtle?

    • A.

      Breaks her nose

    • B.

      Rapes her

    • C.

      Takes her out for ice cream

    Correct Answer
    A. Breaks her nose
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Tom breaks Myrtle's nose. This suggests that Tom physically harms Myrtle by inflicting violence upon her, specifically targeting her face.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of Tom's mistress?

    • A.

      Daisy

    • B.

      Myrtle

    • C.

      Jordan

    Correct Answer
    B. Myrtle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Myrtle. This answer is based on the information provided in the question, which asks for the name of Tom's mistress. Out of the three options given, Myrtle is the only name that fits this description. Daisy and Jordan are not mentioned as being Tom's mistress, so they are not the correct answer. Therefore, the correct answer is Myrtle.

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  • 10. 

    What happens in this chapter that's has only happened to Nick once before?

    • A.

      He meets Jordan

    • B.

      He maxes out his credit card

    • C.

      He gets drunk

    Correct Answer
    C. He gets drunk
    Explanation
    In this chapter, Nick gets drunk, which has only happened to him once before. This suggests that Nick is not accustomed to excessive drinking and implies that the events or circumstances in this chapter were particularly overwhelming or emotionally challenging for him. Getting drunk may be seen as a coping mechanism or a way for Nick to temporarily escape or numb himself from the difficulties he is facing.

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