Great Gatsby - Chapter Two

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  • 1. 

    What is the "valley of ashes"?

    • A.

      An area in East Egg where a fire had been many years ago

    • B.

      A barren area separating East Egg from West Egg

    • C.

      An industrial zone

    • D.

      An imaginary place used as a metaphor for Gatsby's loneliness

    Correct Answer
    C. An industrial zone
    Explanation
    The "valley of ashes" refers to an industrial zone. In the novel The Great Gatsby, it is described as a desolate and barren area located between the wealthy communities of East Egg and West Egg. This industrial zone represents the decay and moral emptiness of the American Dream, as it is filled with the ashes and waste produced by the wealthy upper class. It serves as a metaphor for the harsh reality and corruption that lies beneath the glamorous facade of the wealthy characters in the novel, particularly highlighting Gatsby's isolation and loneliness in his pursuit of wealth and love.

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  • 2. 

    What are the "eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg?

    • A.

      Seeing eye dogs that the doctor trains for the Association for the Blind

    • B.

      A group of security guards who monitor the doctor's home and offices

    • C.

      A new kind of contact lens that the doctor has just developed

    • D.

      An illustration on a billboard

    Correct Answer
    D. An illustration on a billboard
    Explanation
    The "eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg" refer to an illustration on a billboard. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as the options mention different possibilities, and the correct answer is the one that aligns with the famous symbol in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby." The billboard, featuring the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg, serves as a symbol of moral decay and the loss of spiritual values in the novel.

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  • 3. 

    Who did Tom take Nick to meet?

    • A.

      His mistress

    • B.

      Dr. T.J. Eckleburg

    • C.

      His parents

    • D.

      Gatsby

    Correct Answer
    A. His mistress
    Explanation
    Tom took Nick to meet his mistress. This suggests that Tom is involved in an extramarital affair and wants to introduce his mistress to Nick. This revelation adds complexity to Tom's character and highlights the theme of infidelity in the story. It also implies that Tom may not value his marriage or respect his wife, further contributing to the tension and conflict within the narrative.

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  • 4. 

    Identify Myrtle and George Wilson.

    • A.

      Myrtle is Tom's cousin. George is her son.

    • B.

      George is Tom's business partner. Myrtle is his wife.

    • C.

      Myrtle is Tom's mistress. George is her husband.

    • D.

      They are the caretakers on Tom's estate.

    Correct Answer
    C. Myrtle is Tom's mistress. George is her husband.
    Explanation
    Myrtle and George Wilson are a married couple. Myrtle is involved in an extramarital affair with Tom, making her his mistress. George is her husband.

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  • 5. 

    What did Mrs. Wilson buy while she was out with Tom and Nick?

    • A.

      Sandwiches for lunch

    • B.

      A dog

    • C.

      A new dress

    • D.

      Cuff links for Tom

    Correct Answer
    B. A dog
    Explanation
    Mrs. Wilson bought a dog while she was out with Tom and Nick. This is evident from the given options where "A dog" is mentioned as one of the choices.

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  • 6. 

    Where did they go? What was at 158th Street?

    • A.

      Tom's favorite restaurant

    • B.

      Nick's office

    • C.

      The dealer where Tom bought his last car

    • D.

      The apartment where Tom met his mistress

    Correct Answer
    D. The apartment where Tom met his mistress
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The apartment where Tom met his mistress." This is indicated by the question asking where "they" went and what was at 158th Street. The other options - Tom's favorite restaurant, Nick's office, and the dealer where Tom bought his last car - do not fit the context of the question. Therefore, the most logical answer is that they went to the apartment where Tom met his mistress.

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  • 7. 

    Identify Catherine and Mr. & Mrs. McKee.

    • A.

      Catherine is Nick's secretary. Mrs. McKee is her sister, and Mr. McKee is her brother-in-law.

    • B.

      Catherine is Myrtle's sister. The McKees live downstairs at the apartment complex.

    • C.

      Catherine is Tom's cousin. The McKees are the apartment managers.

    • D.

      Catherine is Mrs. McKee's best friend. The McKees are old neighbors of Myrtle's.

    Correct Answer
    B. Catherine is Myrtle's sister. The McKees live downstairs at the apartment complex.
    Explanation
    Catherine is identified as Myrtle's sister, which means that she is related to Myrtle. The McKees are mentioned as living downstairs at the apartment complex, indicating that they are neighbors of Catherine and Myrtle. Therefore, Catherine is Myrtle's sister and the McKees are neighbors who live downstairs.

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  • 8. 

    What does Mr. McKee tell Nick about Gatsby?

    • A.

      Gatsby is the son of a Texas oil tycoon.

    • B.

      Gatsby has recently been released from a mental hospital.

    • C.

      Gatsby donated a half-million dollars to an orphanage in his home town.

    • D.

      Gatsby is the nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm.

    Correct Answer
    D. Gatsby is the nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm.
  • 9. 

    What reason did Myrtle give for marrying George Wilson?

    • A.

      She had to do something to get away from her abusive parents.

    • B.

      She did it to spite George's former girlfriend.

    • C.

      She thought he was a gentleman; later she found out differently.

    • D.

      She didn't think she would ever find a husband, and she was grateful to him for asking her.

    Correct Answer
    C. She thought he was a gentleman; later she found out differently.
    Explanation
    Myrtle gave the reason for marrying George Wilson that she thought he was a gentleman, but later she found out differently.

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  • 10. 

    What did Tom do to Myrtle when she mentioned Daisy's name?

    • A.

      He laughed and called her a jealous fool.

    • B.

      He taunted her and repeated Daisy's name several more times.

    • C.

      He hit her and broke her nose.

    • D.

      He ignored her and went on with his conversation with Nick.

    Correct Answer
    C. He hit her and broke her nose.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He hit her and broke her nose." This answer is supported by the phrase "He hit her and broke her nose" in the question. It indicates that Tom physically assaulted Myrtle when she mentioned Daisy's name.

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