The Great Gatsby Chapters 1-3 Quiz

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How much do you know about The Great Gatsby? Prove your knowledge with this The Great Gatsby quiz that we have made for you. Read each question carefully and respond with the best possible answer. For some, you have to identify the character to whom the underlined word in each quote refers. Again make sure you read CAREFULLY! We wish you the best of luck with this quiz. Let's go for it now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the narrator of the novel?

    • A.

      Gatsby

    • B.

      Tom

    • C.

      Nick

    • D.

      George

    Correct Answer
    C. Nick
    Explanation
    Nick is the correct answer because he is the narrator of the novel. Throughout the story, Nick Carraway serves as the narrator and provides the readers with his perspective on the events and characters. As the story unfolds, Nick becomes a close observer of the lives of the other characters, including Gatsby, Tom, and George. He plays a crucial role in unraveling the mysteries surrounding Gatsby's life and ultimately becomes a key figure in the narrative.

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  • 2. 

    The narrator came from _______________

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      The West

    • D.

      The MidWest

    Correct Answer
    D. The MidWest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the MidWest. This suggests that the narrator originated from the Midwestern region of the United States.

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  • 3. 

    The novel that Tom is reading in chapter one is about...

    • A.

      Equality

    • B.

      White supremacy

    • C.

      Total control of the government

    • D.

      Morals in high society

    Correct Answer
    B. White supremacy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is white supremacy. This can be inferred from the fact that the novel Tom is reading in chapter one is about white supremacy, indicating that the book explores themes related to racial superiority and the belief in the dominance of white people over other races.

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  • 4. 

    What does Jordan do for a living?

    • A.

      Model

    • B.

      Pro skater

    • C.

      Golfer

    Correct Answer
    C. Golfer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Golfer because it is stated in the given options that Jordan's profession is Golfer.

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  • 5. 

    What does Daisy want her daughter to grow up to be?

    • A.

      A famous teacher

    • B.

      A world-renown doctor

    • C.

      A rich housewife

    • D.

      A beautiful fool

    Correct Answer
    D. A beautiful fool
    Explanation
    Daisy wants her daughter to grow up to be a beautiful fool. This suggests that Daisy values appearance and superficiality over intelligence or success in a meaningful career. She may prioritize societal expectations of beauty and believes that being a fool is desirable. This answer choice reflects a potentially shallow and misguided perspective on what is important in life.

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  • 6. 

    Who does Tom want Nick to meet in the Valley of the Ashes?

    • A.

      Jay Gatsby

    • B.

      George Wilson

    • C.

      Myrtle Wilson

    • D.

      Catherine

    Correct Answer
    C. Myrtle Wilson
    Explanation
    Tom wants Nick to meet Myrtle Wilson in the Valley of the Ashes. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as the Valley of the Ashes is a desolate area between West Egg and New York City, where Myrtle and her husband George Wilson live. Tom has an affair with Myrtle and often brings her to the city, so it would make sense for him to want Nick to meet her.

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  • 7. 

    Where does Myrtle travel to avoid being seen?

    • A.

      In the cabin next to Tom

    • B.

      In a separate train an hour later.

    • C.

      In a separate cabin

    • D.

      In a taxi

    Correct Answer
    C. In a separate cabin
    Explanation
    Myrtle travels in a separate cabin to avoid being seen. This suggests that she wants to maintain her privacy and distance herself from others, possibly to engage in activities or meet someone without being noticed. Traveling in a separate cabin allows her to have her own space and avoid any potential interactions or confrontations with others.

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  • 8. 

    “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone…just remember that all the peoplein this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.”

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Nick

    • C.

      George

    • D.

      Gatsby

    Correct Answer
    B. Nick
    Explanation
    The quote suggests that one should refrain from criticizing others because not everyone has had the same privileges and opportunities in life. This implies that Nick, being a more empathetic and understanding character, is more likely to adhere to this philosophy compared to the other options.

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  • 9. 

    “I’d like to get one of those police dogs; I don’t suppose you got that kind?”

    • A.

      Daisy

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Catherine

    • D.

      Myrtle

    Correct Answer
    D. Myrtle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Myrtle. In this quote, the speaker expresses a desire to have a police dog, suggesting that they are interested in law enforcement or security. Out of the given options, Myrtle is the most likely candidate to have a connection to police dogs, as she is involved in a relationship with Tom Buchanan, who comes from a wealthy background and may have access to such resources.

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  • 10. 

    “Two shining, arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gavehim the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.”

    • A.

      Nick

    • B.

      George

    • C.

      Gatsby

    • D.

      Tom

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom
    Explanation
    The given passage describes someone with "shining, arrogant eyes" who appears to be constantly leaning forward in an aggressive manner. Among the options provided, Tom is the most fitting choice as he is known for his dominant and aggressive personality. This description aligns with his character and behavior throughout the novel.

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  • 11. 

    “He thinks she goes to see her sister in New York. He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive.”

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Nick

    • C.

      George

    • D.

      Gatsby

    Correct Answer
    C. George
    Explanation
    The given quote implies that the person being referred to is not very intelligent or aware of their own existence. Among the options provided, George is the most likely candidate for this description.

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  • 12. 

    “I’ve heard it said that ______’s murmur was only to make people lean toward her; an irrelevant criticism that made it no less charming.” name whenever I want to!”

    • A.

      Daisy

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Catherine

    • D.

      Myrtle

    Correct Answer
    A. Daisy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Daisy. The given statement suggests that someone's murmur was only meant to attract people towards her. This criticism is considered irrelevant but still adds to her charm. Since Daisy is known for her charm and allure, it can be inferred that the person being referred to in the statement is Daisy.

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  • 13. 

    “‘It’s just a crazy old thing,’ she said. ‘I just slip it on sometimes when I don’t care what I look like.’”

    • A.

      Daisy

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Catherine

    • D.

      Myrtle

    Correct Answer
    D. Myrtle
    Explanation
    The given quote suggests that the person who said it is referring to an item of clothing that they wear when they don't care about their appearance. This implies that the person is not overly concerned with their looks and is comfortable with wearing something unconventional or old-fashioned. Among the options given, Myrtle seems to fit this description as she is portrayed as someone who is not overly concerned with societal expectations and is willing to break the norms.

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  • 14. 

    “I hate careless people. That’s why I like you.” 

    • A.

      Daisy

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Catherine

    • D.

      Myrtle

    Correct Answer
    B. Jordan
    Explanation
    The given quote implies that the speaker dislikes careless people, but likes the person they are speaking to. Therefore, the correct answer is Jordan because Jordan is the only option given in the list of names that matches this description.

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  • 15. 

    He reads deep books with long words in them.”

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Nick

    • C.

      George

    • D.

      Gatsby

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom
    Explanation
    Based on the given statement, "He reads deep books with long words in them," the person being referred to is Tom. The sentence implies that Tom is the one who reads these types of books.

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  • 16. 

    “I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.”

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Nick

    • C.

      George

    • D.

      Gatsby

    Correct Answer
    B. Nick
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the speaker, Nick, considers himself to be one of the few honest individuals he has come across in his life. This implies that Nick believes most people he knows are not honest. The other options, Tom, George, and Gatsby, are not mentioned in relation to their honesty or lack thereof, making Nick the most likely answer based on the information provided.

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  • 17. 

    He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in and never even told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out.”

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Nick

    • C.

      George

    • D.

      Gatsby

    Correct Answer
    C. George
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker is expressing their frustration and betrayal towards someone who borrowed another person's best suit for their wedding without informing them. The fact that the man came to collect the suit when the person was not at home suggests that this person is not trustworthy or responsible. Based on this information, it can be inferred that the person being referred to is George.

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  • 18. 

      “…he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and as far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling.”

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Nick

    • C.

      George

    • D.

      Gatsby

    Correct Answer
    D. Gatsby
    Explanation
    In this passage, the speaker describes a person who is standing near dark water and appears to be trembling. The mention of "curious way" suggests that the person's actions are unusual or intriguing. Based on the given options, the most likely person to be described is Gatsby. Gatsby is often associated with mysterious behavior and is known to have a connection to water, as his mansion is located near the water. Therefore, it can be inferred that the correct answer is Gatsby.

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  • 19. 

    “I’ll say her name whenever I want to!”

    • A.

      Daisy

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Catherine

    • D.

      Myrtle

    Correct Answer
    D. Myrtle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Myrtle because the statement suggests that the speaker has the freedom to mention her name whenever they desire. The other options, Daisy, Jordan, and Catherine, are not supported by the given statement.

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  • 20. 

    Nick finds out that he and Gatsby knew each other from...

    • A.

      The war

    • B.

      The stock market

    • C.

      The midwest

    • D.

      Nick's college years

    Correct Answer
    A. The war
    Explanation
    Nick finding out that he and Gatsby knew each other from the war suggests that they were both involved in military service during a war. This implies that they may have shared experiences and a bond formed through their time in the war. The war could have had a significant impact on their lives and could be a key factor in their relationship and understanding of each other.

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