Characters
Quotes
Literary Devices
Themes
The Author
100
Goes by a fake name; poor boy from North Dakota
Jay Gatsby (James Gatz)
100
"Her voice is full of money." Who is this quote ABOUT?
Daisy
100
A literary device where something you can touch or feel (tangible) represents something you can't touch of feel (abstract)
A Symbol
100
How does the American Dream play a part in the story?
Both Nick and Gatsby try to make something of themselves by moving to New York; both are searching for a better life.
100
Who wrote The Great Gatsby?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
200
Young man from Minnesota who moves from the Midwest to New York City to learn the bond business
Nick Carraway
200
"But I didn’t call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone—he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for ______ he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness."
Nick is talking about Gatsby
200
What does the green light symbolize in the play?
Gatsby's Dream
200
How do the 1920s play a part in the story?
Prohibition, bootlegging, jazz music, party lifestyle, New York City
200
When was The Great Gatsby written?
1925
300
A racist, hulking man
Tom Buchanan
300
"I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustreless moon. In the foreground four solemn men in dress suits are walking along the sidewalk with a stretcher on which lies a drunken woman in a white evening dress. Her hand, which dangles over the side, sparkles cold with jewels. Gravely the men turn in at a house—the wrong house. But no one knows the woman’s name, and no one cares." This quote describes the East and New York City. Who says it?
Nick
300
What symbolizes the idea of God watching over the world in the play?
The Eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg billboard
300
What is the importance of the East and the MidWest in the book?
The East is a place of destruction and obsession with wealth; the MidWest is a more pure place with a better life
300
What character does Fitzgerald use to tell the story? (the narrator)
Nick Carraway
400
Professional golfer, dates Nick
Jordan Baker
400
“I made the pleasure of his acquaintance just after the war. But I knew I had discovered a man of fine breeding after I talked with him an hour. I said to myself: ‘There’s the kind of man you’d like to take home and introduce to your mother and sister.’.” He paused. “I see you’re looking at my cuff buttons.” Who is speaking?
Meyer Wolfsheim
400
What could the Valley of Ashes symbolize?
destruction, all of the bad things that happen in life
400
What makes Gatsby so "great"?
400
Many people think that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby mainly due to his experiences in life with his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald, who was a fabulously wealthy woman from the South and was never satisfied with Fitzgerald's small income from writing. Fitzgerald was always trying to please her but never seemed to be able to. What character is probably modeled after Zelda?
Daisy
500
Gangster and gambler
Meyer Wolfsheim
500
“Civilization’s going to pieces,” broke out _____ violently. “I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read ‘The Rise of the Colored Empires’ by this man Goddard?”... “Well, it’s a fine book, and everybody ought to read it. The idea is if we don’t look out the white race will be—will be utterly submerged. It’s all scientific stuff; it’s been proved.” Who is speaking?
Tom Buchanan
500
How does the color yellow's meaning as a symbol change in the book?
It goes from representing wealth and money to representing death and destruction. Gatsby's yellow car is called "the death car".
500
How is weather a theme in The Great Gatsby?
The weather reflects the mood of the story. When something sad happens, it rains. When things get tense and heated, the day is really hot.
500
What is Fitzgerald saying about the American Dream in the 1920s in the book?
People are going after the wrong dream
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