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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Nick think the young Englishmen at Gatsby’s party are selling?
(a) Bonds, real estate or automobiles.
(b) Insurance, jewelry or gold bricks.
(c) Bonds, insurance or automobiles.
(d) Real estate, insurance or clothing.

2. Who is Jordan’s escort to Gatsby’s party?
(a) A college professor.
(b) A persistent undergraduate.
(c) A golf champion.
(d) A banker.

3. Why does Tom slap Mrs. Wilson, breaking her nose?
(a) She insults his career.
(b) She mentions Daisy’s name.
(c) She says that he is not a gentleman.
(d) She insults his career.

4. What does Nick hear coming from Gatsby’s home on summer nights?
(a) Dogs barking.
(b) Arguments.
(c) Cats fighting.
(d) Music.

5. Whom does the narrator visit at the beginning of his first summer in his new residence?
(a) His business associate.
(b) His mother and father who come to visit.
(c) His second cousin, Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom.
(d) Several of his new neighbors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gatsby tell Nick is one of his family’s traditions?

2. What does Nick call the desolate area where the road meets the railroad and is located between West Egg and New York?

3. How do Tom’s acquaintances feel about him bringing a mistress to popular restaurants?

4. What view does the narrator have from his new home?

5. What does Gatsby want Jordan Baker to ask Nick?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Catherine, Mrs. Wilson’s sister, tell Nick about Gatsby?

2. What fascinates Nick on summer nights as he looks across at Gatsby’s mansion?

3. How does Nick Carraway know Daisy and Tom Buchanan?

4. Where does Nick Carraway move to when he finds a job in his chosen profession?

5. How does Nick describe the Valley of Ashes?

6. What do Nick and Gatsby talk about the first time they meet at Gatsby’s party?

7. How does Myrtle Wilson come to own an Airedale puppy?

8. What is Tom’s reaction when Myrtle defies his command not to mention Daisy’s name?

9. What is Myrtle’s opinion of her husband?

10. Why did Gatsby buy his house in West Egg?

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