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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. Who is the slender young woman with the charming face that emanates discontent whom Nick meets at dinner with the Buchanan’s?
(a) Miss Baker.
(b) Mrs. Buchanan.
(c) Mrs. Baker.
(d) Miss Daisy.

2. How does Catherine feel about Gatsby?
(a) She thinks he is selfish.
(b) She is afraid of him.
(c) She is falling in love with him.
(d) She finds him boring.

3. What does Nick observe from his home as he gazes at Mr. Gatsby’s mansion during summer days?
(a) Guests swimming, boating and sunning.
(b) Mr. Gatsby reading quietly.
(c) Mr. Gatsby on his beach alone.
(d) A few guests strolling in the garden.

4. What view does the narrator have from his new home?
(a) The water, his neighbor’s lawn and the mansions of millionaires.
(b) A wharf with fishing boats coming and going.
(c) City lights and traffic.
(d) An elementary school and a bus stop.

5. What are Mr. Wolfsheim’s cufflinks made of?
(a) Whale’s bone.
(b) Human molars.
(c) Walrus tusks.
(d) Shark’s teeth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lucille reveal about the man she almost married?

2. What does Nick realize about Jordan’s personality the more he sees her?

3. What does Nick hear coming from Gatsby’s home on summer nights?

4. What does Gatsby’s luncheon guest reveal about an event that took place at the Metropole?

5. What career does the narrator decide to pursue after he returns from the Great War?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the man with the owl eyes reveal to Nick and Jordan when they meet him in Gatsby’s library?

3. What does Gatsby tell Nick about his life as they drive to lunch?

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

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

6. What are Tom’s views on minority races?

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

8. What is the request that Gatsby asks Jordan to make to Nick?

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

10. Why doesn’t Nick call out to Gatsby when he sees him looking out over the ocean?

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