The Great Gatsby Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Gatsby picture himself when he is 17-years old?

2. What type of people were Gatsby’s parents?

3. What is one of the last things Mr. Wilson says to Myrtle?

4. What did Gatsby learn from living with Cody for five years?

5. What is Daisy’s emotional state when Nick comes back into the room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock?

2. Why is Tom feeling panicked as he and Nick drive away from Wilson’s garage in Chapter 7?

3. What becomes of Gatsby and Mr. Wilson at the end of Chapter 8?

4. What does Gatsby discover about Daisy when he returns home from Oxford?

5. Why is Gatsby in a hurry to get home to New York while he is at Oxford?

6. When Gatsby tells Nick that Daisy does not understand him the way she used to, what is Nick’s reply?

7. Why does Jay Gatsby decide to tell Nick about how Gatsby and Daisy fell in love?

8. As time passes while Gatsby is attending Oxford, what does Daisy do?

9. When Nick returns to his house after meeting with Jordan, why does he think his house is on fire?

10. Why does Mr. Wilson want to buy Tom’s car?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Summarize how F. Scott Fitzgerald uses local color and imagery to describe Gatsby’s mansion. Cite descriptive examples of rooms, décor, landscaping, and his view of the harbor. Does the imagery Fitzgerald uses depict a clear and accurate picture of the mansion and the surrounding landscape?

Essay Topic 2

A literary symbol is something that is more than it appears to be. Analyze the “green light” at the end of Daisy’s dock as a literary symbol. How does the novel give clues that the “green light” should be seen as a symbol? How does the symbolic nature of the “green light” change for Gatsby as the novel progresses?

Essay Topic 3

Many parts of the novel take place in the past. Cite instances from the past that enhance the character’s present actions. Interpret Nick’s view of the past when he says that the past cannot be repeated. Cite examples from the novel where Nick’s assessment is true.

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