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The Great Gatsby
Test Chapters 7-9
During lunch at the Buchanan’s, (with Daisy, Tom, Jordan, Nick, and
Gatsby), Daisy remarks, “You always look so cool.” What is the
significance of this remark?
Gatsby for the first time realizes the
importance of Daisy’s little girl.
Daisy is commenting on Jordan’s app
earance, who sits “like a silver
idol” on the couch.
Daisy is remarking on Nick’s abilit
y to stay both “within and without”
After Daisy says this to Gatsby, To
m realizes that Daisy is involved
“...that was the inexhaustible charm th
at rose and fell in it, the jingle
of it, the cymbals’ song of it.”
Which of the following is a true
statement about this passage?
Nick’s realization comes from Gats
by’s comment that Daisy’s voice is
full of money.
It elevates Daisy, as part of Ga
tsby’s dream, above the “vast, vulgar
and meretricious beauty” by which F
itzgerald characterizes the ‘20s.
It contains a paradox.
Both A and C
Nick narrates, as he and Tom get ga
soline, “I stared at him and at
Tom, who had made a parallel discovery less than an hour before—
and it occurred to me that there was no difference between men, in
intelligence or race, so profound as the difference between the sick and
the well.” Which of the following statements expresses Nick’s point
in this passage?
Both Wilson and Tom have shared with each other the news that their
wives have been unfaithful.
Nick feels that Wilson and Tom have
similar levels of intelligence.
Nick sees no differences
among men of different races.
Nick recognizes, in their contrasti
ng reactions to the news of their
wives’ infidelities, Wilson’s sickness and Tom’s health.
Myrtle Wilson, locked in her room above the gas station,
calls for Tom to save her
realizes that Tom is driving Gatsby’s car
thinks that Jordan Baker is actually Tom’s wife
signals to Tom that she will try to meet him in New York.
In Nick’s comment that “Angry as I
was, as we all were, I was tempted
to laugh whenever he opened his mouth. The transition from libertine
to prig was so complete,” what point is he making?
Nick refers to Gatsby’s relief after
being able to explain his attendance
Nick refers to the formal and correct manner that Gatsby assumes as
he confronts Tom.
Nick refers to Tom’s willingness to
let Daisy and Gatsby work out
their harmless flirtation.
Nick refers to Tom’s transforma
tion from a man who flaunts his
mistress to a man who is horrified
that his family might be breaking
“But with every word she was drawi
ng further and further into herself,
so he gave that up and only the de
ad dream fought
on as the afternoon
slipped away, trying to touch what
was no longer tangible, struggling
unhappily, undespairingly, toward that
lost voice across the room.”
Which statement is true of this passage?
Action verbs create a sense of th
e vitality of Gatsby’s dream.
Cumulative sentence structure gives a
sense of the final efforts of the
dream to stay alive.
Connotative language and imagery create a defeated tone.
Both B and C
Which of the following is NOT a tr
ue fact about Myrtle’s death?
Gatsby’s car hit her.
Tom and Nick witness the accident.
Daisy was driving the car.
A witness tells the police that a yellow car hit Myrtle.
Which of the following is NOT a part
of the conclusion of chapter 7?
Nick observes, through their window,
that Tom and Daisy seem to be
Nick goes home with Jordan.
Daisy has told Gatsby that she will lock herself in her room to protect
herself from Tom.
Gatsby remains standing in Daisy’s yar
d, watching to make sure she is
“...Gatsby was overwhelmingly aware
of the youth and mystery that
wealth imprisons and preserves, of
the freshness of many clothes, and
of Daisy gleaming like silver, safe
and proud above the hot struggles
of the poor.” Whic
h of the following
statements is true of
The image of Daisy gleaming like silver connects thematically to Nick’s
earlier comment that Gatsby had found himself committed to the
following of the grail.
The idea that “wealth imprisons” conn
ects thematically to Daisy’s first
comment in the book: “I’m paralyzed with happiness.”
“The hot struggles of the poor” connect
s thematically to the “rock of the
world,” or the reality which Gatsby attempts to deny in her reveries as a
All of the above
“She wanted her life shaped now, immediately—and the decision must
be made by some force—of l
ove, of money, of unquestionable
practicality—that was close at
hand.” Which of the following
language devices creates m
eaning in this passage?
“His gorgeous pink rag of a suit made
a bright spot of color against the
white steps and I thought of
the night when I first came to his ancestral
home three months before. The
lawn and drive had been crowded
with the faces of those who guesse
d at his corruption—and he had
stood on those steps, concealing his in
corruptible dream, as we waved
them goodby.” Which of the follo
wing explains Nick’s paradoxical
sense about Gatsby?
His gorgeous pink suit contrasts with
the crudeness of
Although he ultimately became corrupt, his adherence to his dream
Although Gatsby’s guests, who bare
ly knew him, recognized his
corruption, Nick remained blind to it.
Although Nick last sees Gatsby stan
ding alone on his steps, in his
memory Gatsby is always surrounded by people.
(Michaelis and Wilson talk
after Myrtle’s death)
him Michaelis saw with a shock that
he was looking at the eyes of Dr.
T.J. Eckleburg which had just emerged pale and enormous from the
‘God sees everything,’ repeated Wilson.
‘That’s an advertisement,
’ Michaelis assured him.”
Which of the following statements best explain how this passage
contributes to theme?
Fitzgerald creates deliberate am
biguity as to the God or god of
this culture by showing that
Wilson believes in God but
Fitzgerald creates deliberate ambi
guity as to the God or god of
this culture by showing that W
ilson confuses an advertisement
with the eyes of God.
The facts that Wilson has no priest
or church to call, and that
he confuses the eyes of God
with an advertisement fits
thematically into Fitzgerald’s
valley of the ashes/wasteland
Both B and C
Nick infers, in this passage about Wilson, that “On the other hand, no
garage man who had seen him ever came forward—and perhaps he
had an easier, surer way of finding out
what he wanted to know. By
half-past two he was in West Egg
where he asked someone the way to
Gatsby’s house. So by that time he knew Gatsby’s name” that
Wilson went to Tom, because Tom had driven the car through
Wilson’s gas station, and Tom told him it was Gatsby’s car.
Nick told Wilson who was driving the car.
Wilson assumed that Gatsby had been seeing Myrtle.
Both A and C
(as Gatsby, in his pool, waits for a phone call)
“If that was true he
must have felt that he had lost the
old warm world, paid too igh a price
for being too long with a single dream.
He must have looked up at an
unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found
what a grotesque thing a rose is
and how raw the sunlight was upon the
scarcely created grass.” Which of
the followings statements is true
about this passage?
Connotative language makes the natural world, as seen through
Gatsby’s eyes, seem terrifying.
Connotative language suggests that
Gatsby has, finally, lost that
sense of the “unreality of reality” an
d that this vision is distasteful
Connotative language sets the mood for the deaths that follow.
All of the above
“That ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the
amorphous trees” is
someone the narration never clarifies
The “holocaust” ended the lives of
Gatsby and Wilson
Gatsby and an unidentified man
Gatsby and Wolfsheim
Gatsby and Owl Eyes
Klipspringer calls in order to
ascertain the reason for Gatsby’s death
find out when the funeral is
try to find a pair of tennis shoes
offer information about Gatsby’s murder.
In what way does Fitzgerald connect
Gatsby to the ideals of America’s
by showing that he became fabulous
ly wealthy by honest, hard work
by having his father show Nick an
old self-improvement schedule of
his son’s, connecting Gatsby’s pursu
it of excellence to Ben Franklin’s
pursuit of moral perfection.
by suggesting that Gatsby early on d
eclared his independence from the
corruption around him
by creating Gatsby’s name to be sugge
stive of the name of one of our
The only friend or acquaintance of Ga
tsby’s who comes to the funeral,
besides Nick, is
In Nick’s memory of West Egg, he
narrates that “I see it as a night
scene by El Greco: a hundred hous
es, at once conventional and
grotesque, crouching under a sullen,
overhanging sky and a lusterless
moon. In the foreground four solemn
men in dress suits are walking
along the sidewalk with a stretche
r on which lies a drunken woman in
a white evening dress. Her hand, whic
h 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.”
Which of the following is NOT true of this passage?
Connotative language describing West Egg creates a morbid, ghastly
Connotative language and imagery suggests the woman on the
stretcher is dead.
“Gravely” has deliberate ambiguity in this passage.
The dream reflects Nick’s nostalgia for West Egg.
After Nick meets Tom briefly on a c
ity street, he sees Tom go into a
jewelry store. What does Nick imagine that Tom is buying?
a ruby ring and a
a silver dog collar and cuff links
a pearl necklace and/or
a pair of cufflinks
a silver spoon and a golden hat
“As the moon rose higher the ine
ssential houses began to melt away
until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered
once for Dutch sailors’ eyes—a fres
h, green breast of the new world.
Its vanished trees, the trees that
had made way for Gatsby’s house, had
once pandered in whispers to the
last and greatest of all human
dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his
breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic
contemplation he neither understood
nor desired, face to face for the
last time in history with something
commensurate to his capacity for
In this passage, “the fresh gr
een breast of the new world”
connects Gatsby’s green light symbol
to the original dream of settling
the New World
is synonymous with “the old island he
re that flowered once for Dutch
is available to Nick only in his imagination
All of the above
In the above passage, “pandered” means
procured (as a pimp)
Which of the following sums up Fitz
gerald’s point in the underlined
portion of the passage?
Man’s ability to dream has always be
en greater than the ability of the
new land to fulfill this dream.
Man has never had enough imagination to match the vitality of the
Only when the first settlers came to America did Americans see an
opportunity (the unsettled
land) that was equal to
their own capacity to
None of the above
In Fitzgerald’s last line “so we b
eat on, boats against the current, borne
back ceaselessly into the past,”
he suggests thematically that
as a culture, we have given up on the dream
as a culture, we can never complete
ly give up the dream because it’s
part of our heritage.
as a culture, we have forever lost the ability to attain the dream
Both B and C