Kreig Novel Trivia-The Great Gatsby

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Why does Tom hit Myrtle at his apartment in New York City?

Because she taunts him about Daisy

Where is Gatsby's mansion located?

West Egg

Where does Gatsby's reunion with Daisy take place?

At Nick's house

In what year is The Great Gatsby set?

1922

Where were Nick and Tom educated?

Yale

What is Jordan Baker's occupation?

Golfer

When he renews his acquaintance with Daisy at Nick's house, what does Gatsby knock off of the mantle?

A clock

What is Nick's home state?

Minnesota

Why did Gatsby drop out of college?

He was humiliated by having to work as a janitor to pay his tuition.

Which millionaire hired the young Gatsby as an assistant?

Dan Cody

Where is the valley of ashes?

Between West Egg and New York City

Who comes to Gatsby's funeral?

Gatsby's father

Which woman is Tom's extramarital lover?

Myrtle

Who drives the car that kills Myrtle?

Daisy

How are Daisy and Nick related?

They are cousins.

Where did Daisy meet Gatsby?

Louisville

Where did Gatsby study after the war?

Oxford

On the day after the confrontation between Tom and Gatsby in New York City, what does Gatsby instruct his gardener not to do?

Drain the pool

At the end of the novel, Daisy chooses to be with

Tom

What are the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg?

A signboard in the valley of ashes

Why does Nick move to New York?

To learn about the bond business

What did Fitzgerald call the 1920s?

The Jazz Age

Why does Gatsby throw his weekly parties?

To impress Daisy.

What is Meyer Wolfshiem's claim to fame?

He rigged the 1919 World Series.

Where does Gatsby recognize Nick from?

Nick and Gatsby fought in the same battle in World War I

When was The Great Gatsby published?

1925

Who is Meyer Wolfsheim?

A notorious underworld figure involved in organized crime

Who is Ewing Klipspringer?

A boarder who lives in Gatsby's house

Who narrarates the Great Gatsby?

Nick Carraway

What is NOT symbolized by the green light?

nature

Who is Dr. Eckleburg?

An eye doctor whose billboard overlooks the road to West Egg

The road between West Egg and East Egg is

A literary allusion to the mythological River Styx, A "valley of ashes", A literary allusion to the Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot

Myrtle Wilson is

Tom's lover

Why do Nick and Tom go to the "valley of ashes"?

Tom wants Nick to meet his mistress

Who claims to be in the "artistic game"?

Mr. McKee

Why does Tom break Myrtle's nose?

She says Daisy's name

What reason does Myrtle give for having an affair?

"You can't live forever."

Jay Gatsby is a

Bootlegger

What detail is true about Gatsby's past?

He fought in the war

Meyer Wolfsheim's cufflinks are made from

human molars

Why does Gatsby throw extravagant parties?

He believes that Daisy may come to a party some night.

Why does Nick think that Gatsby may be disappointed with Daisy?

Daisy could not possibly live up to the dreams that Gatsby had about her.

How does Gatsby dress for his first meeting with Daisy?

In gold and silver

When Gatsby and Daisy meet in Nick's home, Gatsby almost breaks Nick's

Clock

What is a reminder of the issues of money and class in the novel?

The song that Klipspringer plays on the piano

When did James Gatz change his name to Gatsby?

age 17

How is the true story of Gatsby's life revealed?

A reporter comes to Gatsby's home and interviews him. Thereafter, the rumors about Gatsby's past are compared by the narrator to the true events of Gatsby's life.

Who changed Gatsby's life forever, inspiring him to become rich and powerful?

Dan Cody

Jay Gatsby's real name is

James Gatz

Gatsby is killed by

George Wilson

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