Presentation on theme: "Gatsby Jeopardy. 1 point each Round One In which decade did The Great Gatsby take place?"— Presentation transcript:
1 point each Round One
In which decade did The Great Gatsby take place?
What does Nick do for a living?
How does Myrtle die?
She is hit by a car
What positive character trait does Nick claim to have?
What emotions does Mr. Gatz have about his sons death?
Why do so many people stay away from Gatsbys funeral?
They have no more use for him.
What does Nick mean when he says we are borne back ceaselessly into the past?
We all want to return to some idyllic version of the past.
What does the Valley of Ashes symbolize?
What does Jordans willingness to have supper right after Myrtle was killed reveal about her character?
She is cold and callous.
What does Gatsby mean when he says that any love Daisy had for Tom was just personal?
His idealistic love for Daisy is something deeper than Tom and Daisys relationship could ever be.
What do Gatsby and Nick realize they have in common when they first meet?
They both fought in the war.
Which point of view is used to narrate the novel?
Fitzgeralds writing style could be described as which of the following: unemotional, journalistic, stream of consciousness, simple, poetic
Not a Question: Just note… Fitzgeralds works often include semiautobiographical events.
What did Gatsby think about Daisys past relationships?
They made her seem even more valuable and precious.
2 points each Round Two
What word does Nick use to describe Daisy and Tom? Concerned, adventurous, careless, lazy or loving?
Where is Daisy from?
Which word best describes Gatsby? Plain, contented, cowardly, unambitious, or idealistic
Why does Gatsby throw his lavish parties?
He hopes that Daisy will show up to one of them.
Why does Nick decide to return to the Middle West after Gatsbys death?
He disagrees with the lack of morality in the East
Why does Gatsby take the blame for Myrtles death?
He wants to protect Daisy.
What does Nick mean when he says that Daisys voice is full of money?
Her voice reveals her high-social status.
What words best describe Daisy?
Weak and selfish
What does Nick mean when he says that Gatsby is left watching over nothing at Tom and Daisys house?
The dream he is trying to protect no longer exists.
Why does Gatsby try to impress Nick with his background?
He needs Nicks help in arranging his reunion with Daisy.
How does Fitzgerald use images of the heat in the scene at the Plaza in New York?
To add to the conflict and tension rising between the characters
Which literary device is illustrated by the statement, Gatsbys very careful about women?
What do all of the major characters except for George and Myrtle have in common? Theyre rich, they attended Princeton, they work on wall street, theyre from the West, or They have specific plans for the future.
They are all from the West.
In which war did Gatsby and Nick fight?
World War I
What makes Tom a hypocrite?
He condemns Gatsby and Daisy for their affair, but has been cheating on Daisy since they married.
Three points each Round Three
Who tells George Wilson who owns the yellow death car?
Who is Dr. T.J. Eckleburg?
A man whose eyes are pictured in an advertisement
What does Owl Eyes find remarkable about the books in Gatsbys library?
They are real
Who is the only person who knows everything about the death car accident and everyone involved?
Why wont Tom give up Daisy?
She is like one of his possessions.
Why does Tom insist that Daisy and Gatsby ride home together?
He wants to show Gatsby that he is confident that Daisy will not leave him.
What does the green light symbolize?
Gatsbys dream of success
What does Daisy represent to Gatsby?
A world that he yearns to be a part of
Why did Gatsby buy his home in West Egg?
He wanted to be able to see Daisys house.
What parallel discovery do Tom and George make on the day of Myrtles death?
They both find out that their wives have been having affairs.
What is the climax of the novel?
When Myrtle is killed by the death car
What is the Jazz Age?
An age of new wealth, prosperity and reckless spending
The plot of the novel is built around a series of what literary device?
What is it about Jordan Baker that annoys Nick the most?