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1 THE GREAT GATSBY Final Exam Review

2 The Great Gatsby Jeopardy
Rhetorical Devices I Rhetorical Devices II Characters Plot Events Surprise 200 400 600 800 1000

3 200 Name three possible themes for the novel.
The decline of the American dream Illusion vs. reality Social classes Wealth and success Back

4 200 The relationship between Tom and Daisy can best be represented by which theme? Illusion vs. Reality Betrayal Back

5 200 He is a business associate of Jay Gatsby who supposedly fixed the 1919 World Series. Meyer Wolfsheim Back

6 200 The novel takes place during which decade in the United States? 1920s “The Jazz Age” “The Roaring 20s” Back

7 200 Back From which point of view is the novel told?
First and third person Nick uses “I” and also narrates the story in 3rd, using he/she, it, they, etc. Back

8 400 What does Jay Gatsby symbolize?
America’s desire for wealth and opulence America’s compulsive optimism America’s immature romanticism The decline of the American dream Back

9 400 What does the green light symbolize? Gatsby’s hope
Gatsby’s longing for Daisy Gatsby’s American dream Back

10 400 This character is a supercilious East Egger who went to school with Nick. Tom Buchanan Back

11 400 Gatsby buys his mansion and has parties in order to
Turn back time and win Daisy back Back

12 400 Fitzgerald, the author, had this in common with the protagonist, Jay Gatsby They both tried to buy a woman’s love (Fitzgerald with Zelda Sayre) (Gatsby with Daisy) Back

13 600 A hope/attempt to turn back time
When Gatsby nervously knocks over the clock on the mantel before meeting Daisy, what might this symbolize? A hope/attempt to turn back time Back

14 600 When Nick says, “…his (Gatsby’s) career as Trimalchio was over,” which rhetorical device does this represent? An allusion to a character, Trimalchio, in Roman literature who lead a similar lifestyle to Gatsby, coming into new money and having lavish parties. Back

15 600 He’s inclined to reserve all judgments and thinks Gatsby is both romantic and gorgeous Nick Carraway Back

16 600 What is the novel’s setting? Long Island (East and West Egg)
New York City 1920s Back

17 600 What might West Egg symbolize? Garishness and flamboyance
Ostentatious behavior Grandiose and gaudiness New Money Back

18 800 When Nick describes the weather in chapter 7 as, “the warmest of the summer,” which rhetorical device does this represent? Foreshadowing of the conflict between Gatsby and Nick about the affair Back

19 800 Meyer Wolfsheim’s cuff links, made of human molars, symbolize Back
Ruthlessness and deceptiveness He will do what it takes to get what he wants (including killing) Back Farm

20 800 A poor, discontented garage owner who lives in the valley of the ashes—sees eyes of Dr. Eckleburg as God George Wilson Back

21 800 Which colors does Gatsby wear to his reunion with Daisy? What do these symbolize? He wears white, gold, and silver, symbolizing his wealth and prosperity—he hopes to show Daisy that he’s wealthy to win her back Back

22 800 When Nick imagines Gatsby’s final thoughts while floating in the pool before he died, Nick narrates, “…he paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He must have looked up at an unfamiliar sky…as he found out what a grotesque thing a rose is…” What rhetorical device does this represent? A metaphor, meaning Daisy was a rose not worthy of Gatsby’s dream and obsession Back

23 1000 What time of year does Gatsby die? Why is this symbolic?
He asks his servant not to drain the pool yet because he doesn’t want time to pass and winter to come. He dies in the fall, which is symbolic of a time when things die off before winter. Back

24 1000 When Nick says, “so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past,” which rhetorical device does this represent? What does he mean? It’s a metaphor; we=boats Nick comments on the fact that we can’t fully disown ourselves from the past The past haunts Gatsby and is part of the reason he can’t achieve his dream of having Daisy Back

25 1000 A professional golfer who is seemingly bored with East Egg life
Jordan Baker Back

26 1000 What does Nick say he has in common with Tom, Daisy, Gatsby and Jordan? How does this relate to why he’s leaving the East? He says, “This has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life.” They can’t survive in a corrupt East with no Western-like values Back

27 1000 When Nick says, “She was the first ‘nice’ girl he had ever known. In various unrevealed capacities he had come in contact with such people but always with indiscernible barbed wire between,” which rhetorical device does this represent? What does he mean? There was a metaphorical dividing “wire” between Gatsby and others of a higher/old rich social class, including Daisy. Back

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