The Great Gasby - Character


Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher Higher English (The Great Gatsby) Quiz on The Great Gasby - Character, created by Heather Taylor on 07/05/2013.
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Quiz by Heather Taylor, updated more than 1 year ago
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Created by Heather Taylor over 10 years ago

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Question 1

'Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had vanished forever... Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.'
  • Nick believes Gatsby still worships Daisy after meeting her again after five years
  • Nick thinks that after five years Gatsby now realises there is nothing special about Daisy after all
  • Nick believes that after meeting Daisy again Gatsby must have felt some of the magic of his dream had gone

Question 2

'I found myself on Gatsby’s side, and alone.'
  • At Gatsby's funeral, Nick feels he is the only person who has stayed loyal to Gatsby
  • At Gatsby's funeral, Nick feels uncomfortable about admitting he is Gatsby’s friend
  • At Gatsby's funeral, Nick feels he has made a mistake in getting involved with Gatsby

Question 3

'What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon?... And the day after that, and the next thirty years?'
  • Daisy enjoys planning out her life carefully and for a long time ahead
  • Although Daisy is very privileged, she is bored and aware her life lacks purpose
  • Daisy is bossy and tries to organize her friends’ lives for them

Question 4

'Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life and family institutions, and next they'll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white.'
  • Tom Buchanan is a strong upholder of respectable family values
  • Tom believes that black people and white people should be free to intermarry if they wish to
  • Tom is a racist and a womaniser who pays lip service only to upholding family values

Question 5

'Generally he was one of these worn-out men: when he wasn't working, he sat on a chair in the doorway and stared at the people and the cars that passed along the road.'
  • George Wilson arouses sympathy because he has had few breaks in life
  • George Wilson cannot work because he is unwell
  • George Wilson deserves to fail because he makes no effort to work

Question 6

'"I see you're looking at my cuff buttons." I hadn't been looking at them, but I did now. They were composed of oddly familiar pieces of ivory. "Finest specimens of human molars," he informed me.'
  • Meyer Wolfshiem is a dentist with a strange sense of humour
  • Meyer Wolfshiem is a sinister character and we imagine the teeth may come from a murder victim
  • Meyer Wolfshiem is a joker who likes to wind people up with tall stories
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