Gatsby Quiz Two
Choose 4 out of the following 5 choices to identify by noting its place in the novel and its significance to the story. If a quote, be sure to identify the speaker and the significance of the subject. (4 pts each/20 points)
a) I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited
- This is when Nick got invited to Gatsby’s party and it tells us how even though only a few people were invited there were a lot of people there. This let’s us know Gatsby didn’t care who came to the party, just as long as everyone enjoys themselves, Gatsby was happy. – Sherri Stansbury
- This quote was spoken by Nick. He was speaking on the party that Gatsby had invited him to. Many people tend to just show up at his parties, but Nick was invited. This showed us that Nick was of somewhat importance to Gatsby. – Ashley Rosser
b) One time he killed a man who had found out that he was nephew to von Hindenburg and second cousin to the devil.
- This is a statement made by a minor character whom Nick happens to sit with. This statement, along with a few others, show that no one really knows the truth about Gatsby and his past but everyone has different stories which they’ve heard. – Andrew Bell
- This was spoken at the party by some friends of Jordan Baker in Chapt. 3. The significance of this quote is that it explains that most people really are unfamiliar with Gatsby and have chosen to spread rumors about his background. – Andrew Lynch
- This was said by Jordan Baker’s friends and shows how Gatsby is a guarded man and not many people know his past so they have to make up rumors. – Sherri Stansbury
c) Jordan Baker
- Jordan Baker was at the party that Nick attended. They spent some time together that night. Gatsby also requested to speak to this woman alone that night. She seemed to be bothered because of her tennis loss. She is significant because Nick is beginning to develop romantic feelings for her. She also is beginning to serve as a link in the connection between Gatsby and Nick. – Justin Richardson
- Jordan Baker is a close friend of Nick Carroway. He was introduced to her by his cousin Daisy. She is a jaunty girl who plays professional golf and she also displays dishonesty at times. She is the character who introduces Gatsby’s situation with Daisy to Nick. She is also the character who Nick Carroway has developed deep feelings for. – Shannon Hicks
d) After that I lived like a young rajah in all the capitals of Europe—Paris, Venice, Rome—collecting jewels, chiefly rubies, hunting big game, painting a little, things for myself only, and trying to forget something very sad that had happened to me long ago.
- When asked, this is some of what Gatsby had to say about himself. He’s been a lot of place and taken part in many things but from this quote and in Nick’s opinion, this is very vague and not believable. It only added to the mystery of “The Great Gatsby” – Brandi Lynch
- This is a quote from Gatsby himself in Chapt. 4. Nick and Gatsby are riding in the car to go have lunch. Gatsby begins to describe himself and his past with this quote. It is significant because it contradicts a lot of other people and Nick finds it hard to believe. – Justin Richardson
- This quote was said by Gatsby to Nick while they were driving to town to have lunch. This sudden outpour of information seems to be an effort to validate himself and his past to Nick before he asks him to bring himself and Daisy together. – Yusra Shehadeh
e) Take ‘em downstairs and give ‘em back to whoever they belong to. Tell ‘em all Daisy’s change’ her mine.
- This is Daisy, the day before her wedding, referring to the expensive string of pearls that was given to her by Tom. She had just received a letter that upset her greatly, though at this point we don’t know who it is from or what is contained in the letter, as she refused to let go of it, even in the bath, until it was ruined. This is also the first time she had a drink in her life, and she “enjoyed it.” – Yusra Shehadeh