8.10: UNIT TEST: The Great Gatsby

Which of the following best defines the word modernism? a literary movement that emerged after World War I and employed experimental techniques to capture and depict the contradictions and complexities of life
Because the faith of writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway in the goodness of humanity was shattered by the violence of World War I, they were dubbed __________. the Lost Generation
Which of the following is true about The Great Gatsby? It critiques materialism in America.
Nick Carraway is the narrator of The Great Gatsby, which means that readers __________. view the events of the novel through the filter of his eyes and his opinions
In Chapter 3, Nick describes himself as one of the few __________ people he has ever known. honest
What does Gatsby suggest when he describes Daisy’s voice as being “full of money”? He suggests that her wealth is a defining and intrinsic aspect of her character.
Tom’s treatment of Daisy, George Wilson, and Myrtle Wilson in the novel’s opening chapters all show readers that he is a __________. cruel bully
At Gatsby’s lavish parties, the general mood is one of __________. carefree but false happiness
Daisy takes the easy way out by marrying Tom when problems arise in her relationship with Gatsby after World War I, while Gatsby __________. dedicates himself entirely to reinventing himself and winning Daisy back
The green light at the end of Daisy’s dock carries with it a number of symbolic interpretations. One thing, however, that the green light does not represent is __________. moral decay
How do Gatsby’s claims about his time at Oxford, his medals for his service in the war, and his time living “like a young rajah in all the capitals of Europe” affect Nick? They make Nick feel as though Gatsby is lying, and he dislikes him.
Through the deluding ranting of George Wilson after his wife’s death, Fitzgerald associates the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg with __________. the eyes of God
Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald uses car accidents and bad driving to demonstrate the __________. carelessness of the novel’s characters
All of Gatsby’s efforts in the novel are done in the name of __________. recapturing the past so that he can be happy again with Daisy
By the end of the novel, Nick leaves the East for the Midwest because he views the Midwest as a place of __________. traditional values and attention to morality

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