The Great Gatsby: A Timeless Tragedy?

The Great Gatsby: A Timeless Tragedy?

Postby dontaye40 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:50 pm

The Great Gatsby: A Timeless Tragedy
Nahget Griffin is taking this assessment.
Multiple Choice
1.

What does the italicized word mean?

The punctilious host checked to see that each napkin was correctly folded.
(1 point)

cruel
hungry
thorough

2.

Which of the following words is an antonym for garrulous?
(1 point)

kind
rude
silent

3.

Which of the following words is a synonym for laudable?
(1 point)

admirable
happy
trustworthy

4.
Which of the following words is a synonym for notoriety? (1 point)

fame
freedom
rejection

5.

What does the italicized word mean?

The portentous actor stood up to receive the award, even though his name hadn’t yet been called.
(1 point)

arrogant
confident
excited

6.
Which of the following is an antonym for truculent? (1 point)

bad mannered
courageous
even tempered

7.
George Wilson finds out who owned the yellow car from (1 point)

Daisy.
the police.
Tom.

8.
The only character who comes to know all of the details of the accident and all the complex relationships involved is (1 point)

Gatsby.
Nick.
Tom.

9.
Why won’t Tom give up Daisy? (1 point)

He loves her.
She is one of his possessions.
She is the one with all the money.

10.
Which words best describe Daisy? (1 point)

brave and honest
cruel and calculating
weak and selfish

11.
Why did Gatsby buy his house in West Egg? (1 point)

He could not afford a house in East Egg.
He liked big houses.
He wanted to be near Daisy.

12.
The Great Gatsby is told from which point of view? (1 point)

first-person
first-person omniscient
third-person omniscient

Short Answer

Note: Your teacher will grade your response to ensure you receive proper credit for your answer. Your response should include the following to receive the points in parentheses:

respond in 3-5 complete sentences. (5 pts)

13.
Is Nick a trustworthy narrator? (5 points)
14.

Choose a symbol from the novel. Explain what it means literally as well as its significance to the text.
(5 points)
15.
What do you think the title means? Is Gatsby “great”? Why or why not? (5 points)
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Postby kendrew » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:51 pm

If this is what your teacher is spewing in your direction as "teaching" The Great Gatsby then God help you. This slop removes all passion and life from the text and reduces it to a meaningless base for comprehension exercises. If I were you I would ask for a different teacher.
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