Ms. Dicker
Junior English
The Great Gatsby take home quiz chapters 1-3
Answer two questions for each chapter for part one. Make sure your answers are complete and specific. Feel free to cite from the
text if you think it would improve your answers.
Answer one question from part two using the ICEE strategy. Remember that you should lead with your thoughts and let the
evidence from the text support your argument.
Part One
Chapter One
When Nick leaves the Buchanan’s house, he is “confused and a little disgusted.” Why? What does this suggest about his
values? (R2)
Describe Tom with an adjective, an action, and a sound as Nick might. Describe Daisy with an adjective, an action, and a
sound as Nick might. (R2)
What is the significance of the repetition of “restless” in chapter one? (R2)
Chapter Two
What might the “Valley of Ashes” and the “Eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg” symbolize? Make sure to include reasoning for your
conclusions. (R2)
What are the differences in description between Myrtle and Daisy? Why might Tom be attracted to Myrtle? (R2)
Discuss the juxtaposition of how Myrtle is described compared to the rest of the Valley of Ashes. (R2)
Chapter Three
Include three different/unique details from chapter three about the size and scale of the parties Gatsby throws. Based on
these details, what can you infer about the reputation that Gatsby wishes to create? Based on the gossip of his guests,
what kind of reputation is he actually creating? (R2)
Why is Nick surprised when he meets Gatsby for the first time? (R3)
What discovery has the Owl-Eyed man made in Gatsby’s library? What information does this give about Gatsby’s character?
Part Two
Do you trust Nick as a narrator? Why or why not? (R3)
Compare the homes of Nick, Gatsby, and the Buchanans. How does each home reflect the personality of the owner? (R3)
What is the significance of Nick’s comment at the end of chapter three, “I am one of the few honest people I have ever
known?” (R3)
Standards Addressed:
R1: Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as
inferences drawn from the text.
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R2: Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development.
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R3: Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or
events, interact and develop over the course of the text.
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