Allusion in The Great Gatsby


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Which of the following statements about allusions is NOT correct?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a person that Nick Carraway alludes to in the novel The Great Gatsby?

2. Which of the following characters in The Great Gatsby makes an allusion to Lothrop Stoddard's book The Rising Tide of Color Against White-World Supremacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet were crafted to allow you to test what you know about allusion in The Great Gatsby. You will need to be able to answer questions about the use of allusion in general, and specific instances that occur in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Completing this quiz will ensure that you can successfully answer questions that involve:

  • Why allusions are used
  • Allusions made by Nick Carraway
  • How the allusion to The Rising Tide of Color Against White-World Supremacy is used

Skills Practiced

You will need to practice applying the following study skills in order to complete this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on allusion in The Great Gatsby
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding allusions and interpret if it is true
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the character who alludes to The Rising Tide of Color Against White-World Supremacy

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject by completing the lesson that goes with this quiz, entitled Allusion in The Great Gatsby. Specific information covered by this lesson includes:

  • Real world uses of allusion
  • Literary and classical allusion in The Great Gatsby
  • Allusions to historical events in the novel