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Color Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby, what is the color of Gatsby's car?

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1. In The Great Gatsby, the green light being used to represent Gatsby's desire for Daisy is an example of what literary technique?

2. In The Great Gatsby, the connection between the color green and its usage in other works of literature such as Othello is an example of what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is rife with literary techniques. The questions in this quiz will take a look at the many ways that Fitzgerald uses color to signify important events and themes in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will focus on:

  • Gatsby's car
  • References to other literary works
  • The significance of various colors in the novel
  • Gatsby's possessions and their reflection of his social status

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have retained the important information from the lesson
  • Defining key terms - Identify and define multiple literary techniques
  • Making connections - find a link between certain colors in The Great Gatsby and the literary techniques to which they are related

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more, the accompanying lesson called Color Symbolism in The Great Gatsby features the following objectives:

  • Explore Gatsby's relationship with Daisy
  • Study the traditional representation and meaning of the colors black and white
  • Discuss the novel's major plot points
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