Conflicts in The Great Gatsby


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Which of the following characters in The Great Gatsby experiences an internal conflict?

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1. In The Great Gatsby, the first conflict between Tom and Daisy centers around:

2. In The Great Gatsby, the conflict between Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby centers around _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many levels of conflict present in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, through which conflict functions as a prevailing theme. Test your understanding of the struggles between Myrtle and Tom, Tom and Daisy, Gatsby and Daisy, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz/worksheet combo cover:

  • Which of the characters' struggle is internal
  • Why Gatsby and Tom are in conflict
  • Who murders Jay Gatsby and why

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm your understanding of the conflict between the characters in The Great Gatsby
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the cause of tension between Daisy and Gatsby
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the character who experiences an internal conflict

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson titled Conflicts in The Great Gatsby to learn more about this topic. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Examine how Fitzgerald uses conflict as a plot device
  • Analyze the conflict between Daisy, Myrtle, and Tom
  • Explain why Nick Carraway considers Gatsby a better person than any of the others
  • Evaluate Nick's realizations at the story's end