Fashion in The Great Gatsby


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In what era was The Great Gatsby written?

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1. The Great Gatsby takes place during the Jazz Age. What were the trendy women of this time period called?

2. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby wears Oxford bags. What are Oxford bags?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fashion is an important element in The Great Gatsby, particularly in terms of American culture of the 1920s. Use these quiz questions to check your understanding of 1920s fashion and how fashion relates to the novel's main characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning tools will test you on the following:

  • Era of The Great Gatsby
  • Trendy women of the Jazz Age
  • Oxford bags
  • Difference between Daisy and Myrtle's attire
  • Jay Gatsby's fashionable posessions

Skills Practiced

You'll be tested on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of The Great Gatsby to answer questions about the novel's fashion
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on fashion in The Great Gatsby
  • Distinguishing differences - understand the difference between Daisy and Myrtle's clothing style

Additional Learning

To learn more about fashion in this novel, review the accompanying lesson, Fashion in The Great Gatsby. The lesson covers the following:

  • Contextualize the time period in which The Great Gatsby was set
  • Understand the characteristics of men and women's fashion in the 1920s
  • Describe the main characters' attire and how their clothing relates to their character traits