Feminism in The Great Gatsby


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'Feminism' refers to the belief that _____.

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1. Women in The Great Gatsby are described by their _____.

2. An example of the powerlessness of women in The Great Gatsby is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Women's roles in society have not always been as they are today, and The Great Gatsby demonstrates some of these differences. This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of how these characters reflect feminist ideals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assets will quiz you on the following:

  • Defining feminism
  • How women in The Great Gatsby are described
  • Example(s) of powerlessness in the novel
  • How Jordan Baker demonstrates feminist ideals
  • The way that Gatsby believes he can win Daisy's love

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on feminism in The Great Gatsby
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Jordan Baker in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the women of The Great Gatsby reflect feminist values

Additional Learning

The female characters in The Great Gatsby are often treated differently than the male characters, in part due to the attitudes of the time period. To learn more, review the lesson called Feminism in The Great Gatsby, which covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining what feminism is and how it relates to 1920s America
  • Discussing gender stereotypes and how the women in the novel reflect them
  • Outlining the main female characters and how they differ from one another