First Line of The Great Gatsby: Analysis


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What is the tone of the first line of The Great Gatsby?

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1. What does foreshadowing mean in literature?

2. Who is the speaker in the first line of The Great Gatsby?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Great Gatsby begins with an important opening line that sets the tone of the novel and reveals information about the novel's narrator. These practice questions will help you understand the most important facts about the novel's significant opening line.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • Tone of the first line of The Great Gatsby
  • Definition of foreshadowing in literature
  • Speaker of the novel's first line
  • Character that gives the narrator advice
  • What the reader learns in the novel's first line

Skills Practiced

This quiz will test you on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about The Great Gatsby to answer questions about the novel's opening line
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson on the first line of The Great Gatsby
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define literary terms such as foreshadowing

Additional Learning

To learn more about this novel's famous opening line, read the accompanying lesson, First Line of The Great Gatsby: Analysis. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Read and analyze the opening lines of the novel
  • Understand the importance of the novel's first line
  • Learn how the opening line sets the tone for the novel and foreshadows what's to come