Lies in The Great Gatsby


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What does Tom lie about?

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1. Whom does Tom trust with his true identity?

2. What is the result of Tom's lie to Mr. Wilson?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The main characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby have secrets and as a result, they tell lies throughout the story in order to preserve them. These interactive practice questions will help solidify your understanding of the lies in The Great Gatsby and how they shape the novel's story and themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These interactive learning assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Tom's lie
  • The character Tom trusts with his true identity
  • The consequences of Tom's lie to Mr. Willson
  • Gatsby's real name
  • The character that killed Myrtle Wilson

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 main characters and the lies they tell in the novel
  • Reading comprehension - be sure you draw most important information from the related lesson on the lies in The Great Gatsby
  • Making connections - Understand the cause-and-effect relationship between the characters and their lies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the role of lies in this novel, read the accompanying lesson, Lies in The Great Gatsby. The lesson explores the following objectives:

  • Know the author, setting and characters of The Great Gatsby
  • Understand how the lies of the novel's main characters affect the plot
  • Learn about the themes the novel explores through the character's lies and false identities