Main Characters in The Great Gatsby: Character List & Analysis


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Who are the four main characters in The Great Gatsby?

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1. In The Great Gatsby, which character is greatly needed by the others?

2. In The Great Gatsby, who is Tom's foil character?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are four main characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Use these interactive learning tools to test your knowledge of these characters, their behaviors and their significance in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice questions will test you on:

  • The most important characters in The Great Gatsby
  • Which character is needed by the others
  • Tom's foil character
  • Daisy's attributes
  • Words to describe Jay Gatsby

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 main characters
  • Making connections - understand the ways in which the main characters relate to each other
  • Reading comprehension - be sure to draw the most important information from the related lesson the main characters in The Great Gatsby

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the related lesson, Main Characters in The Great Gatsby: Character List & Analysis. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understand the plot and setting of the novel
  • Analyze each of the four main characters and their respective traits
  • Assess how each character is significant to the story