Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis


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In The Great Gatsby, Meyer Wolfsheim sports a pair of cuff links made from which of the following?

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1. Meyer Wolfshiem appears twice in The Great Gatsby, first at the speakeasy in New York City then where else?

2. Why is Meyer Wolfsheim is important to The Great Gatsby?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your knowledge of Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby by using this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions will cover characteristics of Wolfsheim and plot points in which he is featured, including what his cuff links are made of and where he appears in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to know the following information to pass the quiz:

  • Why Wolfsheim is important to the story
  • The importance of Nick Carraway's encounter with Wolfsheim
  • What Wolfsheim's gambling resulted in

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about Meyer Wolfsheim of The Great Gatsby from the lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the two times Wolfsheim appears in the book
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why he is important to the story

Additional Learning

If you are still interested in learning more about this character, please review the accompanying lesson called Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Discuss Jay Gatsby and Wolfsheim's behavior and attitude towards breaking the law
  • Get a better understanding of why writer F. Scott Fitzgerald included a character like Wolfsheim in the story
  • Examine Nick Carraway's impressions of Wolfsheim