Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes


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Select the most accurate physical description of Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby.

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1. In The Great Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson is not happily married to George because _____.

2. In The Great Gatsby, Myrtle's relationship with Tom Buchanan is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Myrtle Wilson is one of the ordinary, middle-class characters who interacts and clashes with the elite world of the super-rich in Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. To understand her part in the story and what she represents, take the quiz and read the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on the character of Myrtle Wilson, you'll be quizzed on the following aspects of the novel:

  • Myrtle's actions
  • Fitzgerald's direct and indirect characterization of Myrtle
  • Relationships in the novel
  • Myrtle's role in revealing the traits of other characters

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge and insight you've gained on the character of Myrtle Wilson
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an analysis of Myrtle and understand her role in the novel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Myrtle to explain how Fitzgerald defines her character

Additional Learning

To learn more about the character of Myrtle Wilson, take a look at the accompanying lesson called Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby: Character Analysis & Quotes. The lesson will help you understand this character and accomplish the following goals:

  • Explain Myrtle's relationship with Tom Buchanan
  • List some of the details Fitzgerald uses to portray Myrtle
  • Compare and contrast Myrtle and Daisy
  • Understand Myrtle's role in the novel's plot and themes