Social Class in The Great Gatsby


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Which factor affects social class the most in The Great Gatsby?

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1. What is meant by the term 'nouveau riche'?

2. Which character in The Great Gatsby is considered to be a member of the nouveau riche social class?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of this quiz/worksheet is to ask you questions about social class in The Great Gatsby. You'll be asked about what affects the social class, as well as the specific social classes of different characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more particular, you'll be tested on:

  • The term nouveau riche
  • A character who's considered nouveau riche
  • Myrtle Wilson's social class
  • Common associations with East Egg
  • The novel's greatest determining factor of social class

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the book's view on social class
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the inhabitants of East Egg
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of nouveau riche

Additional Learning

Discover even more when it comes to social class in this novel when you study our lesson named Social Class in The Great Gatsby. This lesson will be on:

  • Different lifestyles in the book
  • Old money versus new money
  • Where certain characters live
  • The location of the characters on the social ladder