The Great Gatsby: Summary, Themes, Symbols, and Character


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Who wrote The Great Gatsby?

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1. Why was The Great Gatsby not well regarded by some readers when it was originally published?

2. What does the green light signify in The Great Gatsby?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of The Great Gatsby. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characters, plot and themes of the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • American literature
  • Plot of this novel
  • The author
  • Symbolism and themes of The Great Gatsby

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main characters, such as Nick, Jay Gatsby and Jay's love interest
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding symbolism in The Great Gatsby
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ending of the story

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on The Great Gatsby. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the story of The Great Gatsby
  • Understand the themes and symbolism of The Great Gatsby
  • Compare the author's opinion on the American identity to that held by his famous cousin