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The Great Gatsby

Review Worksheet
Vocabulary: Write a synonym next to each vocabulary word.
1. Ambiguously
2. Benediction
3. Commensurate
4. Complacent
5. Contiguous
6. Contingency
7. Convivial
8. Countenance
9. Deft
10. Defunct
11. Dissention
12. Divergence
13. Divot
14. Faade
15. Feign
16. Fluctuate
17. Fortuitous
18. Fractious
19. Garrulous
20. Impetuously

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Ineffable
Insidious
Intermittent
Juxtaposition
Languid
Obstinate
Pastoral
Permeate
Punctilious
Redolent
Reproach
Strident
Supercilious
Superfluous
Surmise
Tumult
Turgid
Unobtrusive
Vehement
Vestibule

Characters: Match the characters to their descriptions.


a. Tom Buchanan
b. Daisy Buchanan
c. Nick Carraway
d. Jay Gatsby
e. Jordan Baker

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Myrtle Wilson
George Wilson
Meyer Wolfsheim
Owl Eyes
Klipspringer

1. _____ Daisy's friend, a woman with whom Nick becomes romantically involved during the course of the novel;
competitive golfer who represents one of the new women of the 1920scynical, boyish, and self-centered
2. _____ a middle-aged man with huge, owl-eyed spectacles who sits poring over the unread books in Gatsby's
library
3. _____ Daisys immensely wealthy husband, once a member of Nicks social club at Yale; powerfully built and hailing
from a socially solid old family, an arrogant, hypocritical bully
4. _____ Myrtles husband, the lifeless, exhausted owner of a run-down auto shop at the edge of the valley of ashes; loves
and idealizes Myrtle, and is devastated by her affair with Tom; is consumed with grief when Myrtle is killed.
5. _____ The title character and protagonist of the novel, a fabulously wealthy young man living in a Gothic mansion in
West Egg; he is famous for the lavish parties he throws every Saturday night, but no one knows where he comes from,
what he does, or how he made his fortune
6. _____ The novels narrator, a young man from Minnesota who, after being educated at Yale and fighting in World War
I, goes to New York City to learn the bond business; honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment, often serves as
a confidant for those with troubling secrets
7. _____ Gatsbys friend, a prominent figure in organized crime; before the events of the novel take place, Wolfsheim
helped Gatsby to make his fortune bootlegging illegal liquor; his continued acquaintance with Gatsby suggests that
Gatsby is still involved in illegal business
8. _____ The shallow freeloader who seems almost to live at Gatsbys mansion, taking advantage of his hosts money; as
soon as Gatsby dies, he disappearshe does not attend the funeral, but he does call Nick about a pair of tennis shoes
that he left at Gatsbys mansion
9. _____ Nicks cousin, and the woman Gatsby loves; as a young woman in Louisville before the war, was courted by a
number of officers, including Gatsby; she fell in love with Gatsby and promised to wait for him
10. _____ Toms lover, whose lifeless husband George owns a run-down garage in the valley of ashes; she possesses a
fierce vitality and desperately looks for a way to improve her situation.

Timeline: Place the events in the appropriate order on the timeline.

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George shoots Gatsby and then himself.


Gatsby meets Daisy after 5 years.
Jay Gatsby moves to West Egg.
Wilson tells Tom that he and Myrtle are moving.
Tom breaks Myrtles nose.
Nick goes to his first party at Gatsbys.
Nick meets Myrtle and George Wilson.
Gatsbys funeral
Nick goes to lunch with Gatsby.
Nick invites Daisy over for tea.
Jay Gatsby is sent off with the Army.
Tom takes Nick to the party at Myrtles apartment.
Jay Gatz meets Dan Cody.
Tom and Daisy move to an unknown location.
Daisy marries Tom Buchanan.
Tom tells George that the yellow car belongs to Gatsby.
Nick sees Gatsby for the first time.
Dan Codys death
Jay Gatsby meets Daisy.
Gatsby, Nick, and Jordan go to the Buchanans.
Daisy hits and kills Myrtle.