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The key to understanding Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is understanding that the 1920s is a period of?

collapsed standards 


Fitzgerald and his contemporaries were referred to as?

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The Business Generation 

the Lost Generation 

the Romantic Generation 

The Alcoholic Generation


Fitzgerald presents the 1920s as a period of conflicting ideals when he states:

"It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age os excess, and it was an age of satire."

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True

False


Jay Gatsby connects to the American Dream through:

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starting over 

self invention 

rags-to-riches

all


The following best represents?

 "She's got an indiscreet voice, ...Her voice is full of money..."

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Daisy's love for Gatsby

None of these

Daisy's connection to Tom

Daisy's representation of her class—old money


Which best explains the following:

Gatsby is to Daisy as Myrtle is to Tom.

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Tom and Daisy as "old money" only play with people below them and smash things up.

Making right the unfortunate fate of circumstances—war and class differences. 

The possible dissolution of marriage based on greed

Star-crossed lovers who married the wrong person due to circumstances.


Gatsby Sprang from his "...platonic conception of himself..." represents?

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Gatsby is marked by the tragedy of unrequited love.

Gatsby is cursed because he is a bootlegger

Gatsby is a student of Plato

Gatsby created his ideal self in order to achieve the Dream


Nick Carraway is the only character to grow and develop in The Great Gatsby.

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True

False


Tom and Daisy represent:

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Neither

New Money earned through hard work

Old Money earned through birth and position

Both


As Old Money derived through birth and position Tom and Daisy connect to the Dream. 

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True

False


Regarding Tom and Daisy what is meant by Nick's statement:

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together..."

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Both

The destructive nature of Old Money that is the opposite of the American Dream

Old Money deserves the Money they inherited because it represents the best of the American Social order.

Neither


The Green Light, the Golden Girl, the Holy Grail all represents: 

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Gatsby confusing his supposed love of Daisy with his attraction to Old Money

Gatsby's commitment to his friendship with Nick and by extension family

None of these

Gatsby Dream of making a family with Daisy


Why is Daisy the location of Gatsby's American Dream?

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She represents the future of the American dream for everyone

All of these

She reminded him of his mother

She represents Old Money gained through birth and position


What privileges does Nick's father refer to when he states:

"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."

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Old Money like Tom and Daisy's

Family as the root of his Dream

None of these 

New Money like Gatsby's


The American Dream dies with Gatsby.

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True

False


At the end of the novel Nick states: 

"—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. ... And one fine morning—

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." 

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Neither 

It represents the failure of the Dream as a result of the past

Both

It represents the future of the Dream amidst the past


The following statement about Gatsby represents:

"It excited him too that many men had already loved Daisy—it increased her value in his eyes."

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Daisy position as an autonomous person who has value in herself 

social terms highlighting a growing and developing sense of individuality 

a romantic connection 

economic terms highlighting a desired social class


The American Dream is re-realized in Nick's return to his family and a city where houses are call through decades by a family's name. 

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True

False


When considering Wilder's Our Town it is best understood through which perspective:

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The date the narrative takes place

All of these 

The date the narrative was written

How subsequent generation, up until the present, view the dream


Wilder's Our Town is both a work of Sentimental Fiction and Social Satire.

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True

False


As a work of social satire , Wilder's Our Town 

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celebrates the value of the ordinary and everyday

none of these

the eternity of human values

celebrates the worth and dignity of man


Regarding gender, in Our Town men and women are expected to 

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function within their expected gender roles

break out of their expected gender roles

both of these

neither of these 


Expectations of normalcy within Our Town are

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all of these 

stay in Grovers Corners 

grow up and get married 

have children


Grover's Corners represents diversity in terms of social class and construction of race.

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True

False


The following assertion of Mrs. Webb demonstrates what value?

"You know the rule's well as I do—no books at table. As for me, I'd rather have my children healthy than bright." 

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healthy and the continued production of future generations as the American Dream

neither

education as a means for achieving the American Dream

both


Simon Stimson's assertion to Emily represents?

"Yes, now you know. Now you know! That's what it was to be alive. To move about in a cloud of ignorance; to go up and down trampling on the feelings of those...of those about you. To Be always at the mercy of one self-centered passion, or another. Now you know—that's the happy existence you wanted to go back to. Ignorance and blindness."

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the problems inherent with alcoholism 

the importance of paying attention to the smallest events of daily living

the failure of expectation of normalcy and small town living

an affirmation of individualism as a means for achieving the dream


The following represents? 

"...both of those ladies cooked three meals a day—one of 'em for twenty years, the other for forty—and not summer vacations. They brought up two children apiece, washed, cleaned the house,--and never a nervous breakdown." 

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a valuation of the contribution the women make to the dream though limited

a prescription for achieving happiness though limited 

none of these 

the rightful place of women in terms of the dream


Our Town calls into question expectations of normalcy that limit the role of women.It has no room for those that don't fit the look of the Webbs and Gibbs.And, it champions the limited view of small town values.

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I have no clue. 

Some of the points

All points

None of the points 


Being the only character to grow and develop in the novel, Nick realizes:

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The American Dream is not located in wealth and fame, but the family. 

All of these 

Gatsby misunderstand the Dream in confusion of love for Daisy and his attraction to her social class

Tom and Daisy use people they consider beneath them.


Nick and the reader are attracted to Gatsby because he represents some of the best qualities of the American Dream: commitment, readiness, hope, and possibility.

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True

False

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