& ZELDA FITZGERALD
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1. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre met . . .
a. at a party at Princeton University
b. in Zeldas hometown of Montgomery, Alabama
c. at a country club in St. Paul, Minnesota
d. through a mutual friend in New York
2. Fitzgeralds first big success, This Side of Paradise, portrays college life at Princeton, where among other things his protagonist becomes involved in a student revolt led by . . .
a. Alec Connage
b. Monsignor Darcy
c. Tom DInvilliers
d. Burne Holiday
3. Zelda published several of her own short stories with Fitzgeralds name listed as co-author because . . .
a. it paid more money
b. she felt insecure with her name only
c. he insisted that she do so
d. the editors would not accept them otherwise
4. In A Moveable Feast Hemingway quotes his wife Hadley, who says of the Fitzgeralds: "Rich feathercats with no . . ."
5. Zelda summed up Hemingway as . . .
a. a panderer
b. a stud
c. a phony
d. an ignoramus
6. . . . . and Hemingway thought Zelda was
a. a tramp
7. In her autobiographical novel, Save Me the Waltz, Zelda tells of her passion to become a ballet dancer, although she was too old to begin, and even traces her fling with . . .
a. an Italian waiter
b. an American intelligence officer
c. a Spanish toreador
d. a French aviator
8. Abe North meets his end in Tender is the Night by . . .
a. drinking himself to death
b. crashing his car
c. getting beaten to death
d. playing Russian roulette
9. Name the protagonist, whom Fitzgerald described as an "homme epuisé," who loved a certain woman till she was "the drought in the marrow of his bones."
a. Dick Diver
b. Amory Blaine
c. Anthony Patch
d. Jay Gatsby
10. In which novel did Fitzgerald draw on Zeldas personal letters to him, at times verbatim, while she was hospitalized in Switzerland for a mental breakdown?
a. The Beautiful and Damned
b. Tender is the Night
c. The Great Gatsby
d. The Last Tycoon
11. Zelda once greatly upset Fitzgerald by saying he had . . .
a. thin lips
b. a bony bottom
c. ugly balls
d. a small penis
12. In "The Ice Palace" Fitzgerald plays with the diction and imagery of
a. the east versus the west
b. the north versus the south
c. the rich versus the poor
d. the old versus the young
13. In one of the Pat Hobby stories, Pat is told he looks like a certain famous Hollywood personality and for ten dollars is persuaded by a make-up artist to let himself be given a false beard in order to perfect the look. Who is the famous personality?
14. In which short
story by Fitzgerald does the female protagonist find "the love of her life" only
to discover that, because she spent her emotions so prodigally in her early youth, she can
now "feel nothing at all"? Emotionally Bankrupt
20. Before being accidentally hit and killed by Daisy, Myrtle
Wilson was whose lover?
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