1. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, _______, in St. __________, Minnesota. 2. Fitzgerald developed “a two-cylinder inferiority _______________________” that made him aware of his modest beginnings.
3. Fitzgerald’s father made a living by selling __________________. 4. When Fitzgerald was in school, he gained a reputation as a __________- ____. He never lost this need for attention. He turned to ________________ as a way of courting popularity. 5. In 19___, he went to Princeton, the Ivy League school he paid homage to in This Side of Paradise. He called Princeton The “pleasantest __________________ ________ in America.” Princeton’s intimidating social hierarchies and _________________ of protocol strengthened Fitzgerald’s destiny. He said, “If I couldn’t be perfect I wouldn’t be _____________________.”
6. When the time came to leave Princeton (he didn’t graduate), Fitzgerald told Edmund Wilson, a poet and editor, “I want to be one of the greatest writers who ever __________________.” 7. His immediate future was decided by the United States’ entry into WWI. He joined the army as a second lieutenant in October 1917 and was stationed near Montgomery, Alabama, where he met Zelda ____________. 8. The couple seemed perfectly matched. Zelda, beautiful and willful, sought the same things in life as Fitzgerald: success, _________________, and above all, _______________.
9. After being discharged from the army, Fitzgerald went to _________________ to establish himself as a writer, but soon the walls of his room could have been wall papered with ______________________ slips. Zelda called off their proposed marriage, and Scott sought comfort in __________________. Increasingly, ____________________ would become a refuge from failure.
10. He went home to ______________ to...