The Great Gatsby

"This quality" in the below paragraph refers to?

Paragraph: He was balancing himself on the dashboard of his car with that resourcefulness of movement that is so peculiarly American--that comes, I suppose, with the absence of lifting work or rigid sitting in youth and, even more, with the formless grace of our nervous, sporadic games. This quality was continually breaking through his punctilious manner in the shape of restlessness. He was never quite still; there was always a tapping foot somewhere or the impatient opening and closing of a hand.

"This quality" in the above paragraph refers to?

a. "resourcefuness of movement"

b. "absence of lifting work"

c. "rigid sitting"

d. "youth"

e. "formless grace"

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e. "formless grace"

The long explanation beginning "--that comes" modifies "resourcefulness of movement." The next sentence, beginning "This quality" refers back to that resourcefulness.