The Great Gatsby for the English Midterm

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Hoe does the Narrator describe Gatsby?

He says Gatsby had an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as he had

is new money and "less fashionable, while is old money and is "more sophisticated"

West Egg is new money and "less fashionable, while East Egg is old money and is "more sophisticated"

The narrator tells the reader that he is "inclined to reserve all judgement." What can the reader assume from the statement? How might Nick be an unreliable narrator?

He doesn't judge people unless he really know them. It is not very exciting for the reader

Nick looks back at his time spent in West Egg. No -Gatsby in the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the...sorrows and short winded elations of men."

No - Gatsby turned out all right in the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men."

What does Jordan tell Nick about Daisy, Gatsby and Tom?

She tells him that Daisy and Gatsby had a romance. Rumor had it that she tried to see
Gatsby off to war, but her family would not let her go. Soon after, she married Tom.
They seemed to be happy and then Tom had a mistress.

What does Gatsby tell Nick about his past?

Gatsby tells Nick that he was educated at Oxford, his family died, he came into some
money, and when the war came, he got some medals. He showed Nick the medals and a
picture of himself with his college mates.

What is the object that symbolizes Gatsby's hope for retaining the love of Daisy

the green light

What is Gatsby's real name?

James Gatz

What reason did Myrtle give for marrying George Wilson?

She thought he was a gentleman, but she regretted marrying him when she found out he
borrowed a suit from a friend to wear to the wedding.

how did the people at Gatsby's parties conduct themselves?

in a manner assosiated with amusement parks

Identify two made up stories about Gatsby

1. He once "killed a man"- one female guest at one of Gatsby's parties gopes so far as say that when you look at Gatsby when he's not looking, you'd "bet he once killed a man."
2. He was a German spy in The Great War

What is the "valley of ashes"?

The valley of ashes is an industrial zone on the way to the city. It sharply contrasts with
the wealthy neighborhoods of Gatsby and the Buchanans.

What did Dan cody do for Gatsby?

Gatsby changed his name at age 17 when he met Dan Cody. Gatsby left to travel with
Cody, which he did until Cody died. He inherited a large sum of Cody's money, but never
got it because of legal technicalities. Cody educated Gatsby about money and the people
who have it.

What happens on the way home from New York?

Gatsby and Daisy are driving home together in Gatsby's car. Daisy is driving to help
calm herself after the confrontation between the two men. At Wilson's place, Myrtle
runs out into the road. Daisy runs into her with Gatsby's car, sees that she has been hit,

How is the true story of Gatsby life revealed?

A reporter comes to Gatsby's home and interviews him. Thereafter, the rumors about Gatsby's past are compared by the narrator to the true events of Gatsby's life.

what does Gatsby say about Daisy's voice?

Her voice is full of money

Why does Wilson believe that Gatsby killed Myrtle? What does Wilson do?

Tom told him that the yellow car was Gatsby's. Wilson kills Gatsby and himself.

How are Tom and Daisy alike?

Daisy and Tom are alike because they are both spoiled,narrow-minded and self-centered.

Who is Klipspringer?

He is "the boarder," someone who always seems to be at Gatsby's house.

What does Mr. Wolfshiem tell Nick about Gatsby?

He said that Gatsby was the kind of man you'd like to take home and introduce to your
mother and your sister.

Identify Myrtle and George WIlson

Myrtle Wilson was Tom's mistress. George was her husband, who, we learn later, kills
Gatsby and himself.

How did Gatsby really make his money?

bootlegging.

in nick's eyes, what is gatsby's flaw

Gatsby's greatest flaw was guilt. By believing he had a guilty conscious, he hosted elaborate parties, not just to impress Daisy, but also to feel less burdened by all of his wealth that he amassed.

What lie did Tom tell Myrtle's sister Catherine?

Tom told Catherine that Daisy was Catholic and that's why she wouldn't leave her husband.

Describe the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy that takes place at Nick's house?

Gatsby is nervous because he wants Nick to agree to his plan of inviting Daisy over for tea at first, Gatsby knocks Nick's clock over. After he leaves the two alone for half an hour, radiantly happy-Daisy shedding tears of joy and Gatsby glowing

What did Gatsby do to impress Daisy?

Gatsby thinks that Daisy is impressed with wealth and he wants her to see that he has the finest in clothing and the biggest house.

What does the line from the book mean? " The vitality of his illusion had gone beyond Daisy- beyond everything"

Gatsby's dreams and illusions about his romance with daisy had entered the realm of the fantastical and were more than any one real human being could live up to.

What does Gatsby want from Daisy?

He wants her to admit that she never loved Tom, that she always did and does still love
Gatsby, and he wants her to leave Tom for him.

What reason does Myrtle give for having an affair with Tom

Myrtle in The Great Gatsby has an affair because Tom has all the money and leads the life she wants to be a part of.

What was Gatsby's reaction to Daisy's child?

He looks at her with surprise.

After Daisy's opinion of Gatsby's house, what happened to the green light?

it glowed more brightly

What is Daisy's opinion of Gatsby's party and how does it affect him?

Daisy does not like Gatsby's party. It is too much like an amusement park. When Gatsby
figures out what she thinks, it disheartens him.

after they reunited at what point did gatsby lost daisy?

At the hotel

after the Nyc experience, how does daisy feel towards gatsby and Tom?

He loves Both Tom and Daisy

what did george find in myrtles dresser?

Mr. Wilson found the dog collar of the dog that Tom bought Myrtle when they were in the city in Myrtle/'s drawer.

what was Wilson referring to when he told Myrtle that "God" is always watching?

Dr. T.J. Eckleburg billboard

Why did Myrtle run towards the car?

George Wilson, suspicious his wife is having an extramarital affair, argues with her. Myrtle runs outside as Gatsby's roadster approaches, only to be struck and killed by the car.

What happens to Nick's relationship with Jordan Baker at the end of the book

He breaks off his relationship with Jordan, who suddenly claims that she has become engaged to another man.

Why did Nick refuse to go into Tom's house after Myrtle was killed?

wanted nothing to do with Daisy, Tom, or Jordan

Gatsby, a man who was always surrounded by people, dies with only NIck by his side. What literary device explains the situation?

Irony

Why couldn't Nick Get anyone to come to gatsby's funeral?

All of Gatsby's former friends and acquaintances have either disappeared or refuse to come,

laudable

Deserving praise and commendation.

superfluous

More than is needed, desired, or required

vestige

The smallest amount

peremptory

Insisting on immediate attention or obedience

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