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The Great Gatsby: Chapter 9
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After two years, how does Nick remember the day that Gatsby died?
As an endless stream of police, photographers, and newspaper men in and out the front door
What was stretched across the main gate of Gatsby's estate?
Who kept out the curious?
How did the little boys get onto Gatsby's property?
Through Nick's yard
What expression was used to describe Wilson?
What led Nick to the conclusion that the whole story about Gatsby would turn into a racy satire?
Why did Michaelis' testimony lead Nick to the conclusion that the whole story about Gatsby would turn into a racy satire?
Because Michaelis mentioned Wilson's suspicions of his wife, Myrtle
Who swore that Myrtle had never seen Gatsby and that she was completely happy with her husband?
What was Wilson reduced to as a result of Catherine's tearful statement?
A man "deranged by grief"
Why was Wilson reduced to a man "deranged by grief"?
So that the case might remain in its simplest form
What side does Nick find himself on?
Why does Nick believe he is responsible for answering the questions of the people in West Egg Village?
Because no one else was interested
How long after finding Gatsby's body does Nick call Daisy?
Half an hour
What does Nick discover when he tries to call Daisy?
She and Tom have gone away, with baggage
Whose name can't Nick find in the phone book?
Who gives Nick Wolfsheim's office address on Broadway?
How does Nick find Wolfsheim's number?
He calls Information
By what time does Nick finally get Wolfsheim's number?
After 5 o'clock
What protest of Gatsby's continues in Nick's brain?
He has to find someone for him
What is the only thing that Nick finds in Gatsby's desk?
The picture of Dan Cody
Why does Nick send the butler to New York?
To give Wolfsheim a letter
Who is Nick expecting to hear from that day?
Daisy and Wolfsheim
How does Wolfsheim say he can be reached in the future?
A letter delivered by Edgar
Who does Nick think is calling when he receives a long distance call from Chicago?
Who calls Gatsby's house from Chicago?
Who does Slagle say is in trouble?
What was Parke doing when he was picked up?
Handing bonds over the counter
What is Nick's response to Slagle's call?
"This isn't Mr. Gatsby. Mr. Gatsby's dead."
What noise does Slagle make when he finds out that Gatsby is dead?
How many days after Gatsby dies does Nick receive a telegram from his father?
What is Gatsby's father's name?
Henry C. Gatz
Where does the telegram from Gatsby's father come from?
A small town in Minnesota
What is Gatsby's father wearing when he arrives at Gatsby's house?
A long, cheap ulster
What does Gatsby's father do when Nick takes his bags?
He begins pulling on his sparse, grey beard
What room does Nick take Gatsby's father into?
The music room
What does Nick give Gatsby's father to drink?
A glass of milk
Where does Gatsby's father say he first heard about his son's death?
The Chicago newspaper
What name does Mr. Gatz call his son?
Why do the boys looking into the hall leave when Nick asks?
Because he tells them it's Gatsby's father
What causes Mr. Gatz to look around with awed pride?
The splendour of the hall and rooms that his son owned
Who does Mr. Gatz say his son might have been like if he had lived?
James J. Hill
Who calls Gatsby's house that night?
When does Nick tell Klipspringer the funeral is?
Tomorrow at three o'clock
Why does Klipspringer say he can't come to the funeral?
He is going to a picnic or something in Greenwich
Why does Klipspringer call Gatsby's house?
To see if the butler could send him his tennis shoes
What are the first two letters of his address that Klipspringer gives Nick before he hangs up?
What does one man whom Nick calls imply about Gatsby's death?
He got what he deserved
Who does Nick go to see the morning of the funeral?
What is the door marked that Nick pushes open to find Wolfsheim?
"The Swastika Holding Company"
Who appears in the doorway after Nick shouts hello?
A lovely Jewess
How does Nick describe the Jewess' eyes?
Black and hostile
Where does the Jewess say Wolfsheim is?
What tune is Wolfsheim whistling behind the partition?
What name does Wolfsheim call the Jewess?
What does Nick mention, which evokes a completely different response from the Jewess?
What does Wolfsheim offer Nick when he finally lets him into his office?
When does Wolfsheim say he first met Gatsby?
After the war
Why does Wolfsheim say Gatsby kept on wearing his uniform?
Because he couldn't afford any other clothes
Where does Wolfsheim say was the first place he met Gatsby?
At Winebrenner's poolroom at Forty-third Street
Why is Gatsby at Winebrenner's poolroom at Forty-third Street?
He is asking for a job
How much food does Wolfsheim say Gatsby ate at lunch in half an hour?
More than four dollars' worth
What does Wolfsheim call Oxford?
Who says it and about whom: "Start him! I made him."
Wolfsheim about Gatsby
What does Wolfsheim say he got Gatsby to join?
The American Legion
Where does Gatsby do some work for a client of Wolfsheim's?
Why does Wolfsheim refuse to come to the funeral?
He doesn't want to get mixed up in it
What does Mr. Gatz show Nick in his wallet?
The picture of Gatsby's house
When was the last time Mr. Gatz says his son came to see him?
Two years ago
What book does Mr. Gatz have in his pocket?
Whose book was Hopalong Cassidy?
What word is written on the last page of Hopalong Cassidy?
What date is written on the last page of Hopalong Cassidy?
September 12, 1906
What is written beneath Gatsby's schedule on the last page of his book?
A list of General Resolves
What are some of Gatsby's general resolves?
- No wasting time at Shafters
- No more smoking or chewing
- Bathe every other day
- Read one improving book or magazine per week
- Save $5.00 [crossed out] $3.00 per week
- Be better to parents
Who arrives at Gatsby's house a little before three o'clock?
Of what religion is the minister?
Where did the minister come from?
At what time does the funeral procession reach the cemetery?
How many cars are in the funeral procession?
What is the first car in the procession?
What is the second car in the procession?
Who is in the limousine?
Mr. Gatz, the minister, and Nick
What is the last car in the procession?
Gatsby's station wagon
Who is in Gatsby's station wagon?
Four or five servants and the postman from West Egg
Who is the only one who goes to Gatsby's funeral?
The man with the owl-eyed glasses
What does Nick say is one of his most vivid memories?
Coming back West from prep school or college for Christmas time
Where would those who went farther than Chicago gather?
What color are the train tickets that the girls in fur coats are holding?
What color are the train cars of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad?
What do Tom, Gatsby, Daisy, Jordan, and Nick all have in common?
They're all Westerners
What is the last thing that Nick has to do before he goes back West?
Talk to Jordan Baker
What kind of clothes is Jordan Baker wearing?
What color is Jordan Baker's hair?
The color of an autumn leaf
What claim does Jordan make to Nick, that he suspects is untruthful?
She is engaged to another man
What does Jordan have to do if she wants a man to marry her?
Nod her head
What does Jordan say she thought Nick's secret pride was?
Being an honest, straightforward person
Who says it and to whom: "I'm five years too old to lie to myself and call it honor."
Nick to Jordan
Who does Nick see on October afternoon on Fifth Avenue?
Why does Tom say he told Wilson that Gatsby owned the yellow car that killed Myrtle?
Because Wilson had his hand on a revolver
What does Tom see in Myrtle's apartment that makes him cry?
A box of dog biscuits
What does Nick say Tom is going to buy in the jewelry store?
A pearl necklace or a pair of cuff buttons
Why does Nick spend his Saturday nights in New York?
Because he still remembers Gatsby's parties
Who does Nick sell his car to?
What does Nick find written on Gatsby's front steps?
An obscene word
What is the last line of the book?
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
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