Gatsby Chapter 1-7
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From what point of view is the novel The Great Gatsby narrated?
How does Nick interpret his father's advice in Chapter 1?
Nick, and those in his class are better than people who are not wealthy, so they must be patient with their inferiors.
How does Nick know Daisy Buchanan?
She is his cousin.
Tom discusses a book he is reading with his dinner guests. What does this discussion tell us about Tom?
He is racist
Which adjectives best describe Daisy?
Beautiful and melancholy
What is Gatsby doing when Nick first sees him?
Staring at the water
Based on his tone, what can the reader infer about Nick's feelings about Tom?
He is not fond of Tom and sees him as someone who could be violent and brutish.
Who is Jordan Baker
A professional golfer and friend of Daisy's
Where does Nick first meet Tom's mistress?
At Wilson's garage
Where do Myrtle and George Wilson live?
Near a dump heap
Which best describes Myrtle's physical appearance?
She is short and stout
What does Tom buy Myrtle on their way to the apartment?
What does Mr. McKee do for a living?
He is a photographer
What does Myrtle say changed her feelings for her husband?
She found out he borrowed a suit for their wedding
Where did Myrtle and Tom first meet?
On the train
Who "watches" the people who live in The Valley of Ashes?
Dr. T.J. Eckleburg
What business does George Wilson want to do with Tom Buchanan?
George wants to buy a car from Tom
Who is the "owl-eyed" man?
The man Nick encounters in Gatsby's library
What is "special" about Nick's invitation to Gatsby's party?
Nick seems to be the one of only a few people actually invited to the party.
Why is Nick momentarily embarrassed at the party?
He speaks to a man he does not know is Gatsby
Which statement best describes a reaction Nick has to Gatsby?
He is impressed by Gatsby's smile and think he seems very genuine
Which is not a rumor Nick overhears about Gatsby?
He is related to the president
What does Nick think of Jordan?
He thinks she is incurably dishonest
What irony does Nick notice at Gatsby's party?
Although the party is rowdy and most people are drunk, Gatsby is reserved and never drinks alcohol.
What do Gatsby and Nick plan to do the morning after the party?
They plan to go up in the hydroplane
What does Nick wear to Gatsby's party?
A white flannel suit
How do many guests arrive at Gatsby's party?
In a car provided by Gatsby
Why does Nick almost laugh when Gatsby is telling him about his personal history?
He thinks Gatsby sounds like a bad novel and he sounds like he's lying
What convinces Nick that Gatsby might be telling the truth about his background?
Gatsby shows Nick a medal from Montenegro
What is Meyer Wolfsheim rumored to have done?
Fixed the World Series
What does Daisy do on the night of her wedding?
She gets drunk
What does Tom give Daisy before they are married?
A string of pearls
Where did Gatsby and Daisy first meet?
Where does Gatsby claim he was born?
What school did Gatsby attend?
What expression does Gatsby use when referring to a friend he is talking to?
What is notable about Mr. Wolfsheim's cufflinks?
They are human teeth
How does Gatsby describe Mr. Dan Cody a man in a photo Nick sees in Gatsby's bedroom?
He says Cody is an old friend
Who plays the piano for Gatsby,Nick, and Daisy?
What does Gatsby divulge that seems to contradict his earlier story about his background?
That he worked for three years to earn the money to buy the mansion
How does Gatsby behave while he is waiting for Daisy to arrive at Nick's house?
He is nervous and anxious
Who is "the Finn" Nick refers to in his house?
How long has it been since Gatsby and Daisy have seen each other on the day of their meeting?
What does Daisy seem most impressed by in Gatsby's house?
His finely tailored shirts
What does Gatsby want to happen next with Daisy?
He wants her to divorce Tom and marry him
Why does Nick turn down Gatsby's offer of a business opportunity?
He thinks Gatsby is only offering it in exchange for him inviting Daisy to tea.
What is the weather like when Daisy and Gatsby reunite
It is raining
What is Jay Gatsby's real name?
How does Gatsby introduce Tom at his party?
As the polo player
What might Gatsby's lost inheritance foreshadow?
That he will never win Daisy
Where is Gatsby originally from?
How does Gatsby measure the success of his parties?
By the number of celebrities who attend.
What does Gatsby learn from Dan Cody?
How the wealthy live
What did Daisy really think of the party?
She found it loathsome and below her.
What does Nick claim has kept him away from Gatsby during this time?
His relationship with Jordan
Where does Gatsby meet Dan Cody?
On Cody's yacht
What does the incident with the three visitors on horseback reveal about Gatsby?
He isn't really part of the wealth class.
Why has Gatsby replaced his staff?
To avoid gossip in town about Daisy's visits.
Why is Tom angry when he reaches the suite at the Plaza hotel?
Because he has learned that George Wilson plans to move.
Whose car is Tom driving when he returns from New York?
His own car
What color is Gatsby's car?
What mistake does Myrtle make when she looks out the window while Tom is getting gas?
She thinks Jordan is Daisy
According to Tom, what does Gatsby sell through the chain of drug stores he owns?
Why does Daisy want Jordan to kiss Nick?
Because Daisy is kissing Gatsby
What is Nick pleased to hear amidst all the conflict at the Plaza hotel room?
That Gatsby really attended Oxford
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