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Great Gatsby Midterm Review
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Dr. T.J. Eckleburg
the eyes of this man look out over the Valley of Ashes, they see everything that happens In town.
shallow freeloader who seems almost to live at Gatsby's mansion taking advantage of his host's money.
Gatsby's friend, a prominent figure in organized crime. Fixed 1919 World Series
Tom's lover, she is rather plain, full figured woman, described in her middle thirties, and fairly stout
Myrtle's husband, the lifeless, exhausted owner of a run-down auto shop at the edge of the valley of ashes
a drunk patron of Gatsby's library
George Wilsons friend who owns a coffee shop next to the ashes and he comforts George after Myrtle is killed
self made man who made a fortune in mining and had moored his yacht near where Gatsby was working and offered him the assistant jobbed he taught Gatsby how to act rich
fabulously wealthy young man living in a Gothic mansion in West Egg. Famous for lavish parties he throws every Saturday night
Nick's cousin and the woman whom Gatsby loves
Daisy's immensely wealthy husband, Powerfully built and hailing from a socially solid old family, Tom is an arrogant, hypocritical bully. His social attitudes are laced with racism and sexism, and he never even considers trying to live up to the moral standard he demands from those around him.
novels narrator, goes to New York to learn the bond business. Not poor, but not wealthy either. Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgement
Daisy's friend, a woman Nick becomes romantically involved with
Meyer Wolfsheim was involved in fixing the _____________
1919 World Series
The desolate plain between East and West Egg was called the ______of ______
Nick and Tom were educated at _______ while Gatsby once attended ______
The 1920s are often called the _____ Twenties to the ______ age
The main character is named Nick ______. Daisy's last name is ________
Daisy says that the best thing a girl can be in this world is a beautiful little ______
What piece of advice did Nick's father once give him? Does Nick follow this advice
"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had
What is the major difference between East Egg and West Egg?
East Egg is old money and West egg is ne money
What was Gatsby looking at when Nick saw him standing by the water late at night?
green light at the end of the dock
Gatsby's parties are incredibly lavish. Describe, in detail, one of Gatsby's parties.
Gatsby has oranges imported from Europe and he makes his house look like an incredible place where people come from everywhere
What does Myrtle Wilson buy on the way to Tom's apartment in the city?
What does Tom do to Myrtle at the end to he party in the city, and why does he do this?
he breaks her nose because she is yelling Daisy's name
Name at least three separate rumors shared about Gatsby in this novel.
That he killed a man, he was a German spy, and he was a bootlegger
Why does Nick feel that Jordan Baker is an immoral person?
he feels she is an immoral person because she wants to talk about Tom's mistress
On the way to the lunch with Wolfsheim, Gatsby tells Nick both truthful elements and about his past. What two pieces of "evidence" does Gatsby produce to prove his story?
an old picture of him from oxford, and
Why does Gatsby insist on meeting Daisy at Nick's house rather than someplace else?
because he knows that if Nick asks Daisy to come over, then he knows that he will stay yes
Describe Gatsby's actual childhood.
he was poor, he worked on a clam farm
Why doesn't Gatsby drink?
he is hopeful that Daisy will show up one day and he afraid of what he will do
When Tom stops at George Wilson's garage to put gas in Gatsby's car, Myrtle Wilson is staring out the upstairs window. At whom is she staring at?
Jordan because she thinks that is Daisy
According to Tom, what was the purpose of the drugstores that he and Meyer Wolfsheim purchased?
To sell over the counter alcohol
Describe Myrtle Wilson's death. Who was driving the car? Why didn't they stop? Why did it seem as though Myrtle "wanted to speak to" the occupants of the car?
Daisy and Gatsby were driving back to Daisy's house when Myrtle ran in the road, and Daisy hit her. They didn't stop, because she was all shaken up and Gatsby told her it was okay. Myrtle wanted to speak to the driver because she thought it was Tom.
"Thats the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
daisy and it is significant, because she knows Tom always cheats on her but she pretends she doesn't
"Yes, he's an Oggsford man."
Wolfshiem, and it is significant, because he's covered for him
"You can't repeat the past."
Nick says it to Gatsby and its significant, because he's talking about how he can't repeat his past with Daisy
"He's the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919."
Gatsby's says it about wolfsheim , it is significant because it shows that wolfsheim is shady
"He owns some drugstores, a lot of drugstores. He built them up himself"
Daisy, and it is significant, because she is defending Gatsby to Tom
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