Great Gatsby worksheet questions

give one word to describe Gatsby’s parties extravagant, lavish
what were Gatsby’s parties like people came when they werent invited, enormous parties lasting til midnight, orchestra plays, people dancing everywhere, Gatsby never fails to impress
Nick states that Gatsby’s parties are alive with “casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings b/w women who never knew each other’s names.” What does this reveal about the party goers People are there to be seen and make an appearance for themselves. Many of the party goers are random people who come because they hear about it.
Why do so many uninvited people attend Gatsby’s parties? to make an appearance
Two girls gossip with Jordan Baker. What rumor do they spread and why is this incident important? They heard Gatsby killed a man. It shows not many people know anything about Gatsby.
How do people behave at Gatsby’s parties “conducted themselves to the rules of behavior of an amusement park”
Who is Owl eyes and what does he notice about Gatsby’s books? He is a “stout, middle aged man, with enormous spectacles.” He is very drunk but notices all the books are real.
What is significant about Owl Eyes’ discovery of Gatsby’s books Many of the party goers think Gatsby only cares about appearance, but since he reads he may not. It is the expectation that Gatsby is also empty like the party goers
How does Nick meet Gatsby and what do they discuss Gatsby thought he looks familiar from the war. They discuss Gatsby’s time in war.
What happens at the close of Gatsby’s party? There is a wreck
What is the significance of the wreck at the end of Gatsby’s party It shows that the party goers are careless, and it shows the ongoing theme of transportation and going back to the past because a person leaving the party shouted out that putting the car in reverse could fix it
Nick pauses from the story near the end of CH 3. what does he want the reader to know and why he wants the reader to know that he is starting to fit in and he is a normal person unlike everyone else he has seen
What is Jordan Baker like she is very dishonest and is described as having a hard, jaunty body and she likes to gossip/tell secrets
why does Nick not mind that Jordan Baker is dishonest He says dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply
what phrase does Gatsby repeatedly use to call Nick old sport
why does Gatsby call Nick old sport to befriend Nick
What is Nick’s “cardinal virtue” I am one of the few honest people I have ever known
What does Gatsby tell Nick about his family background he says he is the son of some wealthy people in the middle west who are all dead now from San Francisco
What does Gatsby tell Nick about his education He is an Oggsford man and he has a picture from there
What did Gatsby tell Nick about his activities after college After college, “I lived like a young rajah in all the capitals of Europe”
What did Gatsby tell Nick about his military service he was awarded the valour extraordinary as a lieutenant and showed it to Nick
What were Daisy’s assets as an 18 year old she had everything: looks, charm, and wealth
what seems to have been the relationship between Daisy and Lieutenant Gatsby they dated
How did Daisy react after Gatsby left for military service They corresponded with each other but she failed to say goodbye to him before he went to war because her mom wouldnt let her because he was a poor boy
what might have attracted Daisy to Tom Buchanan money, distracted her from Gatsby, stability
what happened the evening before Daisy’s wedding Daisy received a letter from Gatsby
what are your insights into Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s marriage loveless marriage, infidelity started early
What does Nick mean when he says, “I realize now that under different cirumstances that conversation might have been one of the crises of my life. But because the offer was obviously and tactlessly for a service to be rendered, I had no choice except to cut him off there”? He was offended by Gatsby because he was offering him money for going to the meeting with Jordan about Daisy. He did not want to be Gatsby’s “puppet”
In ch 5, what stages does Gatsby go through as he waits for and then meets with Daisy at first he is overjoyed and then nervous and then showed up at Nicks very late drenched in rain, thinking the meeting was a mistake, it is very awkward but once he is with Daisy, he cannot stop talking to her
How does Daisy react to the meeting with Nick (and later Gatsby)? Daisy is a little confused at first and emotional because she sees what she is missing out on, but she is pleased
When Nick asks Gatsby what business he is in, Gatsby responds, “That’s my affair,” before he realizes that it is not an appropriate reply. Why does Gatsby give that answer and why is it not appropriate? He gave the answer because he did not want to talk about the way he gets his money and is trying to make the impression that he has a lot of money. It was inappropriate because he had just asked Nick what Nick does and Nick replied but Gatsby didnt
Why does Gatsby throw all his shirts on the table He shows he is wealthy now and he is not the poor boy Daisy left anymore
Obviously, Daisy, with all her money, is not going to cry over some shirts; why does she cry? She cries because she realized she left Gatsby because he was poor but hes not anymore and did all this for her
What does Fitzgerald mean when he says “compared to the great distance” between Gatsby and Daisy realistically Gatsby’s dream of Daisy is very far away
What does Fitzgerald mean when he says, “Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one” Now that Gatsby has Daisy, she is not an enchanted object he wishes he could have anymore
What does Nick mean by when he says, ” even that afternoon Daisy tumbled short of his dream-not through her own fault” Gatsby had built up this amazing dream of Daisy and once he finally got it, Daisy did not fulfill the huge dream he had imagined
who are Gatsby’s parents and what is he leaving when he leaves home at 16 they are unsuccessful farm people, he is leaving the poor boy he was at home
why does James Gatz change his name to Jay Gatsby he wants to make a new name for himself that fits the idea of who he wants to be
to young gatz, what does Dan Cody’s yacht represent “all the glamour and beauty in the world”
Why does Gatsby not get the 25000 left him in Cody’s will his mistress would not let him have it
referring to the aftermath of Dan Cody’s death, at the end of the first part of ch 6, Nick says, “He (Gatsby) was left with his singularly appropriate education; the vague contour of Jay Gatsby had filled out to the substantiality of a man.” Explain Nick’s two points Dan Cody gave him the “tips” to become wealthy since he did not have anything to become wealthy, started out with nothing
Knowing Tom as we do, how can we account for his comment about being “old-fashioned” and “women running around too much these days to suit him” ? he is arrogant and turning Myrtle into what he doesnt like
WHat is daisy’s opinion of Gatsby’s parties they are too much
while the reader can have easily predicted Daisy and Tom’s reactions to his party, Gatsby cannot. Why not? It is all he has ever known
When Gatsby says that he cannot make Daisy understand, what is it that he wants her to understand he wants her and he did everything for her
what is nicks view of repeating the past it cannot happen
what is Gatsbys opinion of repeating the past you can if you have wealth and power
why is Gatsby’s opinion of repeating the past unrealistic you cant just put the car in reverse (like the wreck at Gatsby’s party)
How is the behavior of the characters linked to the hottest day of the summer in ch 7 everyone is uncomfortable
what does TOm discover that unnerves him, and how does he discover it he discovers Gatsby and Daisy are in love because they cannot stop looking at each other
what does Gatsby understand about Daisy’s voice that Nick does not she is a woman of wealth
in what cars do the five of them travel into the city Tom drives Gatsbys and Gatsby drives Tom (kind of a competition)
Why do you suppose that Tom decides to let Wilson finally have the car he has been promising him he is giving up on Myrtle to secure things with Daisy
What indication is there that Tom means quite a bit to Myrtle Myrtle does not want to move to the west egg
Besides Myrtle, what other eyes “keep their vigil” tom
As always, there is a grain of truth in what Gatsby says. In what sense is he an Oxford man? his wealth and power
Why does Daisy say that Tom is “Revolting” Tom’s cheating was only physical and Daisy’s cheating is for love
why does Daisy have a tough time saying, as Gatsby wishes, that she never loved Tom? she loved him once and if she says it, its final
why is it important to Gatsby that Daisy say she never loved Tom, only him? when she says it, she becomes apart of his universe trying to recreate the past without Tom
How has Gatsby gotten some of his money, and what does Tom say that startles Gatsby Tom talks about “the guy” that he has illegally bootlegged from and its not what Gatsby wants Daisy to know him as
What is Daisy’s reaction to this news she is startled by this
How does Fitzgerald prepare the reader for Gatsby’s death foreshadowing and death references
why does tom make the point to Wilson that he just drove the coupe from New York and the yellow car is not his so he thinks it wasnt him driving the car because Wilson thinks the person driving the car is having the affair with Myrtle
what indication is there that Tom really is fond of Myrtle he cries
why does Nick not wait for the taxi inside the Buchanan’s house doesnt want anything to do with the Buchanans
what does the reader learn that Tom does not know Daisy was driving
What is the scene that Nick observes taking place between Tom and Daisy in the kitchen talking about fixing the relationship/Gatsby looking from the outside (symbolic; always looking from the outside as usual)
why does this scene suggest ill for Gatsby Daisy may be going back to Tom and nothing draws people together more than tragedy
why does Nick say Gatsby “couldnt possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do. he was clutching at some last hope and I couldnt bear to shake him free” He didnt want to leave everything until he knew what Daisy was feeling. it was over but Nick could not tell him
At this point, why does Gatsby tell everything to Nick he is vulnerable
in what way is Gatsby’s uniform an “invisible cloak” everyone in uniform looks the same
why is the young Gatsby drawn to Daisy hes drawn to everything about her, he views everything through its value and she was wealthy
as he is leaving, why does Nick say to Daisy, “They’re a rotten crowd…. You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together”? It is the first time he has ever given Gatsby a compliment
what is the cause of the problem between Jordan and Nick he already associates her with the Buchanans
In what context do Dr. Eckleberg’s eyes appear in this chapter Wilson believes his eyes are God’s eyes and demand revenge
When wilson disappears for three hours, where do you guess he might have gone find out who Gatsby was/ who was driving the car or he could have found out from Tom
what does Nick mean when he says, “If that was true {that Gatsby might have realized Daisy was not going to call} he must have felt that he had lost the old, warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream”? wasted all of his life wanting Daisy
How can Wilson’s actions at the end of this chapter be explained he thought Gatsby was having the affair with Myrtle because he was driving the car that killed her
WHy does Nick feel responsible for getting people to the funeral Nick is the only friend Gatsby has left
Why does Wolfsheim not come to the funeral he didnt want to be involved in any deaths because of his dangerous job
what does young Jimmy Gatz’s daily schedule say about him he wants to always improve himself
is nick surprised that Daisy has not sent a message of flowers? No
Throughout the story, Nick has criticized the west. At this point, what is it about the middle-west that he appreciates They have good morals and that they moved because they could not handle the east because of the people
what does Nick’s dream of the el Greco figures represent it is a dream of the carelessness of the east
what is nick’s final feeling about Tom and Daisy they are careless people
in the last three paragraphs of the book, Nick makes the symbol of the green light very concrete. what does the green light symbolize rich dreams that people have
what does the last sentence of the story mean: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” rowing against the current but not moving forward (Gatsby’s dream of trying to reverse the past)
who said “he wore a pink suit” talking about who Tom talking about Gatsby

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