the great Gatsby chapter 7 study guide

Why does Gatsby stop hosting parties? The parties were used to get Daisy’s attention and have her come to the parties but now that he has her he ends the parties.
When does Tom first realize that Daisy loves Gatsby? Tom realizes that Daisy loves Gatsby when they made deep eye contact before going off to New York City.
Why is Myrtle Wilson upset when she sees Tom and Jordan? Myrtle Wilson is upset when she see Tom and Jordan because she thinks that is Tom’s wife
Why does Gatsby view Daisy’s child with surprise? Gatsby view Daisy’s child with surprise because he realizes that if he wants to be with Daisy he has to consider her children who aren’t by him into consideration and take not only her in but also her kids in if he wants to be with her.
Why does Gatsby object to letting Tom drive his car? Gatsby objects to letting Tom drive his car because he doesn’t care about Tom and he is in love with Daisy
What ironic situation is occurring on the drive to town? An ironic situation that occured on the drive to town was when Tom finds out Myrtle is moving away with her husband and Daisy is in love with Gatsby. He is losing his mistress and his actual wife.
What is the significance of “Blocks” Biloxi? The significance of “Blocks” Biloxi is that he stayed at Daisy’s house since he had fainted at her wedding, but the day after he was force to leave.
Why is Nick pleased with Gatsby’s honesty about Oxford? Nick is so pleased because it shows that he told the truth to even his mortal enemy, showing he is honest.
What has increased Tom’s hatred of Gatsby? Tom’s hatred of Gatsby increased because he was very close to his wife to begin with and he finds out Gatsby is originally from west egg and Tom’s people from the west are unimportant.
Why does Tom refer to the liaison between Daisy and Gatsby in terms of intermarriage? He claims that Gatsby and Daisy are not meant to be because Daisy is from the East and Gatsby is from the West.
Why does Tom’s defense of family life amuse Nick? Tom’s defense of family life amuse Nick because he is being a hypocrite and having an affair.
What is the significance of Nick’s 30th birthday? The significance of Nick’s 30th birthday was that once you hit that certain age you’re considered old and need to settle down and Nick views it as he is entering a world of loneliness and thinning hair.
Why does Tom insist that Daisy and Gatsby drive home together? Tom knows that Daisy will come back to him eventually because Gatsby’s low status, so he is taunting Gatsby.
Why does Nick change his feelings toward Jordan? Nick changes his feelings toward Jordan because she was acting like a grown up.
What is Nick’s attitude toward Gatsby? Nick’s attitude toward Gatsby is that Nick feels the same way about Gatsby, he thinks they are fake, self-centered, and spoiled.
Why are Tom and Daisy reconciled? Tom and Daisy are reconciled because Gatsby’s wealthy but because the way he became wealthy is what’s stopping them from being together.
Who is Trimalchio? Explain how this describes Gatsby. Trimalchio was a freeman who gained hard work and threw large parties to impress his guest. This describes Gatsby because he did the same thing but to impress them how wealthy he is.
Describe Daisy and Gatsby’s new relationship. Daisy and Gatsby’s new relationship is that they are happy together and no one is in the middle of their relationship this time.
Compare George Wilson and Tom. What did each man learn about his wife and how did they each react? They both learned that they were both chatting. George wanted Myrtle to understand what she was doing wrong and Tom wanted Daisy to know why she was lying.
If Daisy says she’s never loved Tom, is there someone whom she thinks she loves? She also thinks she loves Gatsby.
Describe the fight between Gatsby and Tom. What do these men think of each other? How are they similar and how are they different? The fight between Gatsby and Tom was about how Gatsby was a liar, from west egg, and “dirty rich” as in like from dirty money of being in the mafia. Tom thinks he is better than Gatsby because he is from the East. They’re similar because they both are liars and they are different because Gatsby respects women and Tom doesn’t so much.
What do you think Tom and Daisy were saying to each other in the kitchen? Do you think that Tom knew Daisy was driving the “death car”? Why or why not? I think Tom and Daisy were having a deep conversation. Yes, I think Tom knew she was driving the death car because he told Mr.Wilson it was Gatsby’s car that hit Myrtle and that is why he thought he had to get revenge.
At this point, how would you end the novel? I would end the novel by saying Tom is the Killer.

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