The Great Gatsby–REVIEW– (Entire book)

Describe Tom Buchanan Married to Daisy. Large, athletic body; very wealthy; racist; bully; unfaithful
Describe Nick Carraway Narrator; sees himself as non-judgmental; Gatsby’s neighbor; dates Jordan Baker
Describe Daisy Buchanan Nick’s cousin; beautiful; rich; silly; once dated Gastby
Describe Myrtle Wilson Tom’s mistress; unhappy; poor; married to George Wilson
Describe Jay Gatsby Rich; Possibly shady; throws huge parties; in love with Daisy
Identify the speaker of this quote: “They’re a rotten crowd. You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” Nick
Identify the speaker of this quote: “…I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.” Nick
Identify the speaker of this quote: “I didn’t want you to think I was just some nobody. You see, I usually find myself among strangersbecause I drift here and there trying to forget the sad thing that happened to me.” Gatsby
Identify the speaker of this quote:”Oh, you want too much! I love you now- isn’t that enough?” Daisy
Identify the speaker of this quote: “By God, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me.” Tom
Identify the speaker of this quote: “He was crazy enough to kill me if I hadn’t told him who owned the car.” Tom
Identify the speaker of this quote:”Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!” Gatsby
What is Gatsby’s real name? James Gatz
What did both Gatsby and Carraway participate in? The Great War
What is “West Egg”? The more fashionable (and tacky) of the two eggs
Why does Gatsby buy his mansion on the West Egg? To be near Daisy
Which character invents a false, romantic story about his background? Gatsby
What kind of evidence does Gatsby show Nick? A medal from the war; picture of himself at Oxford
Which character shoots Gatsby? George Wilson
Who takes the blame for driving the car in the hit-and-run accident? Gatsby
Who attends Gatsby’s funeral? Nick and Gatsby’s dad
What is Gatsby’s business? Bootlegging
What college Nick Carraway attend? Yale
Does Gatsby want Daisy to admit her part in Myrtle’s death? No
Nick arranges a meeting with which 2 characters? Daisy & Gatsby
Who is driving the car when Myrtle is hit? Daisy
What details does Catherine give at the inquest? She claims that Myrtle loved Wilson and never got into any trouble or extramarital affairs
Describe the guests at Gatsby’s parties They often don’t know Gatsby and they are uninvited. Gatsby spends lots of $$ to entertain his guests
Why does Gatsby love Daisy? He has preserved a memory of her from when they were young and in love
What kind of woman is Myrtle Wilson? Poor, simple, desperate to belong to a different class; selfish
What is the time period of the story? The “Roaring Twenties”
What does Nick learn about Jordan and her golfing? She cheats at golf
What college did Gatsby attend for a short time? Oxford
When did Daisy meet Gatsby? Before the war, when they were much younger
When does Nick leave the party in Tom & Myrtle’s apartment? After Tom breaks Myrtle’s nose
Where is the Wilson’s garage located? The Valley of Ashes
Why does Tom tell Myrtle that they cannot be married? Daisy is Catholic- she doesn’t believe in divorce
How does George Wilson find out about his wife’s affair? He finds the dog collar
When Myrtle sees Jordan with Tom, what does she assume? That Jordan is Tom’s wife
How does George react when he learns that Myrtle has been unfaithful? He wants to take her away
What color is Gatsby’s car? It is yellow and also very unique
Why is Nick distressed after Gatsby’s funeral? Gatsby’s friends show their disregard for him; they don’t seem to care that he is dead, or even care to attend the funeral
Who calls during the Buchanan dinner? Myrtle
What does Gatsby look across to in his backyard? Daisy’s dock
When Nick attends his first Gatsby party, what transpires? Nick meets Gatsby and befriends him; asks Jordan to arrange a meeting with Gatsby & Daisy
When does Daisy begin to cry? When she tours Gatsby’s house
When is Daisy finally able to meet Gatsby? Nick has Daisy over for lunch (Gatsby shows up)
Gatsby seems surprised when he meets what character? Pammy; Tom & Daisy’s daughter
What transpires when Tom and Gatsby have a confrontation in the hotel? Tom gets Daisy to admit to Gatsby that she loves Tom and reveals to Daisy that Gatsby has earned his fortune through dishonest means
The book takes place in what state in the USA? New York
Why did Myrtle run? She thought Tom would be in the yellow car
Why does George believe that Gatsby killed Myrtle? He thinks they were having an affair
How is Gatsby introduced in the novel? As a mysterious character; rumors circulating about him
What does Myrtle buy when she is out with Tom and Nick? A dog
What character is also known as “The Boarder”? Klipspringer
Who is a business associate of Gatsby’s? Meyer Wolfsheim
Who is a principal witness to the accident that killed Myrtle? Michaelis
Who narrates the story? Nick
What does Gatsby want from Daisy? He wants her to tell Tom she never loved him and leave him for Gatsby
Where was Gatsby when he was killed? The pool
Who is in the funeral procession for Gatsby? Nick, Gatsby’s dad, and Owl Eyes
What does Mr Gatz show Nick? Gatsby’s list of ambitions
What does Daisy say when she is asked about her daughter? That she was upset to learn she had a daughter; that if she had to have a girl, she hoped she’d be a “beautiful fool.”
The body of which character is near by the pool? George Wilson
How does the narrator describe Gatsby? He is everything he detests, and yet, he feels that Gatsby is worth much more than the other people in the book
Who is the one character that has actually been invited to a party at Gatsby’s? Nick
What does this quote from the book mean? “The vitality of his illusion had gone beyond Daisy- beyond everything.” It means that his memory of Daisy is unrealistic; she can’t possibly live up to it.
What character fits Gatsby’s dream? Daisy
Who is a rich, discontented athlete? Jordan Baker
Gatsby’s father shows Nick a novel. Why is the novel important? It shows that Gatsby worked very hard to become who he was
How does Nick know Daisy and Tom? Daisy is Nick’s cousin. Tom went to college with Nick.

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