The Great Gatsby Study Cards Ch. 5-9

Chapter 5
Describe the meeting between Gatsby and Daisy. Why was he so nervous? It was the first time that he had seen her in years.
How long did it take Gatsby to make the money to buy the mansion? It took him three years to obtain all of the money to afford buying his splendid mansion.
Why did Gatsby want Daisy to see the house and his clothes? He was trying to impress Daisy and show her that he could keep her in the lifestyle that she was used to.
What had the green light on the dock meant to Gatsby? It had meant that Daisy was not with him, but with Tom Buchanan.
What had Gatsby turned Daisy into in his own mind? He imagined that Daisy was the perfect girl, the one for him.
Chapter 6
What was Gatsby’s real history? Where is he from, and what is his name? Gatsby was from the Midwest, and his real name was Jay Gatz.
What did Dan Cody do for Gatsby? Dan Cody taught Gatsby the lifestyle of a rich man.
What is Daisy’s opinion of Gatsby’s party? How does this affect him?
What does Gatsby want from Daisy? To tell him that she never loved Tom, and only him.
Chapter 7
What was Gatsby’s reaction to Daisy’s child? Gatsby was very surprised.
What did Wilson do to Myrtle? Why? He locked her in her room so she couldn’t see Tom.
Why do the five drive into the city on such a hot afternoon? Daisy suggested it because she wanted to avoid a fight at her house.
What does Gatsby think about Daisy’s relationship with Tom? He thinks that Daisy never loved Tom.
What happens of the way home from New York? Myrtle runs out in front of a car and is killed by the impact.
How do these people react to Myrtle’s death: a. Wilson: full of grief and shock and self-blame.b. Tom: shocked and worried about himself getting blamed.c. Nick: worried about the consequences for Daisy and Gatsby.d. Gatsby: worried for Daisy.
What is the true relationship between Daisy and Tom? They don’t like each other, but they are very similar.

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