The Great Gatsby Study Guide Chapter 4

Who is Klipspringer? A man who was at Gatsby’s parties so often and so long that he became known as “the boarder”- people doubt he had any other home.
What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself? 1.) He’s the son of a wealthy family in the Middle West (San Francisco) but they’re all dead now 2.) Brought up in America3.) Educated at Oxford because that’s where all his family was educated4.) After his family died he lived in the capitals of Europe (Paris, Venice, Rome)5.) He collected jewels (mainly rubies), hunted big game, painted, did things to keep his mind off his family6.) War came, he did so well he was promoted to General, every Allied government gave him a decoration, he became a decorated war hero (got the Orderi de Danilo from Montenegro)
What “matter” did Gatsby have Jordan Baker discuss with Nick? He wants Nick to invite Daisy over to his house some afternoon and then let him come over
Who is Mr. Wolfshiem? A small, flat-nosed Jew, has a large head and tiny eyes. He is a gambler and he fixed the World’s Series back in 1919
What does Mr. Wolfshiem tell Nick about Gatsby? He says that Gatsby is the kind of man you’d like to take home and introduce to your mother and sister. Mr. Wolfshiem met Gatsby after the war, but he knew he’d discovered a man of fine breeding after he’d talked with him for an hour.
What does Jordan tell Nick about Daisy, Gatsby, and Tom? *Jordan went over to Daisy’s house one day and she was sitting in a car with a lieutenant and they looked at each other so lovingly (it was Jay Gatsby)*Gatsby was sent to be deployed in the way and Daisy was packing a bag when her mother caught her and prevented her from saying goodbye to him*In February she was engaged to a man from New Orleans*In June she married Tom Buchanan of Chicago*Jordan was a bridesmaid and walked into Daisy’s room and Daisy was drunk*Daisy said she didn’t want to marry Tom, threw his $350,000 pearls in the trash, cried, and held a letter that Gatsby had written her*Jordan and a maid put her in a cold bath, sobered her up, put the pearls on her neck, and they went to dinner and the next day Daisy married Tom without a second thought*When they came back Daisy looked so in love with Tom*Tom got in a car accident and it made the news because a chamber maid from the hotel was in the car with him*Next April, Daisy had her little girl*Daisy heard the name Gatsby for the first time in years when Jordan asked Nick about him

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