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The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Study Questions

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    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 1 Study Questions ON YOUR OWN PAPER, answer the study questions for each chapter. Don’t forget

    your MLA heading.

    Study Questions

    1. Who is the narrator of the story?

    2. What is the significance of the white space between paragraphs 4 and 5?

    3. From what part of the country does Nick originally come? 4. Why has Nick moved to New York?

    5. How does Nick come to live next door to Jay Gatsby? 6. Where had Nick known Tom Buchanan before?

    7. What is Jordan Baker’s relationship to Daisy Buchanan?

    8. What does Nick learn from Jordan when Tom is called to the phone? 9. What is the “secret society”?

    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 2 Questions and Answers Study Questions

    1. What is the Valley of Ashes literally?

    2. Who or what is Dr. T. J. Eckleburg?

    3. What is George Wilson’s occupation?

    4. What items does Myrtle purchase in the city? 5. What is significant about Myrtle’s questioning whether the dog is a boy or girl?

    6. Who is Catherine?

    7. What effect does the change of dress have on Myrtle? 8. How does Myrtle talk about the help at the hotel? 9. What rumor has Catherine heard about Gatsby?

    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 3 Questions and Answers ON YOUR OWN PAPER, answer the study questions for each chapter. Don’t forget

    your MLA heading.

    Study Questions

    1. What kinds of cars does Gatsby use to transport guests? 2. How do the guests behave?

    3. What does Nick wear to the party?

    4. How does Gatsby interact with the guests?

    5. What observation does Owl Eyes make about Gatsby’s library?

    6. What is Nick’s first opinion of Gatsby?

    7. What happens at the end of the party as the guests are leaving? 8. What does Gatsby’s formal gesture of waving farewell remind us of?

    9. What story does Nick recall about Jordan,

    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 4 Questions and Answers Study Questions

    1. What is the date at this point in the novel?

    2. Whom does Nick encounter at Gatsby’s party?

    3. What is the suggestion about Henry L. Palmetto’s death?

    4. In the description of Gatsby’s car, what is the significance of its being bright with nickel and swollen in its monstrous length with all kinds of boxes? 5. What phrase does Gatsby repeatedly use to address Nick and others? 6. In what country did Gatsby receive a medal “For Valour Extraordinary”?

    7. Who fixed the World Series in...

    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 5 Questions and Answers ON YOUR OWN PAPER, answer the study questions for each chapter. Don’t forget

    your MLA heading.

    Study Questions

    1. Why does Nick say Gatsby’s house looks like the World’s Fair?

    2. How does Gatsby’s gardener help prepare for Daisy’s visit?

    3. How does Gatsby dress for the rendezvous with Daisy? 4. Who is the Finn referred to in chapter 5?

    5. How long has it been since Daisy and Gatsby had seen each other? 6. What does Gatsby’s maid do when leaning out a central bay window? 7. In what way are the various rooms in Gatsby’s mansion described in historical terms?

    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 6 Questions and Answers Study Questions

    1. In what state did Gatsby grow up?

    2. What was his real name?

    3. What was Dan Cody’s background?

    4. Who was Ella Kaye?

    5. How much was to have been Gatsby’s inheritance from Cody?

    6. Why did he not receive it?

    7. What is the significance of the threesome not waiting for Gatsby? 8. Why was Daisy appalled at Gatsby’s party?

    9. How did Tom charge Gatsby with making his money? 10. In what season of the year had Gatsby met and kissed Daisy?

    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 7 Questions and Answers ON YOUR OWN PAPER, answer the study questions for each chapter. Don’t forget

    your MLA heading.

    Study Questions

    1. Why does Gatsby let all his domestic help go? 2. Whom does he use instead?

    3. Why do the characters decide to go to New York? 4. What does Pammy wear when she comes into the room? 5. What does Gatsby say about Daisy’s voice?

    6. What does Tom drive to New York?

    7. Who rides with Gatsby?

    8. What comment does Tom make about drug stores? 9. Of what does Tom accuse Gatsby?

    10. How old is Nick at the party?

    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 8 Questions and Answers Study Questions

    1. How late does Gatsby stand outside Daisy’s house, waiting to see if she needed him?

    2. Why is Gatsby’s house unkempt?

    3. Why does Nick advise Gatsby to go away a while? 4. Where had Gatsby met Daisy, according to the story he tells Nick?

    5. What might Fitzgerald mean in describing Daisy’s porch as “bright with the bought

    luxury of starshine”?

    6. Why didn’t Gatsby return to Daisy immediately after the war?

    7. When Gatsby returned to Louisville, where was Daisy?

    The Great Gatsby | Chapter 9 Questions and Answers ON YOUR OWN PAPER, answer the study questions for each chapter. Don’t forget your MLA heading.

    Study Questions

    1. How is Gatsby’s death explained by the press in local newspapers?

    2. How does Catherine respond to questions about her sister? 3. How does Wolfsheim’s letter attempt to explain his not attending the funeral?

    4. Who is Henry C. Gatz?

    5. Why does Klipspringer call?

    6. When Nick locates Wolfsheim’s office and demands to see him, what is ironic about

    the situation?

    7. How does Wolfsheim remember Gatsby?

    8. Why did Gatsby continue to wear Army uniforms?

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