The Great Gatsby Chapter 6 Summary Questions

Who comes to talk with Gatsby? Why? A reporter, to discuss the rumors about his life.
Who tells us the real story of Gatsby’s life? Nick
What was Gatsby’s real name? Gatsby was born James Gatz
Where was Gatsby from? North Dacota
Where did Gatsby go to college? St. Olaf’s in Minnesota, on a farm.
Did Gatsby Graduate from college? No, he dropped out after two weeks, loathing the humiliating janitorial work by means of which he paid his tuition.
Who did he meet when he was 17, that gave him his love of wealth and luxury? Dan Cody, a wealthy copper mogul, who he rowed out to, to warn about an impending storm
How did Cody thank Gatsby? He gave him a job as an assistant on his yacht.
What does Cody leave Gatsby when he dies? Does he ever get it? $25,000, No
Why was Gatsby not a drinker? Cody was a heavy drinker, and one of Gatsby’s jobs was to look after him during his drunken binges. This gave Gatsby a healthy respect for the dangers of alcohol.
How does Tom first learn that Gatsby & Daisy know each other? When he goes over to have a drink at Gatsby’s house, with Mr. and Mrs. Sloan, Gatsby tells him.
How does Tom feel about Gatsby? He is contemptuous of Gatsby’s lack of social grace and highly critical of Daisy’s habit of visiting Gatsby’s house alone.
At the next party, at Gatsby’s house, why does Tom attend? Daisy is going, and his dislike for Gatsby causes him to want to keep an eye on Daisy.
Where does Tom tell Daisy that Gatsby earned his wealth? Bootlegging
Where does Daisy tell Tom that Gatsby earned his wealth? a chain of drugstores that he owns
Does Daisy have a good time at the party? No, she is offended by West Egg and the debauchery of the party
Why does Gatsby seek out Nick after the party? he is unhappy because Daisy has had such an unpleasant time. Gatsby wants things to be exactly the same as they were before he left Louisville: he wants Daisy to leave Tom so that he can be with her.
What advice does Nick give Gatsby, in response to his desire to be with Daisy, exactly as they were before he left? He told him that he cannot re-create the past.
Does Gatsby agree with Nick about Daisy? No, He believes that his money can accomplish anything as far as Daisy is concerned.
Why(for what purpose) does Daisy offer Tom her little gold pencil while at Gatsby’s party? What does he do with it? To take down addressed. Gets the numbers of pretty girls.
What is Tom & Daisy’s daughters name? Pammy

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