The Great Gatsby- Short Answer Study Guide Questions

How does the narrator describe Gatsby? Gatsby was a romantic with lots of hope.
From where did the narrator come and why? From the east, The Great War.
Describe the narrator’s house. Small “Eye sore” with an ocean view.
Describe the Buchanan’s house. A mansion, it is very formal and traditional.
How does Nick know Daisy and Tom? Daisy is Nick’s cousin and he knows Tom from school
Describe Tom. What is our impression of him in Chapter 1? Athletic build, snobby, and arrogant.
What kind of person is Daisy? Very superficial, fight-socialite.
What did Miss Baker tell Nick about Tom? That Tom was having an affair
When asked about her daughter,what does Daisy say? Daisy hopes that she is a beautiful little fool.
How is Gatsby introduced into the novel. In conversation, then Nick see’s him out in the moonlight on the lawn.
What is the “Valley of Ashes”? Between West Egg and New York.
What are the “Eyes of Dr.T.J. Eckleburg”? An old eye doctor advertisement on a billboard.
Who did Tom take Nick to meet? George Wilson.
Identify Myrtle and George Wilson. Myrtle is Wilsons’s wife. Tom’s mistress.

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