The Great Gatsby (1 and 2)

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The Great Gatsby (1 and 2)
2012-04-24 19:10:31

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  1. What are examples given by both characters that Nick is a good listener?
    • Listening to Jordan and Daisy
    • Being attentive at Tom's party
  2. How does the narrarator describe Tom Buchanan?
    A sturdy man of 30 years with arrogant eyes, a gruff voice, and a strong body
  3. Who is Jordan Baker?
    Daisy's golf pro friend
  4. What did Daisy say when her daughter was born?
    "All right, I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful, little fool."
  5. Why does Nick feel uneasy after his conversation with Daisy?
    He realizes she has been playing games with his feelings.
  6. What impression do you get from the first time Nick sees Gatsby?
    Gatsby is a person who has secrets.
  7. What are the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg?
    a billboard advertisement for an ocularist over the valley of ashes
  8. How does Catherine rationalize her sister's affair with Tom?
    neither can stand their spouses
  9. What does Tom do when Myrtle screams Daisy's name at him?
    He hits her and breaks her nose.
  10. Describe the setting of the novel.
    Long Island and New York City
  11. Who is the narrarator of the novel?
    Nick Carraway
  12. Where does the narrarator live?
    the West Egg, which is less fashionable than the East Egg
  13. What is Daisy's relation to Nick?
    his second cousin
  14. What is distinct about Daisy?
    There is something about her voice; low, thrilling, and musical
  15. What is ludicrous about the "rich life"?
    Jordan is stiff from the sofa; she is supposedly "in training" but all she does is lay on the sofa all day.
  16. What does Tom call his race?
  17. What does Gatsby point at in the harbor and what does it symbolize?
    • a single green light
    • his idol, Daisy Buchanan
  18. What is the color of the eyes on the billboard? Who also has this color of eyes?
    • blue
    • George Wilson
  19. What does the valley of ashes symbolize?
    the failure of the American Dream, a reference to the down and out
  20. What kind of dog does Myrtle buy?
    An airedale
  21. Who is Catherine?
    Myrtle's sister
  22. What is the name of the newspaper/magazine about celebrities?
    "Town Tattle"
  23. What did Catherine lie about?
    Daisy being a Catholic