Great Gatsby Study Guide

  1. Who said, "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."?
  2. Who said, "I waited, and sure enough, in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged."?
  3. Who said, "- but no one swooned backward on Gatsby and no French bob touched Gatsby's shoulder and no singing quartets were formed with Gatsby's head for one link."?
  4. Who said, "Suppose you meet someone just as careless as yourself?"?
  5. Who said "You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock."?
  6. "So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen year old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end."
  7. " Can't repeat the past?....Why of course you can! "
  8. "His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once again return to a certain place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was..."
  9. "Her voice is full of money"
  10. "It excited him too that many men had already loved Daisy- it increased her value in his eyes."
  11. "... and Gatsby was overwhelmingly aware of the youth and mystery that wealth imprisons and preserves, of the freshness of many clothes and of Daisy, gleaming like silver, safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor."
  12. " 'They're a rotten crowd...You're worth the whole damn bunch put together' "
  13. " I thought you were rather an honest, straightforward, person. I though it was your secret pride."
  14. "You said a bad driver was only safe until she met another bad driver? Well, I met another bad driver, didn't I? I mean it was careless of me to make such a wrong guess."
  15. "'I'm five years too old to lie to myself and call it honor.'"
  16. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter- tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther..... And one fine morning- "
  17. What was the advice given by Nick's father to him?
    All the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.
  18. Which 'egg' did Nick live on?
  19. What relation is Daisy to Nick?
    Second cousin once removed
  20. Whom does Daisy blame for her bruises?
  21. What word does Tom not like Daisy to use in reference to him?
    • Hulking
    • (Big and clumsy)
  22. Why hadn't Nick attended Daisy's wedding?
    He wasn't back from the war yet.
  23. What did Mrs. Wilson want to buy from a street vendor?
    A dog
  24. What did Tom do when Mrs. Wilson became insistent on saying Daisy's name over and over?
    He broke her nose
  25. Once a fortnight what did Gatsby have at his house?
    A lavish party
  26. Whom does Nick finally connect with at Gatsby's party?
  27. One of the girls at the party whispers to Jordan Baker and others this startling rumor about Gatsby. What is it?
    He killed a man
  28. What does Nick have to say about Jordan Baker's driving skills?
    They are rotten
  29. According to Gatsby how did he get his money?
    He "inherited" it
  30. What apparently was Mr. Wolfshiem's prominent facial feature?
    His nose
  31. What were Mr. Wolfshiem's cuff links made of?
    Human molars
  32. Gatsby stuns Nick by telling him that Meyer Wolfshiem is the man that fixed....
    The 1919 world series
  33. What did Tom Buchanan give Daisy the day before their wedding?
    A pearl necklace valued at $350,000
  34. When Nick calls Daisy for a visit what does he tell her?
    Come over for tea, but don't bring Tom.
  35. As Gatsby moves near the mantle he hits Nick's what?
  36. Who was Dan Cody?
    Gatsby's rich mentor
  37. What is discovered to be Jay Gatsby's real name?
    James Gatz
  38. What is Daisy's daughter's name?
  39. Gatsby exasperated says that Daisy's voice is full of...
  40. Why does Tom pull the car into Wilson's?
    To get some gas
  41. Who is watching from a window as Tom pays for the gas?
  42. Pressed for an answer Daisy says she loved...
    Both Tom and Gatsby
  43. Tom tells Daisy to leave with...
  44. What happens to Mrs. Wilson when she breaks free and tries to run away?
    She is run over by Daisy
  45. Who was actually driving Gatsby's car when it hit Mrs. Wilson?
  46. Sitting smoking with Gatsby, Nick suggests that he (Gatsby) do [what].
    Run away to Canada
  47. Where were Tom and Daisy when Gatsby returned from France?
    On their honeymoon
  48. What does Michaelis find in the drawer that Wilson points to.
    A dog collar
  49. Where had Wilson gone after he left Michaelis?
    To see Tom
  50. Which of Gatsby's friends came to his funeral?
    Owl Eyes
  51. Who was it that told Wilson who owned yellow car?
  52. What was the final image Nick uses at the end to represent the movement of life?
  53. "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness..."
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