The Great Gatsby

Great Gatsby questions

1. At the beginning of the chapter, what sight does Nick discover upon returning home late the night of his talk with Jordan?

2. Even more nervous now that he is in the same room as Daisy, what does Gatsby almost knock off the mantelpiece? Could it be a symbol of anything?

3. What change did Nick witness in Gatsby after rejoining him and Daisy during tea?

4. Where does Gatsby insist on taking Nick and Daisy? What might be his motivation in doing this?

5. Gatsby mentions absentmindedly that it took him “just three years to earn the money” to buy his impressive house. Why does this comment strike Nick as strange, and how does Gatsby explain his comment?

6. Why do you think Daisy broke down and cried over Gatsby’s shirts?

7. Nick wonders if the significance of the green light is lost to Gatsby now that he has met with Daisy.

Describe briefly what the green light has meant to Gatsby, and why it might be less significant now.

8. Nick ruminates at the end of chapter, after Gatsby and Daisy finally meet, that “[t]here must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams . . . .” Why does Nick say this? What does he mean?

9. The unique quality of Daisy’s voice is emphasized in the novel. At the end of this chapter, what does Nick say makes her voice so important to Gatsby?

10. How does Nick feel at the end of the chapter, after figuring in the reunion of Gatsby and Daisy?

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Hey I'd love to answer all your questions but you need to submit them one at a time. I'll do your first one here,

Gatsby is waiting at Nick's place. He is all excited about meeting Daisy.