The Great Gatsby chapter 4 study guide Questions and Answers
what does Gatsby tell Nick about himself?
Gatsby is the son of some wealthy people in the middle west. Brought up in America but educated at Oxford (family tradition).
What accomplishments of Meyer Wolfshiem’s deos Gatsby describe to Nick? How does Nick react?
A gambler; fixed the World Series in 1919.
According to Jordan, what did Daisy do on her wedding day?
She didn’t get married the day she was supposed to because she got a letter fro Gatsby and couldn’t do it.
Why does Gatsby want to have tea with Daisy in Nick’s house? Why doesn’t Gatsby ask Nick for this favor himself?
because he wants to reunite with Daisy and he wanted Daisy to come alone so he thought Nick’s house would be better because he knows Daisy will come if Nick asks her.
What does Tom do when he and Daisy return from their honeymoon?
into a wagon on the Ventura Road and a girl was with him, who was not Daisy.
Aside from the improbability of his story, what other evidence is there that Gatsby is lying when he tells Nick about his background?
the way Gatsby acts about it when it is brought up.
What does Gatsby ‘s friendship with Meyer Wolfshiem imply about his own background?
that he could have been apart of Wolfshiem’s background too.
Hoe does Daisy behave after Gatsby goes oversees? What does her behavior show about her feelings for Gatsby?
She’s upset and they were going to wait for each toher, so its showed how much she still loved him.
After Jordan tells Nick the story of Gatsby and Daisy, Nick says that Gatsby “came alive to me, delivered suddenly from the womb of his purposeless splendor/” How does this metaphor of birth help explain what Gatsby’s behavior had meant to Nick up to then?
That he was always born as a good man.
With Jordan in his arms, Nick thinks of a phrase: “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” How do you think this phrase reflects on the events of the novel so far? Do you think that Gatsby would agree with the phrase?
that the events were busy and the characters would grow tired and they would want to pursue what they wanted. Yes I think Gatsby would agree with this phrase.