The Great Gatsby Chapter 4

What is the common denominator to all the stories about people who meet at Gatsby’s parties?
People who are using him for money and wealth

What was Nick writing on an empty time table?
The names of those who came to Gatsby’s house

What happened to Nick’s first impression of Gatsby after Gatsby always had very little to say?
It gradually faded. Gatsby “had become simply the proprietor of an elaborate road-house next door.”

Describe Gatsby’s car.
-Rich cream color
-Bright with nickel
-Triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes
-Terraced w/ labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns

What does Gatsby tell Nick about himself?
-Son of a wealthy family in Middle West (San Francisco)
-Educated in Oxford
-Collected riches all around Europe
-Then went into war

What made Nick discover why Jordan thought Gatsby was lying?
He rushed the phrase “educated at Oxford.”

What “matter” does Gatsby have Jordan Baker discuss with Nick?
Gatsby asked Jordan to ask Nick to invite Daisy over for tea so that he can be reunited with her.

What does Gatsby do when he is speeding in the valley of ashes?
He shows the police a white card.

Who is Wolfsheim? Where does Nick meet him?
He is an associate of Gatsby’s, a “mobster,” who fixed the World Series in 1919. Gatsby introduces Nick to him at lunch.

Describe Wolfsheim.
-Small, flat-nosed Jew
-Large head
-Two fine growths of hair luxuriated in either nostril
-Tiny eyes

What was the old Metropole?
A restaurant where many people have died

What does Wolfsheim tell Nick about Gatsby?
He is a gentleman of “good breeding,” not the type to go after anybody’s wife or anything.

How does Jordan describe Daisy?
-Eighteen
-Most popular girl in Louisville
-Dressed in white
-Telephone rang all day

Who was the officer with Daisy?
Gatsby

What was one rumor about Daisy?
She packed her bag to go to New York to say good bye to a soldier going overseas.

How did Daisy behave when Gatsby went overseas?
She wouldn’t speak and wouldn’t play around with soldiers in town

What did Daisy do on her wedding day? Why?
She drank. She didn’t wanna marry Tom.

What did Tom and Daisy do when they returned from their honeymoon?
They settled in Chicago(?)

Why did Daisy seem so popular in Chicago?
She didn’t drink

When was the first time Daisy heard “Gatsby” in a few years?
When Jordan told Nick about him at Tom and Daisy’s house

After Daisy reacted to Jordan mentioning Gatsby, who did Jordan connect Gatsby with?
The officer in her white car

Why did Gatsby buy the mansion where it is?
So he could be just across the bay from Daisy

When did Gatsby tell Jordan all this?
At the last party