The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Study Guide

Answer all Questions on the Answer Portion

1. Who is Nick Carraway?
2. Nick says, “I’m inclined to reserve all judgments,” and he claims it’s a matter of what? (p. 2)
3. Gatsby had a “heightened sensitivity to” what? (p. 2)
“it was a readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again. No—Gatsby turned out all right in the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dream that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.”
4. How did Nick find his house? (p. 3)
5. Where did Nick live and who was his neighbor? (p. 5)
6. How does Nick know Daisy? How does he know Tom? (p. 5)
7. Describe the Buchanans’ house. (p. 6)
8. What is the first question Daisy asks Nick? (p. 9)
9. Every year Daisy waits for something but misses it. What is it? (p. 11)
10. Tom is reading a scientific book. What is it and who wrote it? (p. 12-13)
11. What affected the butler’s nose? (p. 13)
12. What did Miss Baker tell Nick about Tom? (p. 15)
13.Nick tries to calm Daisy down by asking about her daughter. How does she respond? What did Nick miss and why did he miss it? (p. 16)
14. Daisy cried when she found out her baby was a girl. What thought calmed her? (p. 17)
15. What does Nick see when he comes home? How does he know not to call out? (p. 20-21)

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