The book is a very sophisticated and complex book that requires the reader to know many difficult vocabulary words. In the beginning, there was close to no action, and reading the book was very bland at times. The book mainly focuses on concepts that may not be very intriguing to younger readers, as it is filled with romantic and adult feelings that children would not be able to understand. As I kept reading, I began to gain interest. The author did an excellent job of incorporating suspense and strong emotions that I think are great and make this book an American classic. The author also was very good at conveying detail and he also could set the mood or environment though his words. I would recommend this book for high schoolers or young adults, as it is a complicated book filled with complex words. I would rate this book an eight out of ten.
1. Who is Nick’s rich neighbor?
1a. His neighbor is Jay Gatsby.
2. Who is Tom Buchanan’s wife?
2a. Tom Buchanan’s wife is Daisy.
3. Where did Tom and Nick travel to with Myrtle Wilson?
3a. They boarded a train to New York.
4. Where does Nick live?
4a. Nick lives on the coast of the “West Egg”.
5. What party does Nick attend?
5a. Nick, one of the only people who were actually invited, goes to Jay Gatsby’s house for a party.
1. bungalow (3)
2. apathetically (29)
3. erroneous (41)
4. vinous (51)
5. insolent (58)
1. What nickname does Gatsby give Nick?
1a. He calls him “old sport”.
2. Who does Gatsby want to meet very badly for five years?
2a. He wants to meet Daisy again.
3. Why does Tom go with Daisy to the next party at Gatsby’s house?
3a. He is worried about Daisy running around alone.
4. What do many people suspect Gatsby of being?
4a. Many people believe that he is a bootlegger.
5. How does Gatsby feel about Tom?
5a. He wishes that Daisy would leave him.
1. fluctuate (62)
2. façade (80)
3. laudable (97)
4. sauntered (105)
5. rickeys (118)
1. Where does Tom confront Gatsby?
1a. The Plaza Hotel.
2. What does Tom tell Daisy that Gatsby is?
2a. He claims that Gatsby is a bootlegger of alcohol.
3. Whose car kills Myrtle?
3a. Gatsby’s car, driven by Daisy, kills Myrtle.
4. Who kills Gatsby?
4a. George, Myrtle’s wife, kills Gatsby.
5. Why does Nick leave the East?
5a. He thinks that everything is corrupted and that wealth is too integral in people’s motives.
1. coupe (123)
2. tangible (134)
3. veranda (144)
4. pneumatic (161)
5. interminable (176)