The Great Gatsby
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The Great GatsbyChapter 3
Question 1Describe the two ways in which Nick differs from the other guests at Gatsbys party.
Question 1 AnswerNick has been invited to the party by Gatsby.Once he was there, Nick tried to find Gatsby and introduce himself.
Question 2What does Nick think of Gatsby when he first meets him?
Question 2 AnswerNick finds Gatsby charming. He is totally different from what Nick expected.Nick is fascinated, and now wants to know the truth about Gatsby.
Question 3Describe the events and atmosphere of the party.
Question 3 AnswerThe party is very crowded with wealthy people, most of whom were not invited by Gatsby. No one really knows the truth about him, but they all spread rumors they have heard. There is a lot of drinking and dancing. The atmosphere gets more wild and desperate as the evening progresses.
Question 4What does the owl-eyed man in the library find extraordinary about Gatsbys library?
Question 4 AnswerHe is amazed by the fact that the books are real.
Question 5What does Nick learn about Jordan Baker after he has spent some time with her?
Question 5 AnswerHe learns that she is incurably dishonest.
Question 6How does Nick characterize the guests at Gatsbys party?
Question 6 AnswerNick characterizes most of Gatsbys guests as self-indulgent and ill-mannered.They are rude to each other and often comically, but hopelessly, drunk.
Question 7What do his characterizations tell us about how Nick feels about most of these people?
Question 7 AnswerHe scorns their behavior.
Question 8What sense of life in the Jazz Age do we get from the description of this party?
Question 8 AnswerThe party as a whole provides a cutting satirical portrait of the Jazz Age.
Question 9Describe two incidents involving automobiles in this chapter.
Question 9 AnswerThe incident at the end of the party.Jordans near-accident later in the summer.
Question 10What role do automobiles seem to play in the novel so far?
Question 10 AnswerThey are dangerous implements in the hands of careless people.