The Great Gatsby Questions (Chapter 7)

  1. What do you find is the most crucial in the plot of Chapter 7?
  2. Why does Gatsby stop giving parties?
  3. When does Tom first realize that Daisy loves Gatsby?
  4. Why is Myrtle Wilson upset when she sees Tom and Jordan? Use a quotation from the book to justify your answer.
  5. Why does George Wilson lock Myrtle in the bedroom?
  6. At the end of the chapter, Gatsby is standing alone, looking out at Daisy’s house. Where else in the novel does he do this? How is this different? Use a quotation from the book to justify your answer.
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2. Gatsby stopped giving parties because he finally reunited with Daisy and we all know that she was the reason he started to throw parties in the first place.  So there was no reason to throw them at all.

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3. Tom first realizes that Daisy loves Gatsby when they lock eyes before going off to New York City.

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4. She is so upset because she thinks that Jordan Baker is Tom’s wife.

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  1. The most crucial moment in chapter 7 is the moment when Myrtle gets hit by Gatsby’s car.
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5. Wilson has clued into the fact that his Myrtle is having an affair. This is why he locks her in the room. George plans on letting her out in a few days and leaving with her. Gatsby says that Daisy’s voice is full of money because Daisy has always lived a life of privilege, and always will.

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6. The scene is reminiscent of the first time Nick saw Gatsby. Gatsby is staring over the water towards the green light, that we later find out is on Daisy’s dock.

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