Chapter 4 Questions and Answers

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1. What is the date at this point in the novel?

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2. Whom does Nick encounter at Gatsby’s party?

3. What is the suggestion about Henry L. Palmetto’s death?

4. In the description of Gatsby’s car, what is the significance of its being bright with nickel and swollen in its monstrous length with all kinds of boxes?

5. What phrase does Gatsby repeatedly use to address Nick and others?

6. In what country did Gatsby receive a medal “For Valour Extraordinary”?

7. Who fixed the World Series in 1919, according to Gatsby?

8. Why is Daisy’s reputation so pristine?

9. For how long has Gatsby been pursuing Daisy?

10. What phrase keeps coming back to Nick?

Answers
1. It is now July 5 1922 and shortly thereafter.

2. Somewhat surprisingly, he runs into Jordan Baker.

3. It was a suicide prompted by some dark dealing or situation.

4. It is like a god’s chariot.

5. He often calls others “Old Sport,” a phrase he perhaps picked up while studying briefly at Oxford.

6. In tiny Montenegro he was recognized for valor.

7. According to Gatsby, the Series was fixed by one man—Wolfsheim, a fictional character based on a real person.

8. Daisy does not drink.

9. Gatsby has been reading papers, keeping clippings, looking tirelessly for Daisy for five years.

10. Nick remembers the saying, “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.”

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