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Chapter 3

What is this chapter mainly about?

Why did Nick go to Gatsby's party?

When Nick meets Gatsby he studies him trying to determine if the rumors he has heard about him are true. He says, "I could see nothing sinister about him." In this context what does "sinister" mean?

Which of the following is NOT a rumor that Nick hears about Gatsby's background while he is at the party?

What does Nick discover about Jordan Baker?

When Jordan returns from talking with Gatsby at his party, she tells Nick she has heard something amazing and says, "But I swore I wouldn't tell it and here I am tantalizing you." In this context what does "tantalizing" mean?

What surprises the middle aged man with owl–shaped spectacles?

What happens when they sit down for the first supper?

What happens at the end of Gatsby's party?

F. Scott Fitgerald wrote "The two girls and Jordan leaned together confidentially."

What does "confidentially" mean in this context?

Find where there was a car accident outside of Gatsby's party. The driver is "infinitely amused."

What does "infinitely" mean in this quote?

F. Scott Fitgerald wrote "most affectations conceal something eventually, even though they don't in the beginning…"

What does this quote mean?

When Nick remembers hearing about Jordan Baker's cheating scandal, he says, "At her first big golf tournament there was a row that nearly reached the newspapers…" In this context what does "row" mean?

What does Nick say is his "Cardinal Virtue?"

Were there any events that weren't clear to you?