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The Great Gatsby
Comprehension QuestionsChapter 6
Directions: Please answer the following questions in complete sentences. You may use your book.
1. Describe the moment when James Gatz changes his name.2. How is the comparison of Gatsby with Christ (“he was a son of God. . . and he must beabout his Father’s business”) ironic? If the comparison with Christ were to continuethrough the book, what would happen to Gatsby?3. Tom, Mr. Sloane, and a young lady visit Gatsby and the lady invites Gatsby to dinner with them. What does Gatsby’s response tell us about his understanding of social classrules?4. What is Gatsby’s view of the past? When Nick says that Gatsby “wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy,” what do youthink he means?5.
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At the end of the chapter, Nick describes Gatsby kissing Daisy in Louisvillefive years before. What happens to his dream at the moment of the kiss? Why does itchange?