The Great Gatsby Characters Flashcards

The Great Gatsby Characters Flashcards
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This flashcard set covers information about the characters in the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The world Fitzgerald creates is elaborate and complicated, and the characters that inhabit it are no different. These cards will help you understand the complicated love triangles and complex character histories.

Who is the narrator of The Great Gatsby?
Nick Carraway is the narrator of The Great Gatsby.
To whom is Daisy married?

Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan.

How are Nick Carraway and Daisy Buchanan related?

Nick and Daisy are cousins twice-removed.

Who lives next door to Nick?

Jay Gatsby lives next door to Nick Carraway.

Who kills Myrtle Wilson?

Daisy Buchanan hits Myrtle with Gatsby's car.

Who fixed the 1919 World Series?

Meyer Wolfsheim

What is the name of the woman Tom Buchanan has an affair with?

Tom has an affair with Myrtle Wilson, wife of George Wilson.

This character is a professional golfer.

Jordan Baker, who casually dates Nick, is a professional golfer.

This character is known as 'the boarder' because he spends so much time at Gatsby's parties.


Jay Gatsby's original name was _____.
Gatsby's original name before he changed it was James Gatz.
What does George Wilson do for a living?
George Wilson, husband of Myrtle Wilson, owns a garage.
Jay Gatsby fought in _____, during which time he met Daisy Buchanan
Gatsby fought in World War I, during which time he met Daisy. When he returns from the war, he is determined to better his station in order to win her favor.
What is the name of Tom and Daisy's daughter?

Their daughter is named Pammy Buchanan.

Where is Jay Gatsby from originally?
Gatsby is originally from North Dakota.
What does Daisy think is the best thing a girl can be in this world?

Daisy hopes that her daughter will became 'a beautiful fool.'

Who is described as 'a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen'?

Daisy describes her husband, Tom Buchanan, in this manner.

What are Meyer Wolfsheim's cuff links made of the first time Nick meets him?

Nick notices that Wolfsheim's cuff links are made from human molars.

Dan Cody made his millions mainly from _____.

Montana copper

How much did Dan Cody leave Gatsby in his will?

Cody leaves him $25,000, but it Gatsby never receives any of it.

Nick refers to a frequent partygoer who is one of the few people who attends Gatsby's funeral as _____.

Owl Eyes

What is the name of Myrtle Wilson's sister?

Myrtle's sister is named Catherine.

Who does Tom tell George is responsible for Myrtle's death?

Tom tells George that it is Gatsby's fault.

What nickname does Gatsby often call Nick?

He calls Nick 'Old Sport.'

What is Gatsby's father's name?

Gatsby's father's name is Henry Gatz.

Which two characters went to university together?

Nick Carraway and Tom Buchanan

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