The Great Gatsby Chapter 6 Questions

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Use these discussion questions to enhance student understanding of vocabulary, literary techniques, setting, and theme from Chapter 6 of 'The Great Gatsby'.


Define each vocabulary word. Note the page where each is found and explain the word in the context of this chapter. Afterwards, choose one word from the list and use it in a sentence.

  • Laudable
  • Notoriety
  • Turbulent
  • Oblivious
  • Ferocious
  • Menagerie
  • Incalculable

Literature Questions

  • Explain Mr. Gatsby's young life. How did he began yachting? How did he become rich?
  • Daisy attended one of Mr. Gatsby's parties. What is Mr. Gatsby's demeanor at this party? Has it changed from previous parties? If yes, explain how it is different and why.
  • What is Daisy's disposition at Mr. Gatsby's party? Did Tom, her husband, notice? Explain.

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