Catcher in the Rye test Questions
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the principal action of the book occurs around which major hioliday?
the majority of the novel takes place in?
New York City
Holden says the school is full of "crooks" because why?
Someone stole his camel's hair jacket and his fur lined gloves out of his room.
Holden has reytrned early from the fencing meet because?
He lose the foils on the subway.
While in NY for the fencing meet, Holden bought a ?
red hunting cap
Holden has failed every subject except...?
Aboiut what is Holden thinking as he "shoots the bull" with Mr. Spencer?
Ducks in a agoon in Central Park South
Holden describes Stradlater as being______ handsome because he's the "type of person your parents would look at and say, 'who's this boy?'"
Which of the following series of descriptions best fits Holden's description of Allie?
Red haired,kindly, highly intelligent.
Before he leaves Pencey, Holden thinks of his mother and the thought depresses him. What speciffically does Hodlen think about which makes him sad?
the fact that his mother bought him the wrong kind of ice skates.
the character whose teeth "looked like mosy and awful" who has "a lot of pimples" and "a terrible personality" is ...?
As a favor, Holden writes a composition for Stradlet about...?
a baseball mit covered in poetry
What is the difference between what Holden tells Mrs. morrow about her son, Ernest, and what Holden rezlly thinks about her son?
Holden says he is sensitive, whenm in truth, Ernest is as sensitive "as a toliet seat."
Holden thinks he looks very mature because....?
he has some gray hair.
According to Holden, Phoebe is___________ skinny.
Phoebe enjoys writing stories about Hazel Weatherfield. WHich of the following is NOT true about Hazel in the stories?
Hazel's father is an old, ugly man who scares children, including Hazel.
All of the novels below- or their principal chartacter- are mentioned as favroite by Holden except...?
Pride and Prejudice
When Jane Gallagher begins to cry in fron of Holden, her tear falls...?
onto a checkerboard
Holden missed Allie's funeral because...?
he was in the hospital with broken hands
As Holden makes his way back to the Edmont, he talks a freat deal about ...?
his own fear and "yellowness"
After saying that he is "sort of an atheist," Holden talks about....?
How disappointed his is in the disciples.
Holden fantasizes about
going west and pretending to be a deaf mute.
In his conversation with the two nuns, Holden talks about Shakespeare's Romeon and Huliet, and he reveals that his favoirte character is...?
Holden feels depressed while he talks to the nuns because he tnotices
that the nuns are habing only tast and offee while he's eating bacon and eggs
Holden pays Maurice to have a prostitue come biit him in his hotel room. WHen she arrives, Holden isnt disturbed by the fact that......
she refuses to sleep with him
Holden makes the comment that he has not had sex partially because
when a girl asks him to stop he actually does
WHy does Hodlen ebcome annoyed with Sally duroing the Lunts show?
because she loves the show and spends both intermissions talking to an "Ivy league phony" who also loved it and with whom she has many common aquaintances.
wants to skaiting partially because she wants to wear a short skirt that she knows will look good on her.
Why does Holden like the way Estell Fletcher sings 'little Shirley Beans"?
she sings it "dixieland" and "whorehouse"
Which of the following is NOT true about D.B.?
He loves to fish.
At least twice in teh novel, Holden imagines...?
Walking around with a bullet in his gut
Holden often refers to himself as a
Whioch of the folliwing is NOT a true statement about the night that Holden sneaks into his parents' apartment to see Phoebe?
Phebe has a bedspread covered with horses
Phoebe has what part in the CHristmas Pagent for Americans?
What does Phoebe do witht he broken pieves of Holden's gift?
she says that shes going to keep them and places them in teh drawer of her bedside table.
What question doe sPhoebe ask which Holden fins difficult to answer?
What is one thing you like?
After leaving Phoebe, Holden goes to see Mr.Antolini, a man Holden admires partly because he...?
picked of Hames Castle's body
Mr.Antolini makes Holden uncomfortable because he..>?
strokes Holden's hiar while he is sleeping
When Holden talks about feeling like hes diusappearing on teh street, he talks to
Where specifically does Holden imagin a curse word showiing up in his life?
at his grave site on his tombstone
When Phoebve meets Holden at the musuem
she is carrying a suitcase befcause she insits on comign with him
Whast question does the phychoanalyst keep asking Holden?
are you going to apply yourself in school?
Holden is not planning to retur to Pencey int eh spring because he wants a more challenging academic atmosphere and feels he can better find that alesewhere.
As his closest comapnin, Phoebe supports Holdens decision to leave Pencey and cries with hoy that he will finally be coming home.
Holden insists that he is a consistent liar.
Holden hears Phoebe signian a song about the Cathcer in the Rye and later uses this terminology to describe his ideal job.
Throughout the book, Holden constantly asks people toi deliver messages and is thrilled tha tthe messages are all delivered correctly.
Holden never cries in the book
Holden never contradicts himself
While visiting Phoebe's school, he sees dozens of curse words written all over the walls and spends hours trying to wipe them off so the children will not see them.
WHen he meets Holdena t the Wicher Bar, Carl Luce says, "I refuse to answer typical Caulfield questions," which means that he does not want to asnwer any questions on sex or relationships.
Although Holden seems to enjoy drinking, he prefers to drink alone and rarely invites others to join him
Holden is extremely supportive of D.B.'s career
Allie died in a car accident
Holden thinks of calling Hane Gallagher serveral times throughout the course of the novel, andm infact, does call her twice.
Holden gets beat up twice in the novel
Holden is horrified by the way the exhibitionists in the museum never change.
WHen Phoebe meets Holden at the mueum, he insists that hshe go back to school rather thant agging along with him.
J.D. Salinger never expalins the correlation and connection betwene the title of the book and its main chartacter.
At the end of the novl, Holden coldly insists that he doesnt miss any of the people that he has just been talking about
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