A Separate Peace Trivia
The novel A Separate Peace trivia for my english exam
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Where is the novel set and in what time?
New Hampshire in 1942, during World War 2
What is the name of the school that Finny and Gene attend?
Who came up with the idea for the Winter Carnival?
Finny, after they didn't have anything to do on Saturday afternoons
Who is the first to enlist into the army, and why?
Leper- after seeing a propaganda video, he wants to join the skiing troops
Which teacher confronts Finny about falling in the river?
Who breaks up the fight between Leper and Gene?
Who is given the nickname 'Yellow Peril?'
What was the 'Christmas Location' that Leper refers to in the telegram?
Why didn't Gene cry at Finny's funeral?
Because Finny's funeral might as well be his own, and that he couldn't cry in that case.
How does Finny die?
During a surgery to reset his broken bone, some bone marrow entered his bloodstream and stopped his heart.
What is the reason Brinker thinks Gene tries to get rid of Finny?
So Gene can have his room to himself
Why does Finny fall out of the tree?
Gene, who thinks there's a rivalry between he and Finny, jounces the limb of the tree on an impulse, and Finny falls.
What was Finny's dream to do later in life?
Compete in the Olympics
Why does Finny deny Gene when he says he jounced the limb on purpose?
Finny is a very pure and nice person, and doesn't believe that Gene would do something like that.
What is the name of the club Finny and Gene found?
The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session
What do you have to do to enter the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session?
You must jump off the tree into the river.
What job does Gene take over to avoid playing sports?
He becomes assistant crew manager
Who testifies at the mock trial to almost prove that Gene is guilty? What does he say?
Leper comes back from the war, and says that he saw Gene jounce the limb. He said that he saw the two boys on the tree limb going up and down like pistons in an engine, until one fell off.
What does Finny believe about the war?
That there really isn't a war going on, but the government is merely making it up so that their generation wouldn't have any fun.
Why does Leper leave the war?
Because he starts to have hallucinations, and the army is about to discharge him for being insane.
What are some themes of the book?
Codependency threatening identity, and the creation of inner enemies
What is the tone of the story?
Very melancholy and regretful, and sometimes nostalgic
Who is Gene's main academic rival?
At the beginning of the novel, Gene returns to Devon after how many years?
What are the names of the two rivers at Devon, and what do they symbolize?
The Devon and the Naguamsett: one is clean and fast moving and pure, like Finny, while the other is sluggish and dirty, like Gene
Where and when does Gene finally enlist?
He enlists at the very end of the school year, in the Navy.
What part of the Devon School campus is given to war efforts?
The Far Common
What game does Finny create while they are at school?