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The Catcher In The Rye - Chapters 1-12

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The Catcher In The Rye - Chapters 1-12

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the first 12 chapters of J. D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye'.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Holden's brother D.B wrote a story titled:
    • A. 

      The Jellyfish Blues

    • B. 

      The Secret Goldfish

    • C. 

      The Happy Goldfish

    • D. 

      Fish are Phonies

  • 2. 
    Holden wasn't down at the football game with Saxon Hall because
    • A. 

      He didn't like hanging out with other people

    • B. 

      He wasn't in the mood

    • C. 

      He had just returned from New York with the fencing team

    • D. 

      He was leaving Pencey

  • 3. 
    Holden was kicked out of Pencey because
    • A. 

      He didn't want to be on the football team

    • B. 

      He hated phonies so was rude to everyone

    • C. 

      He refused to be a team player

    • D. 

      He was flunking four subjects and not applying himself at all

  • 4. 
    What lesson did Spencer try to teach Holden?
    • A. 

      Holden needs some direction in life.

    • B. 

      Life is a game.

    • C. 

      Aging is terrible.

    • D. 

      To try harder to succeed in life.

  • 5. 
    Holden is fascinated by:
    • A. 

      Where the ducks in New York go during Winter.

    • B. 

      How old Spencer is.

    • C. 

      How phony people are.

    • D. 

      How easy it is to lie to teachers.

  • 6. 
    Holden tells us in Chapter 3 that:
    • A. 

      I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw

    • B. 

      I never let the truth get in the way of a good story

    • C. 

      The truth is for fools

    • D. 

      Telling lies kills me

  • 7. 
    According to Holden, Robert Ackley hates being called
    • A. 

      A moron

    • B. 

      Crummy

    • C. 

      Ackley kid

    • D. 

      Ackley

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Holden bought his red hunting hat from New York for
    • A. 

      A dollar

    • B. 

      Ten dollars

    • C. 

      Three dollars

    • D. 

      50 cents

  • 10. 
    Stadlater asks Holden to
    • A. 

      Wash his nails

    • B. 

      Write a composition for him

    • C. 

      Let him go out with Jane

    • D. 

      Stop horsing around

  • 11. 
    The girl Holden likes is:
    • A. 

      Sally Wilson

    • B. 

      Sally Gallagher

    • C. 

      Jane Gallagher

    • D. 

      Jane Wilson

  • 12. 
    What meal were the boys at Pencey fed evey Sunday night?
    • A. 

      Salmon

    • B. 

      Left-overs

    • C. 

      Hot Chips

    • D. 

      Steak

  • 13. 
    Holden writes the composition about:
    • A. 

      His brother Allie's left-handed fielder's mitt

    • B. 

      His brother Allie's death

    • C. 

      His room at Pencey

    • D. 

      His brother Allie

  • 14. 
    When Stadlater got mad about the composition, what did Holden do with it?
    • A. 

      Got angry and punched Stradlater.

    • B. 

      Screwed it up and threw it in the bin.

    • C. 

      He tore it up and threw the pieces in the bin.

    • D. 

      Got depressed and refused to give it to Stradlater.

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      He had gone out with Jane.

    • B. 

      Holden suspected that Stradlater had 'given the time' to Jane.

    • C. 

      Holden was jealous about Stradlater spending time eith Jane.

    • D. 

      Stradlater wouldn't tell Holden what he had done with Jane.

  • 16. 
    Why didn't Ackley want Holden sleeping on Ely's bed?
    • A. 

      Ackley thought it impolite to let people sleep on someon else's bed.

    • B. 

      He was worried that Ely would come home soon.

    • C. 

      He thought it was weird that Holden would want to sleep there.

    • D. 

      He didn't want Holden to get blood all over the bed.

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      A pair of hockey ice-skates.

    • B. 

      A pair of racing ice-skates.

    • C. 

      A new suitcase.

    • D. 

      A red hunting hat.

  • 18. 
    What name did Holden give to the woman on the train?
    • A. 

      Ernest Morrow

    • B. 

      Rudolf Steiner

    • C. 

      Randy Schmidt

    • D. 

      Rudolf Schmidt

  • 19. 
    What does Holden ask the woman on the train?
    • A. 

      If she was happy with her life.

    • B. 

      If she would come spend some time with him in New York.

    • C. 

      If she wanted to have a cocktail with him.

    • D. 

      If she could lend him some money.

  • 20. 
    Holden thinks that the hotel he stays in is full of:
    • A. 

      Crazy people.

    • B. 

      Perverts.

    • C. 

      Old people.

    • D. 

      Poor people.

  • 21. 
    How does Holden describe Pheobe?
    • A. 

      Shy and small.

    • B. 

      Super smart.

    • C. 

      Roller-skate skinny.

    • D. 

      Psychic.

  • 22. 
    How many women does Holden sit with in the Lavender Room?
    • A. 

      Two.

    • B. 

      Three.

    • C. 

      Four.

    • D. 

      Five.

  • 23. 
    What does Jane do that 'just about kills' Holden?
    • A. 

      She wouldn't let him kiss her mouth.

    • B. 

      Wears a stripy jumper.

    • C. 

      Wouldn't give her step-dad the cigarettes.

    • D. 

      She puts her hand on the back of Holden's neck.