' catcher In The Rye '

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The Catcher In The Rye Quizzes & Trivia
The American Library Association calls the novel "a favorite target of censors. " Its place in libraries and schools has been challenged on many grounds, including sex, violence, coarse language and drinking. Ten questions about the story:

  
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  • 1. 
    Narrator Holden Caulfield frequently refers to sex as:
    • A. 

      Trotting her out

    • B. 

      Feeling her fabric

    • C. 

      Giving her the time

    • D. 

      Giving her the business


  • 2. 
    "This is a people shooting hat," Holden tells a classmate in reference to:
    • A. 

      His Pencey Prep uniform cap

    • B. 

      His high school baseball cap

    • C. 

      A deer-hunting cap

    • D. 

      A stocking cap knitted by his sister, Phoebe


  • 3. 
    After his younger brother's death from leukemia, Holden:
    • A. 

      Went up on the roof and wouldn't come down

    • B. 

      Broke his hand smashing windows

    • C. 

      Stole his grandmother's car and drove to Manhattan

    • D. 

      Let his neighbor's sheep out of their pen


  • 4. 
    Holden's classmate James Castle killed himself by what method?
    • A. 

      He slit his wrists in an empty locker room.

    • B. 

      He jumped from a school window.

    • C. 

      He stepped in front of an express train.

    • D. 

      He overdosed on pills stolen from his mother.


  • 5. 
    From his room at the Edmont Hotel, Holden sees a man in a nearby building:
    • A. 

      Smoking marijuana

    • B. 

      Setting the curtains on fire

    • C. 

      Playing a violin in the nude

    • D. 

      Wearing women's lingerie


  • 6. 
    Though he drinks several Scotch and sodas in the course of the story, Holden says he prefers:
    • A. 

      Rum and coke

    • B. 

      Frozen daiquiris

    • C. 

      Harvey's Bristol Cream

    • D. 

      Chocolate milk


  • 7. 
    The prostitute who comes to Holden's hotel room is named:
    • A. 

      Sunny

    • B. 

      Trixie

    • C. 

      Magdalena

    • D. 

      Jane


  • 8. 
    Holden says "Jesus probably would've puked" if he were to see:
    • A. 

      The living nativity in Central Park

    • B. 

      The FAO Schwarz Christmas display

    • C. 

      The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

    • D. 

      The Radio City Music Hall Christmas show


  • 9. 
    Former classmate Carl Luce is seen by his peers as an authority on homosexual celebrities, whom Holden calls:
    • A. 

      Poofs

    • B. 

      Twinks

    • C. 

      Flits

    • D. 

      Woots


  • 10. 
    Holden describes as "being perverty" the unwanted attention of:
    • A. 

      Former teacher Mr. Antolini

    • B. 

      Teacher Mr. Spencer

    • C. 

      Fellow student Robert Ackley

    • D. 

      Cab driver Horwitz


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