The Catcher In The Rye Quiz: Chapter 3 And 4

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How well do you know “The Catcher in the Rye” chapters 3 and 4? These chapters in the book establish how the main character, Holden, acts in front of his peers. He was always on the lookout for ‘fake’ people whom he could not trust. Holden’s interactions also reveal his perpetual loneliness. This quiz will take you deep into the story of “The Catcher in The Rye. ” Good luck with the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To start chapter three, Holden announces he is a terrific what?

    • A.

      Liar

    • B.

      Writer

    • C.

      Roommate

    • D.

      Friend

    • E.

      Brother

    Correct Answer
    A. Liar
    Explanation
    In chapter three, Holden announces that he is a terrific liar. This suggests that he is not always truthful and may have a tendency to deceive others. This characterization of Holden as a liar sets the tone for his unreliable narration throughout the novel and highlights his struggle with authenticity and honesty.

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  • 2. 

    What is Holden's roommate's name?

    • A.

      Ossenburger

    • B.

      Ackley

    • C.

      Stradlater

    • D.

      Gallagher

    • E.

      Dineson

    Correct Answer
    C. Stradlater
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Stradlater. This can be inferred from the question which asks for Holden's roommate's name. Among the given options, Stradlater is the only name that fits the criteria.

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  • 3. 

    What does a student do during Ossenburger's speech?

    • A.

      He faints

    • B.

      He storms out

    • C.

      He falls asleep

    • D.

      He farts

    • E.

      He yells in protest

    Correct Answer
    D. He farts
    Explanation
    During Ossenburger's speech, the student farts. This suggests that the student is engaging in disruptive behavior, possibly as a form of protest or to create a humorous distraction.

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  • 4. 

    What does Ackley interrupt Holden doing?

    • A.

      Writing

    • B.

      Shaving

    • C.

      Tap dancing

    • D.

      Reading

    • E.

      Fencing

    Correct Answer
    D. Reading
    Explanation
    Ackley interrupts Holden while he is reading.

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  • 5. 

    Why did no one win the fencing tournament?

    • A.

      It was a tie.

    • B.

      The football game replaced it.

    • C.

      Holden lost the equipment.

    • D.

      There is no fencing team.

    • E.

      Fencing doesn't keep score, ya moron.

    Correct Answer
    C. Holden lost the equipment.
    Explanation
    Holden lost the equipment, which suggests that without the necessary equipment, the fencing tournament could not take place. This implies that no one could win the tournament because it was not possible to hold the competition without the required equipment.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following belongings does Stradlater not borrow from Holden?

    • A.

      A yellow tie

    • B.

      A coat

    • C.

      Vitalis

    • D.

      Writing skill

    Correct Answer
    A. A yellow tie
    Explanation
    Stradlater does not borrow a yellow tie from Holden. This can be inferred from the given options. The other options, such as a coat and Vitalis, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be determined if Stradlater borrows them or not. The option "writing skill" is not a belonging that can be borrowed, making it an irrelevant option. Therefore, the correct answer is a yellow tie.

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  • 7. 

    What message does Holden want to pass onto Jane?

    • A.

      Sleep tight, ya moron.

    • B.

      Do you keep all your kings in the back row?

    • C.

      Didja get thick creepy legs like ya thought?

    • D.

      How's your creepy dad?

    Correct Answer
    B. Do you keep all your kings in the back row?
    Explanation
    Holden wants to pass on the message to Jane about her tendency to play it safe and keep her options open by keeping all her kings in the back row. This implies that Holden wants Jane to take more risks and be more assertive in her decisions.

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  • 8. 

    Who does Holden like better?

    • A.

      Ackley

    • B.

      Stradlater

    Correct Answer
    B. Stradlater
    Explanation
    Holden likes Stradlater better than Ackley.

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