The Catcher In The Rye: Quiz

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The Catcher In The Rye: Quiz

The Catcher in the Rye is set around the 1950s and is narrated by a young man named Holden Caulfield. Holden is not specific about his location while he's telling the story, but he makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital or sanatorium. Take the quiz below and remember the story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the beginnging of the novel, Holden is...?
    • A. 

      In his dorm

    • B. 

      At a football game

    • C. 

      In some sort of psychiatric unit

    • D. 

      Home for Christmas break

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the school that Holden was attending during the course of telling his story?
    • A. 

      Elkton Hills

    • B. 

      Pencey Prep

    • C. 

      The Whooton School

    • D. 

      Don Bosco High

  • 3. 
    What is the reason for Holden leaving his school?
    • A. 

      He's moving

    • B. 

      He failed most of his classes

    • C. 

      He was expelled for fighting

    • D. 

      He was expelled for destruction of school property.

  • 4. 
    Who is Jane Gallagher?
    • A. 

      An old friend of Holden

    • B. 

      Holden's girlfriend.

    • C. 

      A Prostitute.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Holden decides to punch Stradlater because...?
    • A. 

      Stradlater refused to answer the question about his date.

    • B. 

      Stradlater attacked Holden first.

    • C. 

      Stradlater brags about his date with Jane.

    • D. 

      Stradlater was teasing Holden.

  • 6. 
    Who says... “Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.” ?
    • A. 

      Holden

    • B. 

      Stradlater, Holden's roommate

    • C. 

      Ackley, Holden's neighbor

    • D. 

      Mr. Spencer, Holden's history teacher

  • 7. 
    Holden wonders about which animals in Central Park?
    • A. 

      Dogs

    • B. 

      Squirrels

    • C. 

      Goats

    • D. 

      Ducks

  • 8. 
    What does the elevator operator offer Holden?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Drugs

    • C. 

      A Prostitute

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What or who is the “Catcher in the Rye”?
    • A. 

      Holden's father

    • B. 

      Holden's dream job

    • C. 

      Phoebe's stuffed animal

    • D. 

      None of the above

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