Novel: The Catcher In The Rye! Trivia Quiz

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What do you know about “The Catcher in the Rye? ” The book is a coming-of-age novel centered around the main character, Holden, and his lack of tolerance for those he considered phony. The name says “catcher in the rye” refers to someone saving a child from falling off a cliff. “The Catcher in the Rye” is a classic novel that everyone should read at least once, and perhaps the quiz will garner your interest.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Holden lives in a rest home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Holden living in a rest home is supported by the information given in the statement. The statement directly states that Holden lives in a rest home. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 2. 

    Holden failed all subjects but English.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement states that Holden failed all subjects except English. This means that he did not pass any subject other than English. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 3. 

    Holden has a girlfriend throughout the entire story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Holden does not have a girlfriend throughout the entire story. In J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye," Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, does mention girls he has dated or had crushes on, but he does not have a steady girlfriend. He often feels lonely and struggles with forming meaningful connections with others, including romantic relationships.

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  • 4. 

    Spencer is Holdens old art teacher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, it can be inferred that Spencer is Holden's old art teacher.

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  • 5. 

    Stradlater is Holden's gross disgusting brother.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Stradlater is not Holden's brother. Stradlater is actually Holden's roommate at Pencey Prep, a boarding school they both attend. Stradlater is described as vain and conceited, but he is not related to Holden in any way.

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  • 6. 

    Holden walks all the way back to the hotel from the nightclub.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Holden walks all the way back to the hotel from the nightclub. This means that he does not take any form of transportation and covers the distance on foot.

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  • 7. 

    Holden is a heavy smoker.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Holden being a heavy smoker means that he regularly engages in the act of smoking. This implies that he smokes a significant amount of cigarettes or tobacco products, indicating a strong habit or addiction to smoking. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 8. 

    Phoebe's middle name is Weatherfield.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement states that Phoebe's middle name is Weatherfield, but the answer is False. This means that Phoebe's middle name is not Weatherfield.

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  • 9. 

    Holden leaves Mr. Antolini's apartment because he feels sick.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Holden actually leaves Mr. Antolini's apartment because he becomes uncomfortable and suspicious of Mr. Antolini's behavior. He interprets Mr. Antolini's actions as potentially inappropriate and believes that he is making a sexual advance towards him. This causes Holden to feel disturbed and prompts him to leave the apartment abruptly, rather than feeling physically sick.

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  • 10. 

    Holden ends up marrying Sally.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Holden does not end up marrying Sally in the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. Sally is a character that Holden goes on a date with, but their relationship does not progress to the point of marriage.

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  • 11. 

    As the novel begins Holden is

    • A.

      Playing football with Ackley

    • B.

      Watching T.V.

    • C.

      In a rest home

    • D.

      In central Park

    Correct Answer
    C. In a rest home
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In a rest home." This means that at the beginning of the novel, Holden is in a rest home. This suggests that he may be dealing with some kind of physical or mental health issue that requires him to be in a care facility. This information sets the tone for the rest of the story and gives insight into Holden's current situation and state of mind.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the school Holden is attending?

    • A.

      Lakeview High

    • B.

      Dublin Schools

    • C.

      Pencey Prep

    • D.

      Hawthorn Academy

    Correct Answer
    C. Pencey Prep
    Explanation
    Holden is attending Pencey Prep, as mentioned in J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye." The story revolves around Holden Caulfield, a teenage protagonist, who is expelled from Pencey Prep and embarks on a journey in New York City. The school plays a significant role in the narrative, serving as a symbol of the phoniness and superficiality that Holden despises in society.

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  • 13. 

    What did Holden buy on the teams trip to New York?

    • A.

      Shoes

    • B.

      Hat

    • C.

      Sculpture

    • D.

      Hounds-tooth jacket

    Correct Answer
    B. Hat
    Explanation
    Holden bought a hat on the team's trip to New York.

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  • 14. 

    Why does Stradlater punch Holden?

    • A.

      Holden was making fun of him

    • B.

      Holden attcked Stradlater

    • C.

      Holden kept bragging about his new girlfriend

    • D.

      Stradlater was upset he failed his test

    Correct Answer
    B. Holden attcked Stradlater
  • 15. 

    Who does Holden try to invite for drinks when he gets back to New York?

    • A.

      Sally

    • B.

      Ackley

    • C.

      Cab driver

    • D.

      Spencer

    Correct Answer
    C. Cab driver
    Explanation
    Holden tries to invite the cab driver for drinks when he gets back to New York. This is evident from the fact that he mentions wanting to have a drink with the cab driver after they have a conversation about where the ducks in the Central Park lagoon go in the winter.

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  • 16. 

    What does Holden Ackley and Maurice do once they find out Ackley and Maurice have already seen the movie they wanted to see?

    • A.

      Go eat and play pinball

    • B.

      Go to the park

    • C.

      Run back home

    • D.

      Go see a different movie

    Correct Answer
    A. Go eat and play pinball
    Explanation
    Holden, Ackley, and Maurice decide to go eat and play pinball after finding out that the movie they wanted to see has already been watched by Ackley and Maurice. This suggests that they choose an alternative plan for their entertainment and decide to have a meal together followed by playing pinball as a substitute activity.

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  • 17. 

    Why does Holden leave Mr. Antolini's apartment?

    • A.

      He feels sick

    • B.

      He doesnt want to talk to him

    • C.

      He thinks Mr. Antolini made a pass at him

    • D.

      He has to be home

    Correct Answer
    C. He thinks Mr. Antolini made a pass at him
    Explanation
    Holden leaves Mr. Antolini's apartment because he believes that Mr. Antolini made a pass at him. This assumption makes him uncomfortable and he immediately feels the need to distance himself from the situation. The idea of Mr. Antolini possibly making a sexual advance towards Holden greatly disturbs him and causes him to leave abruptly.

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  • 18. 

    What does Holden buy Phoebe?

    • A.

      A ring

    • B.

      A record

    • C.

      A present

    • D.

      A teddy bear

    Correct Answer
    B. A record
    Explanation
    Holden buys Phoebe a record. This is evident from the given options, and it is the only item that can be bought. A ring, a present, and a teddy bear are not mentioned in the options, so they can be eliminated. Therefore, the correct answer is a record.

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  • 19. 

    Why is Holden forced to return to New York?

    • A.

      Family reasons

    • B.

      He got arrested

    • C.

      Failed out of school

    • D.

      He ran away

    Correct Answer
    C. Failed out of school
    Explanation
    Holden is forced to return to New York because he failed out of school. This suggests that he was unable to meet the academic requirements and was expelled or asked to leave the school. This failure in his education may have led to his parents or guardians deciding that it was necessary for him to return home and reassess his future plans.

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  • 20. 

    Who or what is " Catcher in the Rye "?

    • A.

      Holdens ex-girlfriend

    • B.

      Holdens dream job

    • C.

      A person who goes door to door asking questions

    • D.

      The dean of Pencey Prep

    Correct Answer
    B. Holdens dream job
    Explanation
    "Catcher in the Rye" refers to Holden's dream job. In the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger, the main character Holden Caulfield often mentions his desire to be a "catcher in the rye." Holden envisions himself as someone who catches children before they fall off a cliff, symbolizing his desire to protect innocence and preserve the purity of youth. This dream job represents Holden's longing to save others from the harsh realities and corruption of the adult world.

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