Take The Novel Quiz On The Catcher In The Rye!

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Did you read "The Catcher in the Rye? " It is a story by JD Salinger, which was partially published in serial form in 1945-1946 and then as a novel in 1951. It was initially intended for adults. However, most of its popularity comes from high school and college kids reading the book. Take this quiz and see what you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 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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