Final 2011-2012 Eich

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Final 2011-2012 Eich

Basic comprehension questions about Catcher in the Rye, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and The Crucible


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    R.P. McMurphy is the main character of Catcher in the Rye.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The majority of the novel Catcher in the Rye takes place in:
    • A. 

      Salem,Massachusetts

    • B. 

      New York city

    • C. 

      Los Angeles, California

    • D. 

      Salem, Oregon

  • 3. 
    Holden likely suffers from several "disorders".  After reading the book, from which of the choices below might Holden be suffering?  Choose all that apply. 
    • A. 

      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    • B. 

      Narcolepsy

    • C. 

      Pathological lying

    • D. 

      Kleptomania

    • E. 

      Depression

  • 4. 
    The Catcher in the Rye was written by Harper Lee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The main character of The Catcher in the Rye had three siblings.  Their names are:
    • A. 

      Phoebe

    • B. 

      Shirley

    • C. 

      D.B.

    • D. 

      Allie

    • E. 

      Randall

  • 6. 
    At the end of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which of the following characters are no longer alive?
    • A. 

      Nurse Ratched

    • B. 

      Phoebe

    • C. 

      McMurphy

    • D. 

      Chief Bromden

    • E. 

      Billy Bibbit

  • 7. 
    According to Nurse Ratched In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the daily routine on the ward is very important because:
    • A. 

      Of the health and well-being of the patients

    • B. 

      Of her sense of right and wrong

    • C. 

      It reminded Nurse Ratched of her time growing up on a farm where schedules were very important

    • D. 

      She has to do the same thing every day, so everyone else's days should be the same, too

  • 8. 
    Ken Kesey got many of his ideas for the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest because of his experience:
    • A. 

      Being a medic during World War II

    • B. 

      Being locked in a mental hospital while he was a child

    • C. 

      Spending time with Native Americans like Bromden during summers in high school

    • D. 

      Working in a mental ward to support himself while in college

  • 9. 
    Some of the main themes of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest include: NOTE: choose all that apply!
    • A. 

      The struggles of childhood/growing up

    • B. 

      People in power versus those who are powerless

    • C. 

      Feminine power versus masculine power

    • D. 

      How does society define "sanity"?

    • E. 

      The individual versus society

  • 10. 
    R.P. McMurphy is likely in the mental ward because:
    • A. 

      He was misbehaving at the work farm where he'd been sentenced.

    • B. 

      He had too many friends that were prostitutes.

    • C. 

      Nurse Ratched invited him because she and R.P. were old friends.

  • 11. 
    The play The Crucible is written by:
    • A. 

      George Gershwin

    • B. 

      Eric Anderson

    • C. 

      Arthur Miller

    • D. 

      Sherman Alexie

  • 12. 
    The Crucible deals with the following themes or events:
    • A. 

      Influence of religion over society

    • B. 

      Power of men/the church in society versus the power of women/girls/servants in society

    • C. 

      Peer pressure

    • D. 

      Impact of humans on the environment

    • E. 

      Mental illness

  • 13. 
    Some theories about the cause of the real events covered in the play The Crucible include:
    • A. 

      Mental illness

    • B. 

      Hallucinogenic fungus affecting the citizen's minds

    • C. 

      Fighting for power/property

    • D. 

      Boredom

    • E. 

      Running out of fresh water in Salem

    • F. 

      Lead poisoning from the lead pipes used in the town water system

  • 14. 
    The Crucible is based on real-life events which occurred in which one of the following places:
    • A. 

      Placerville, California

    • B. 

      Salem, Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Salem, Oregon

    • D. 

      New York

  • 15. 
    The film "It's Kind of a Funny Story" takes place in:
    • A. 

      San Antonio, Texas

    • B. 

      Salem, Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Seattle, Washington

    • D. 

      New York, New York

  • 16. 
    The film "It's Kind of a Funny Story" has which of the following things in common with the novel The Catcher in the Rye?
    • A. 

      A boy in high school feels so much pressure that he considers suicide

    • B. 

      Craig and Holden both smoke tons of cigarettes even though they know they're bad for one's health

    • C. 

      Craig and Holden both feel alone and believe no one can understand what they're going through

    • D. 

      Craig and Holden both have a crush on a girl that they can't really go out with

    • E. 

      Craig and Holden both think that everyone is "phony"

    • F. 

      Craig and Holden both love to play table tennis

    • G. 

      Craig and Holden each have a younger sister

  • 17. 
    It's Kind of a Funny Story, The Crucible, and The Catcher in the Rye all have teenage characters that seem to be dealing with mental illnesses of some kind or another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Holden Caulfield might love wearing his red hunting hat for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      The hat helps curb his hunger, since he is broke and alone without much food.

    • B. 

      He thinks that it makes him look crazy.

    • C. 

      He feels safer and protected when he is wearing it- more like he can be himself.

    • D. 

      It reminds him of the museum he loved going to when he was a child.

  • 19. 
    Write a few sentences showing what you know about the Puritans.