# The Catcher In The Rye Chapters 1-9

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• 1.

### Where is Pencey Prep?

• A.

Hollywood

• B.

New York

• C.

Pennsylvania

• D.

Maine

C. Pennsylvania
Explanation
Pencey Prep is located in Pennsylvania.

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• 2.

### What subject is Holden passing?

• A.

History

• B.

Math

• C.

Science

• D.

English

D. English
Explanation
Holden is passing English because it is the subject mentioned in the question. The question asks for the subject that Holden is passing, and English is one of the options given. Therefore, English is the correct answer.

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• 3.

### Who does Holden go see during the big game?

• A.

Old Spencer

• B.

Ossenburger

• C.

Ed Banky

• D.

Rudolf Schmidt

A. Old Spencer
Explanation
Holden goes to see Old Spencer during the big game. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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• 4.

### What does Jane Gallagher like to do when she plays checkers?

• A.

Lose on purpose

• B.

Have her Doberman pinscher with her for good luck

• C.

Only play with the red checkers

• D.

Leave all of her kings in the back row

D. Leave all of her kings in the back row
Explanation
Jane Gallagher likes to leave all of her kings in the back row when she plays checkers.

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• 5.

### Stradlater asks Holden for two "big favors".  First, to borrow his_______________, and then to _________________________.

coat; write his composition
Explanation
Stradlater asks Holden to borrow his coat and then to write his composition. This implies that Stradlater wants to use Holden's coat for some reason, and he also wants Holden to do his writing assignment for him. This suggests that Stradlater is either lazy or trying to take advantage of Holden's willingness to help.

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• 6.

• A.

His house back home

• B.

His brother Allie's baseball mit

• C.

The garage in Maine

• D.

Their dormatory room

B. His brother Allie's baseball mit
Explanation
Holden writes Stradlater's composition about his brother Allie's baseball mitt. This suggests that Allie's mitt holds a significant meaning for Holden and he wants to convey its importance through his composition. It may symbolize a sense of connection to his brother and serve as a reminder of their shared memories. The composition could also reflect Holden's longing for the innocence and purity that Allie represents in his life.

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• 7.

### Why is Holden so nervous when Stradlater is out on his date?

• A.

He doesn't like hanging out with Ackley and Mal Brossard

• B.

He is afraid of his parents reaction to getting kicked out of another school

• C.

He likes Jane Gallagher, the girl Stradlater is out with

• D.

He's thinking about his brother's death

C. He likes Jane Gallagher, the girl Stradlater is out with
Explanation
Holden is nervous when Stradlater is out on his date because he has feelings for Jane Gallagher, the girl Stradlater is with. Holden has a deep emotional connection with Jane and is worried about how the date might go. He is anxious about the possibility that Stradlater might take advantage of Jane or treat her poorly. Holden's nervousness stems from his concern for Jane's well-being and his own unrequited feelings for her.

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• 8.

### How does Holden feel when people give him presents?

• A.

Happy

• B.

Annoyed because it isn't what he wanted

• C.

Apathetic, doesn't care one way or another

• D.

Depressed

D. Depressed
Explanation
Holden feels depressed when people give him presents. This suggests that he may have a negative outlook on life and does not find joy or happiness in receiving gifts. It could also imply that he feels misunderstood or disconnected from others, as the presents he receives do not align with his desires or expectations. This feeling of depression may stem from a deeper sense of loneliness or dissatisfaction with his relationships and interactions with others.

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• 9.

### Holden introduces himself to Mrs. Morrow as __________________, who is really the __________________.

Rudolf Schmidt; janitor
Explanation
Holden introduces himself to Mrs. Morrow as Rudolf Schmidt, who is really the janitor.

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• 10.

### Who did Holden call after he checked into the hotel?

• A.

Jane Gallagher

• B.

Sally Hayes

• C.

Faith Cavendish

• D.

Eddie Birdsell

C. Faith Cavendish
Explanation
Holden called Faith Cavendish after he checked into the hotel.

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