A Separate Peace 11-13

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A Separate Peace 11-13 - Quiz

This is a quiz on the final chapters of the book and class discussions. Please comment on any five of the images in a few sentences! Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please comment on the following (hint: underline key words) in a long paragraph: "They steered us toward the First Building- burned down and rebuilt several times...Above  us in Latin flowed the inscription: 'Here Boys Come to Be Made Men.'"
  • 2. 
    Knowles used this novel as a primary thematic source for his own later novel about "war."
    • A. 

      Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck

    • B. 

      The Iliad by Homer

    • C. 

      The Soldier by Rupert Brook

    • D. 

      A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway

  • 3. 
    The idea of a "dark shadow" side in Literature is characterized in the German term:
    • A. 

      Bildungsroman

    • B. 

      Doppelganger

    • C. 

      In medias res

    • D. 

      Frame narration

  • 4. 
    In Gene's trial, Knowles' obvious allusion is to this primarily Spanish institution:
    • A. 

      Bullfighting

    • B. 

      The Inquisition

    • C. 

      The Salvation Army

    • D. 

      The Anglican Church

  • 5. 
    In Chapter 11, Gene is helping Finny with this:
    • A. 

      Cleaning the room

    • B. 

      Bible studies

    • C. 

      Trigonometry

    • D. 

      Latin translation of Caesar

  • 6. 
    When taken to the "First Building" at 10:05 p.m. the boys pass under this inscription:
    • A. 

      I Came, I Saw, I Conquered

    • B. 

      All true Stories End in Death

    • C. 

      Work Will Set You Free

    • D. 

      Here Boys Come to Be Made Men

  • 7. 
    The key witnesss summoned for Gene's trial is:
    • A. 

      Brownie Perkins

    • B. 

      Leper

    • C. 

      Dr. Stanpole

    • D. 

      Brinker

  • 8. 
    Gene thinks about stealing this when Finny is back in the infirmary:
    • A. 

      Dr. Stanpole's car

    • B. 

      Finny's medical records

    • C. 

      A copy of the Iliad

    • D. 

      A photograph of a man killed in the war

  • 9. 
    Finny's graduating class would have been the class of:
    • A. 

      1942

    • B. 

      1943

    • C. 

      1944

    • D. 

      1958

  • 10. 
    This actually happened in WWI:
    • A. 

      The Andrew's sisters sang for the Kaiser

    • B. 

      A Christmas Eve truce between the Germans and the Allies

    • C. 

      Leper shot an enemy soldier

    • D. 

      Gene saw combat

  • 11. 
    Finny is buried here:
    • A. 

      Under the tree

    • B. 

      In Devon's cemetery

    • C. 

      Boston

    • D. 

      Vermont

  • 12. 
    Gene tells Brinker's father at year's end that he, Gene,
    • A. 

      Is going to dodge the draft

    • B. 

      Has enlisted in the Marines

    • C. 

      Has enlisted in the Navy

    • D. 

      Has enlisted in the Coast Guard

  • 13. 
    Gene reflects that wars:
    • A. 

      Are made by the stupidities of Versailles

    • B. 

      Something ignorant in the human heart

    • C. 

      Fat old men

    • D. 

      Boundary disputes

  • 14. 
    Brinker came for Finny and Gene at 10:05 p.m. and led them to: 
    • A. 

      The First Building

    • B. 

      The Fields Beyond

    • C. 

      The Keppel Gymnasium

    • D. 

      The tree

  • 15. 
    What were the seniors wearing at the "Inquisition"? 
    • A. 

      Ties as belts

    • B. 

      Pajamas

    • C. 

      Black graduation robes

    • D. 

      Devon blazers

  • 16. 
    The attending physician was: 
    • A. 

      Dr. Latham

    • B. 

      Dr. Stanpole

    • C. 

      Brinker's father

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Finny falls on these:
    • A. 

      Wet sidewalk leading to the dormitory

    • B. 

      On the icy vestibule in front of the infirmary

    • C. 

      The white marble stairs

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    The name of the Devon wrestling coach: 
    • A. 

      Patch-Withers

    • B. 

      Mr. Ludsbury

    • C. 

      Phil Latham

    • D. 

      Charles Eliot

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