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!
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway
    Explanation
    Knowles used A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway as a primary thematic source for his own later novel about "war." This suggests that A Farewell to Arms explores similar themes and ideas related to war that Knowles wanted to incorporate into his own novel.

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  • 2. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Doppelganger
    Explanation
    The term "doppelganger" refers to the concept of a "dark shadow" side in Literature. It is a German term that is used to describe a character who is a double or a mirror image of another character, often representing the protagonist's alter ego or a darker version of themselves. The doppelganger is commonly used to explore themes of identity, duality, and the hidden aspects of human nature in literature.

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  • 3. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. The Inquisition
    Explanation
    Knowles' obvious allusion to the primarily Spanish institution of the Inquisition suggests that Gene's trial is reminiscent of the harsh and oppressive tactics used by the Inquisition. This implies that the trial is likely to be unfair, biased, and possibly even brutal, mirroring the methods employed by the Inquisition during its reign of terror. The reference to the Inquisition also adds a sense of historical context and highlights the severity of the situation Gene is facing in his trial.

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  • 4. 

    In Chapter 11, Gene is helping Finny with this:

    • A.

      Cleaning the room

    • B.

      Bible studies

    • C.

      Trigonometry

    • D.

      Latin translation of Caesar

    Correct Answer
    D. Latin translation of Caesar
    Explanation
    In Chapter 11 of the book, Gene is helping Finny with the Latin translation of Caesar. This suggests that they are studying Latin together, specifically focusing on translating the works of Caesar. This could be a part of their academic curriculum or a personal interest they share. The mention of this task implies that Gene and Finny are working together and supporting each other in their studies.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Here Boys Come to Be Made Men
    Explanation
    The inscription "Here Boys Come to Be Made Men" suggests that the place they are being taken to is a transformative space where boys undergo a process of maturation and development to become men. It implies that the boys will experience challenges and growth in this building, ultimately emerging as mature individuals.

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  • 6. 

    The key witnesss summoned for Gene's trial is:

    • A.

      Brownie Perkins

    • B.

      Leper

    • C.

      Dr. Stanpole

    • D.

      Brinker

    Correct Answer
    B. Leper
    Explanation
    Leper is the correct answer because he is mentioned as one of the key witnesses summoned for Gene's trial. The other options, Brownie Perkins, Dr. Stanpole, and Brinker, are not mentioned as witnesses in the given information. Therefore, Leper is the most appropriate choice for the key witness in Gene's trial.

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  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Dr. Stanpole's car
    Explanation
    Gene considers stealing Dr. Stanpole's car while Finny is in the infirmary. This suggests that Gene is feeling a sense of rebellion and is contemplating doing something risky and impulsive. It also implies that Gene may be feeling frustrated or jealous of Finny's attention and popularity, leading him to consider acting out in this way.

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  • 8. 

    Finny's graduating class would have been the class of:

    • A.

      1942

    • B.

      1943

    • C.

      1944

    • D.

      1958

    Correct Answer
    B. 1943
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, Finny's graduating class would have been the class of 1943. This can be inferred by assuming that Finny would have graduated high school around the age of 18 or 19, which would place his graduation year in the early 1940s. Among the options provided, 1943 is the only year that falls within this range.

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  • 9. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. A Christmas Eve truce between the Germans and the Allies
    Explanation
    During World War I, there were instances of unofficial truces between the German and Allied forces, particularly during Christmas time. These truces involved soldiers from both sides temporarily ceasing hostilities, coming out of the trenches, and engaging in activities such as exchanging gifts, singing carols, and playing football. These truces were spontaneous and not officially sanctioned by the military command, but they provided a brief respite from the brutalities of war and allowed soldiers to temporarily put aside their differences and celebrate the holiday spirit.

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  • 10. 

    Finny is buried here:

    • A.

      Under the tree

    • B.

      In Devon's cemetery

    • C.

      Boston

    • D.

      Vermont

    Correct Answer
    C. Boston
  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Has enlisted in the Navy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Gene has enlisted in the Navy. This can be inferred from the given statement that Gene tells Brinker's father at year's end that he has enlisted in a military branch. Since the options provided are all military branches, the correct answer is the one that matches the statement, which is the Navy.

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Something ignorant in the human heart
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that wars are caused by something ignorant in the human heart. This implies that conflicts and wars arise due to the lack of understanding, empathy, and wisdom within individuals. It highlights the idea that human ignorance, prejudice, and irrationality play a significant role in instigating and perpetuating wars.

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  • 13. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. The First Building
    Explanation
    Brinker came for Finny and Gene at 10:05 p.m. and led them to the First Building.

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  • 14. 

    What were the seniors wearing at the "Inquisition"? 

    • A.

      Ties as belts

    • B.

      Pajamas

    • C.

      Black graduation robes

    • D.

      Devon blazers

    Correct Answer
    C. Black graduation robes
    Explanation
    The seniors were wearing black graduation robes at the "Inquisition".

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  • 15. 

    The attending physician was: 

    • A.

      Dr. Latham

    • B.

      Dr. Stanpole

    • C.

      Brinker's father

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Dr. Stanpole
    Explanation
    The given options provide names of individuals who could potentially be the attending physician. Among these options, "Dr. Stanpole" is the correct answer as it matches the criteria of being the attending physician.

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  • 16. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. The white marble stairs
    Explanation
    Finny falls on the white marble stairs.

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  • 17. 

    The name of the Devon wrestling coach: 

    • A.

      Patch-Withers

    • B.

      Mr. Ludsbury

    • C.

      Phil Latham

    • D.

      Charles Eliot

    Correct Answer
    C. Phil Latham
    Explanation
    The given question asks for the name of the Devon wrestling coach. Among the options provided, Phil Latham is the only name that could potentially be the correct answer. The other options, Patch-Withers, Mr. Ludsbury, and Charles Eliot, do not seem to be related to the role of a wrestling coach. Therefore, Phil Latham is the most likely correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    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.'"

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