A Separate Peace, Chapters 3-4

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A Separate Peace Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test to assess your understanding of "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles, Chapters 3-4.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The narrator, Gene, says that Finney often...
    • A. 

      ...created rules without notice.

    • B. 

      ...cheated on tests.

    • C. 

      ... skipped classes.

    • D. 

      ... drank beer and smoked cigarettes.

  • 2. 
    Why does Finney feel that "nothing bad happens in sports?"
    • A. 

      Sports are so much fun, that even losing is not bad.

    • B. 

      Finney has had a lot of bad things happen to him.

    • C. 

      He wants Gene to feel better.

    • D. 

      Finney is not a good athlete, so enjoys the challenge.

  • 3. 
    What did Phineous admit to Gene at the beach?
    • A. 

      His family life was really bad.

    • B. 

      He wanted to commit suicide.

    • C. 

      He was failing all of his classes and would be kicked out of school soon.

    • D. 

      Gene was his best friend.

  • 4. 
    What record did Finney break?
    • A. 

      Gene's favorite Elvis Presley record

    • B. 

      The school's swimming record

    • C. 

      The most times of skipped classes

    • D. 

      The most times jumped out of the tree

  • 5. 
    Why did Gene participate in the Super Suicide Society of Summer Session?
    • A. 

      He wanted Finney to like him.

    • B. 

      It felt good to be included in the "cool" group.

    • C. 

      None of the above.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What happened that made Gene think that Phineas was trying to sabotage his good grades?
    • A. 

      He made Gene miss his Trigonometry test.

    • B. 

      He made Gene so late for his Trigonometry test that he didn't have time to study.

    • C. 

      Finney skipped class.

    • D. 

      Finney held Gene captive, preventing him from going to class.

  • 7. 
    What made Gene change is mind about going with Finney to watch Leper jump?
    • A. 

      Gene didn't want Finney to control him.

    • B. 

      Gene really wanted to go, and Finney just talked him into it.

    • C. 

      Gene knew that if he didn't go, Finney would beat him up.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    Why is Finney surprised that Gene wants to study?
    • A. 

      Finney is so naturally athletic, that he feels that Gene is naturally smart and shouldn't need to work so hard.

    • B. 

      Finney doesn't need to study since his grades are good without trying.

    • C. 

      Gene never studies, so Finney is surprised when he is studying.

    • D. 

      Nobody studies during Summer Session.

  • 9. 
    Why did Gene "joust" the limb?
    • A. 

      Gene wanted to make Finney fall.

    • B. 

      Gene was purposefully trying to make Finney lose balance.

    • C. 

      Gene was just teasing and playing with Finney.

    • D. 

      Gene was anxious to jump in himself.

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