A Separate Peace - Chapters 1-3

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Ncarter007
N
Ncarter007
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 13 | Total Attempts: 9,151
Questions: 20 | Attempts: 978

SettingsSettingsSettings
A Separate Peace - Chapters 1-3 - Quiz

This is a brief reading quiz on the opening chapters of John Knowles' novel, A Separate Peace


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The narrator, is telling us the story in this year: 

    • A.

      1942

    • B.

      1943

    • C.

      1957

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    C. 1957
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1957. This can be inferred from the information given in the question that the narrator is telling us the story in a specific year. The only option provided that matches this requirement is 1957.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Who hosted the afternoon tea party?

    • A.

      Mr. Patch-Withers

    • B.

      Mr. Ludsbury

    • C.

      Mr. Prud'homme

    • D.

      Leper Lepellier

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr. Patch-Withers
    Explanation
    Mr. Patch-Withers hosted the afternoon tea party.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    During what summer do the boys jump from the tree?

    • A.

      1958

    • B.

      1942

    • C.

      1943

    • D.

      1939

    Correct Answer
    B. 1942
    Explanation
    The answer is 1942 because the question asks about the summer when the boys jump from the tree. Since the year 1942 is mentioned in the options and the question does not provide any additional information, we can assume that the boys jumped from the tree during the summer of 1942.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    What two places does Gene revist upon his adult return to the campus?

    • A.

      A tree and a church

    • B.

      A gymnasium and a classroom

    • C.

      A tree and a set of marble stairs

    • D.

      An athletic field and a French classroom

    Correct Answer
    C. A tree and a set of marble stairs
    Explanation
    Upon his adult return to the campus, Gene revisits a tree and a set of marble stairs. This suggests that these two places hold significant memories for Gene and have a symbolic meaning in his life. The tree may represent the innocence and friendship of his youth, particularly his relationship with Finny. The set of marble stairs may symbolize the challenges and obstacles that Gene faced during his time at the school. By revisiting these places, Gene is likely reflecting on his past experiences and trying to make sense of his own personal growth and development.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    What is the name of the school in the book?

    • A.

      Exeter

    • B.

      Devon

    • C.

      Rye

    • D.

      Cushing

    Correct Answer
    B. Devon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Devon. In the book, the name of the school is Devon.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    What is the name of the club Gene and Finny establish during the summer?

    • A.

      The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session

    • B.

      The Blitzball Club of Anarchists

    • C.

      The Roustabouts

    • D.

      The New Greeks

    Correct Answer
    A. The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. In the novel "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles, Gene and Finny establish a secret club called The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. The club is named as such to reflect their daring and adventurous nature, as well as their desire to live life to the fullest during the summer session at their boarding school. The club involves jumping off a tree into a river, which symbolizes their rebellion against the rules and restrictions of their school.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    FInny is based on these two ideas:

    • A.

      Satan from a Mark Twain Story and a young JD Rockefeller

    • B.

      Virgil from Dante and a young Ted Kennedy

    • C.

      God's 74th angel and David Hackett from Milton Academy

    • D.

      Oliver Twist and JOhn Knowles himself

    Correct Answer
    C. God's 74th angel and David Hackett from Milton Academy
  • 8. 

    What does Finny wear that risks discipline at the tea party?

    • A.

      A bright pink shirt

    • B.

      A pair of striped suspenders

    • C.

      A school tie as a belt

    • D.

      A pair of army fatigues

    Correct Answer
    C. A school tie as a belt
    Explanation
    Finny wears a school tie as a belt that risks discipline at the tea party. This suggests that wearing a school tie in an unconventional manner is against the rules or dress code, and could lead to punishment or reprimand. It implies that Finny is intentionally challenging authority or seeking attention by breaking the rules and standing out with his unique fashion choice.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    What is the name of the game that Finny invents?

    • A.

      Anarchy

    • B.

      Ultimate Frisbee

    • C.

      Swimball

    • D.

      Blitzball

    Correct Answer
    D. Blitzball
    Explanation
    In the novel "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles, the character Finny invents a game called Blitzball. This game is a combination of several sports, including football, rugby, and tag. It is played with a ball and involves a lot of physical activity and competition. The game becomes popular among the students at Devon School and serves as a symbol of Finny's rebellious and adventurous nature.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    At every club meeting, all charter members were required to do this:

    • A.

      Paint faces

    • B.

      Chug cider

    • C.

      Jump from the tree

    • D.

      Sing a verse about Mabel

    Correct Answer
    C. Jump from the tree
    Explanation
    The given answer "jump from the tree" can be inferred as the correct option because it is the only action mentioned in the list that is not related to painting faces, chugging cider, or singing a verse about Mabel. It stands out as the odd one out and does not fit with the other activities mentioned. Therefore, it can be concluded that at every club meeting, all charter members were required to jump from the tree.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    'Everyone always won at --------------,"  according to Finny

    • A.

      War

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Sports

    • D.

      Life

    Correct Answer
    C. Sports
    Explanation
    Finny believes that everyone always won at sports. This implies that in sports, there is a sense of fairness and equal opportunity for all participants to succeed. Unlike war, where there are clear winners and losers, or life, where success is not guaranteed, sports provide a platform where individuals can showcase their skills and abilities, leading to a higher likelihood of winning. Swimming could also be a possibility, but the emphasis on "everyone" suggests a broader category like sports.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    The President of the United States for Gene will always be:

    • A.

      Woodrow Wilson

    • B.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • C.

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • D.

      John F. Kennedy

    Correct Answer
    C. Franklin Roosevelt
    Explanation
    The given question is asking about the President of the United States for Gene. The correct answer is Franklin Roosevelt. This means that Gene considers Franklin Roosevelt as the President of the United States.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    What kind of school record does FInny break but refuses to do it officially?

    • A.

      Long jump

    • B.

      Badminton

    • C.

      Touchdowns

    • D.

      Swimming

    Correct Answer
    D. Swimming
    Explanation
    Finny breaks the school record in swimming but refuses to do it officially. This suggests that Finny is capable of achieving a remarkable feat in swimming, possibly surpassing the previous record. However, he chooses not to make it official, indicating that he may have personal reasons for not wanting to be recognized or acknowledged for his accomplishment.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Finny and Gene take a day trip to:

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      The beach

    • C.

      The war museum

    • D.

      To the Smith girl's school

    Correct Answer
    B. The beach
    Explanation
    Finny and Gene take a day trip to the beach. This is evident from the options provided, where "the beach" is the only location mentioned. The question implies that Finny and Gene go on a day trip, and the beach is a common destination for such outings. Therefore, it can be inferred that they choose to spend their day at the beach.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    Who says the following and to whom: " I hope you're having a good time here...you can't come with just anybody ...and at this teen-age period in life the proper person is your best pal."

    • A.

      Finny to Gene

    • B.

      Gene to Finny

    • C.

      Leper to Brinker

    • D.

      Finny to Brinker

    Correct Answer
    A. Finny to Gene
    Explanation
    Finny says this statement to Gene. He expresses his hope that Gene is enjoying his time and emphasizes the importance of choosing the right person to accompany him. Finny believes that during their teenage years, the most suitable companion is one's best friend. This interaction highlights the close bond between Finny and Gene and shows Finny's concern for Gene's well-being.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    Who says the following and to whom: "...if he hadn't been there...I could have fallen on the bank and broken my back."

    • A.

      Gene to Mr. Patch-Withers

    • B.

      Finny to Gene

    • C.

      Gene to Finny

    • D.

      Gene to himself

    Correct Answer
    D. Gene to himself
    Explanation
    In this quote, Gene is reflecting on a situation where he could have potentially gotten injured if Finny hadn't been there. He is expressing gratitude towards Finny and acknowledging the fact that Finny's presence prevented him from falling and potentially breaking his back. This quote shows Gene's realization of the impact that Finny has had on his life and the gratitude he feels towards him.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    The idea of a narrator recollecting a story that happened in the past is called:

    • A.

      Epistolary narration

    • B.

      Omniscient narration

    • C.

      Frame narration

    • D.

      Third person narration

    Correct Answer
    C. Frame narration
    Explanation
    Frame narration refers to the literary technique where a story is presented within another story. In this narrative structure, the main story is framed by a secondary narrative, often involving a narrator who recollects or tells the main story to an audience. This framing device provides context and perspective to the main story, allowing for multiple layers of storytelling. It is different from other options such as epistolary narration, omniscient narration, and third person narration, which focus on different narrative perspectives and techniques.

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    Name two stories in the Bible that are obvious references in this novel:

    • A.

      Noah/Cain and Abel

    • B.

      Adam and Eve biting the apple/Jonah and the Whale

    • C.

      David and Bathsheba/Adam and Eve biting the apple

    • D.

      Cain and Abel/dam and Eve biting the apple

    Correct Answer
    D. Cain and Abel/dam and Eve biting the apple
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cain and Abel/Adam and Eve biting the apple. This answer correctly identifies two stories from the Bible that are referenced in the novel. Cain and Abel is a story about two brothers, where one kills the other out of jealousy. Adam and Eve biting the apple refers to the story of the first humans in the Garden of Eden who were tempted by a serpent to eat from the forbidden tree. Both of these stories are well-known biblical narratives that are often referenced in literature and other forms of art.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    What "form" are Gene and FInny to be in the fall?

    • A.

      They will be Fourth formers

    • B.

      They will be Fifth Formers

    • C.

      They will be Sixth Formers

    • D.

      They will be Lower Middlers

    Correct Answer
    B. They will be Fifth Formers
    Explanation
    In the fall, Gene and Finny will be in the Fifth form.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    The Duke of Wellington made this eerily relevant statement that ASP turns inside out:

    • A.

      " A man may be destroyed but not defeated"

    • B.

      " And they since they were not the ones dead, went about their affairs"

    • C.

      "Ask for me tomorrow and you will find me a grave man."

    • D.

      The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton"

    Correct Answer
    D. The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton"

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 21, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Nov 03, 2011
    Quiz Created by
    Ncarter007
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.