A Separate Peace - Chapters 1-3

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A Separate Peace Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    Who hosted the afternoon tea party?
    • A. 

      Mr. Patch-Withers

    • B. 

      Mr. Ludsbury

    • C. 

      Mr. Prud'homme

    • D. 

      Leper Lepellier

  • 3. 
    During what summer do the boys jump from the tree?
    • A. 

      1958

    • B. 

      1942

    • C. 

      1943

    • D. 

      1939

  • 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

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the school in the book?
    • A. 

      Exeter

    • B. 

      Devon

    • C. 

      Rye

    • D. 

      Cushing

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the game that Finny invents?
    • A. 

      Anarchy

    • B. 

      Ultimate Frisbee

    • C. 

      Swimball

    • D. 

      Blitzball

  • 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

  • 11. 
    'Everyone always won at --------------,"  according to Finny
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Swimming

    • C. 

      Sports

    • D. 

      Life

  • 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

  • 13. 
    What kind of school record does FInny break but refuses to do it officially?
    • A. 

      Long jump

    • B. 

      Badminton

    • C. 

      Touchdowns

    • D. 

      Swimming

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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"

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