A Separate Peace Chapters 4-7

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A Separate Peace Chapters 4-7 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Finny's House was in this city and of this style

    • A.

      New Orleans and Tudor

    • B.

      New York and Brownstone

    • C.

      Boston and Greek Revival

    • D.

      Connecticut and Georgian

    Correct Answer
    C. Boston and Greek Revival
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boston and Greek Revival. This style of architecture was popular in the mid-19th century in Boston, characterized by symmetrical facades, columns, and ornate detailing. This suggests that Finny's House was located in Boston and built in the Greek Revival style.

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  • 2. 

    Gene fails his quiz in this subject after hurrying back from this place.

    • A.

      French and Blitzball

    • B.

      Latin and the pool

    • C.

      Trigonometry and the beach

    • D.

      Physics and the beach

    Correct Answer
    C. Trigonometry and the beach
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that Gene fails his quiz in Trigonometry after hurrying back from the beach. This suggests that Gene was unable to properly prepare for the quiz due to his time spent at the beach, leading to his poor performance on the quiz.

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  • 3. 

    Gene's major academic rival for valedictorian is:

    • A.

      Brinker Hadley

    • B.

      Chet Douglas

    • C.

      Finny

    • D.

      Leper Lepellier

    Correct Answer
    B. Chet Douglas
    Explanation
    Chet Douglas is Gene's major academic rival for valedictorian because throughout the novel "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles, Chet is portrayed as a highly intelligent and ambitious student who consistently excels academically. He is constantly competing with Gene for the top spot in their class and is determined to achieve the title of valedictorian. Chet's drive and dedication make him Gene's main rival in their academic pursuits.

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  • 4. 

    The idyllic view of Devon from the tree limb marks:

    • A.

      The end of perfect youth

    • B.

      Signs that a storm is on the far horizon

    • C.

      Reminder that it is time for dinner

    • D.

      That this location is in the deep South

    Correct Answer
    A. The end of perfect youth
    Explanation
    The idyllic view of Devon from the tree limb marks the end of perfect youth. This suggests that the speaker has reached a point in their life where they can no longer experience the carefree innocence and joy of their youth. The view serves as a reminder of the passage of time and the inevitable transition into adulthood and the responsibilities that come with it.

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  • 5. 

    Finny, at the moment before he falls:

    • A.

      Reaches out for Gene's extended hand

    • B.

      Calls out to Gene

    • C.

      Looks at Gene with "extreme interest"

    • D.

      Smiles at Gene

    Correct Answer
    C. Looks at Gene with "extreme interest"
    Explanation
    In the given context, the correct answer "looks at Gene with 'extreme interest'" suggests that Finny's focus and attention are solely on Gene at the moment before he falls. This implies that Finny is highly engaged and fascinated by Gene's presence or actions, possibly indicating a strong emotional connection or curiosity towards him. This intense interest could be significant in understanding the dynamics of their relationship and the impact it may have on the events that follow.

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  • 6. 

    Finny jokes that he will do this if Gene becomes valedictorian

    • A.

      Give Gene his pink shirt

    • B.

      Kill himself

    • C.

      Expel Gene from the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session

    • D.

      Throw a party

    Correct Answer
    B. Kill himself
    Explanation
    In this context, the joke made by Finny about killing himself if Gene becomes valedictorian is likely a playful exaggeration or hyperbole. It is not meant to be taken seriously, but rather as a humorous way to express disbelief or surprise at the idea of Gene achieving such a high academic achievement. This joke may also highlight Finny's carefree and nonchalant attitude towards academics and his focus on enjoying life and having fun instead.

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  • 7. 

    .What does Dr. Stanpole tell Gene about Finny’s injury?        

    • A.

      That Finny will be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life

    • B.

      That Finny’s leg will heal so as to be stronger than before

    • C.

      That Finny will be able to walk again but sports are over

    • D.

      That Finny may die

    Correct Answer
    C. That Finny will be able to walk again but sports are over
  • 8. 

      What job does Gene try to take to avoid playing actively on a sports team?

    • A.

      football coach

    • B.

      Ultimate Frisbee referee

    • C.

      chess teacher

    • D.

      Assistant crew manager

    Correct Answer
    D. Assistant crew manager
    Explanation
    Gene tries to take the job of assistant crew manager to avoid playing actively on a sports team. This means that he wants to be involved in sports but not as a player. Being an assistant crew manager would allow him to be a part of a sports team without having to actively participate in the physical aspects of the game.

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  • 9. 

    Gene wrestles with Quackenbush and is baptized into the harsh world of experience by:

    • A.

      Falling into the Devon

    • B.

      By losing his front tooth from a punch

    • C.

      Getting assigned to school discipline

    • D.

      Falling into the Nagaumasset

    Correct Answer
    D. Falling into the Nagaumasset
    Explanation
    Gene wrestles with Quackenbush, which represents a physical confrontation and a rite of passage into a more challenging and harsh reality. This experience symbolizes Gene's transition from innocence to experience. Falling into the Nagaumasset further reinforces this idea as it represents a literal fall into a dangerous and unfamiliar environment. These events serve as catalysts for Gene's growth and development, forcing him to confront the realities of the world around him.

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  • 10. 

    Gene does tell Finny that he jounced the tree limb deliberately

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the given statement, it is stated that Gene tells Finny that he deliberately jounced the tree limb. This implies that Gene admits to intentionally causing the incident. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 11. 

    When school actually opens in the fall, Finny is Gene's room-mate again.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Finny will be Gene's roommate again when school opens in the fall. However, based on the information given, it is not clear whether Finny will be Gene's roommate again or not. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 12. 

    Brinker Hadley's most salient physical characteristic is: 

    • A.

      Red hair

    • B.

      Oversize glasses

    • C.

      Large nose

    • D.

      Commodious rear end

    Correct Answer
    D. Commodious rear end
    Explanation
    Brinker Hadley's most salient physical characteristic is a commodious rear end. This means that their rear end is particularly spacious or roomy. This suggests that Brinker Hadley has a large or prominent buttocks or posterior.

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  • 13. 

    Leper collects these:

    • A.

      Beaver dams

    • B.

      Snails

    • C.

      Stamps

    • D.

      Newspaper clippings of war heroes from Devon

    Correct Answer
    B. Snails
    Explanation
    The correct answer is snails. This can be inferred from the given information that the leper collects beaver dams, snails, stamps, and newspaper clippings of war heroes from Devon. Since snails are listed as one of the items collected, it can be concluded that snails are what the leper collects.

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  • 14. 

    The names of the two rivers, possibly representing the dark, unconscious  id and the more self-controlled and socially appropriate moral ego, are:

    • A.

      Squamsett and Exeter

    • B.

      Thames and Charles

    • C.

      Naguamsett and Devon

    • D.

      Big Two Hearted River and Montana

    Correct Answer
    C. Naguamsett and Devon
    Explanation
    The names Naguamsett and Devon suggest a contrast between two different aspects of the human psyche. Naguamsett represents the dark, unconscious id, which is driven by instinctual desires and operates outside of conscious awareness. On the other hand, Devon symbolizes the more self-controlled and socially appropriate moral ego, which regulates and mediates between the id and the external world. This contrast reflects the dynamic interplay between our primal instincts and our socially conditioned behaviors.

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  • 15. 

    In "Ode to an Athlete Dying Young" this point is not made:

    • A.

      A young boy now resides in a graveyard

    • B.

      A middle aged major ordered a youth to his death while the major ate and drank

    • C.

      A young boy was once carried in celebration "shoulder high."

    • D.

      The boy was perhaps fortunate to miss the process of aging

    Correct Answer
    B. A middle aged major ordered a youth to his death while the major ate and drank
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a middle aged major ordered a youth to his death while the major ate and drank. This point is not made in the poem "Ode to an Athlete Dying Young." The poem focuses on celebrating the young athlete's life and achievements, rather than portraying any negative actions or decisions made by a middle-aged major.

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  • 16. 

    Name the particular activity engaging all the boys in the war effort that happens the same day as Finny's return to Devon:

    • A.

      Apple picking

    • B.

      Having a parade for students heading to war

    • C.

      Collecting metais to be melted for bullets

    • D.

      Shoveling snow off the railroad tracks

    Correct Answer
    A. Apple picking
    Explanation
    The particular activity engaging all the boys in the war effort that happens the same day as Finny's return to Devon is apple picking.

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