A Separate Peace 7-10

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  • 1. 
    " The army has the perfect word for everything, did you ever think of that?...And the perfect word for me...psycho. I guess I am. I must be. Am I though, or is it the army? Because they turned everything inside out." Identify the speaker and the addressee. How does Knowles want the reader to interpret the meaning of the war here?
  • 2. 
    On his first day back to Devon after the first snows Finny takes Gene to:
    • A. 

      The fieldhouse

    • B. 

      Butt room

    • C. 

      Brinker's room

    • D. 

      Beaver dam

  • 3. 
    Finny believes the war is a myth created by:
    • A. 

      Disaffected Nazis

    • B. 

      Fat old men who eat steaks

    • C. 

      Mr. Ludsbury

    • D. 

      Ignorance in the human heart

    • E. 

      Dave

  • 4. 
    More treacherous (symbolically) than "icy walks" are:
    • A. 

      Swimming pools

    • B. 

      Jumping into the Nagaumasset

    • C. 

      Marble stairs

    • D. 

      Blitzball

  • 5. 
    Finny's new mission is:
    • A. 

      To become a top student

    • B. 

      Get better so he can enlist

    • C. 

      Train Gene for the 1944 Olympics

    • D. 

      Injure Gene to become even

  • 6. 
    Finny stands beside this as Gene does his four lap trial run around the quadrangle.
    • A. 

      Tree

    • B. 

      Snow sculpture of a tank

    • C. 

      A statue of General Pershing

    • D. 

      The infirmary

  • 7. 
    The Duke of Wellington famously quipped that the Battle of Waterloo was "won on the playing fields of..."
    • A. 

      Youth

    • B. 

      Eton

    • C. 

      Country clubs

    • D. 

      Devon

  • 8. 
    Pick the event that has (or will) happen(ed) in ASP that  is not first enacted in Hemingway's novel, A Farewell to Arms."
    • A. 

      Escape from war only to suffer a death in peace

    • B. 

      Promotion of a primary character to a general

    • C. 

      Baptism into a turgid river after a new understanding

    • D. 

      Narrator making his "own peace" with the notion of war.

  • 9. 
    Finny seated on his throne with lion's feet and arms recalls the famous (no longer extant) statue by Phidias 
    • A. 

      Venus de Milo

    • B. 

      Enthroned Zeus

    • C. 

      Laocoon with snakes

    • D. 

      The Dying Gaul

  • 10. 
    Leper lives here where the terrain seems much like the propaganda film's.
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Alabama

    • D. 

      Vermont

  • 11. 
    Brinker wants Gene to do this with him:
    • A. 

      X-country ski

    • B. 

      Enlist

    • C. 

      Revisit the tree

    • D. 

      See a therapist

  • 12. 
    The first in Finny's class to enlist was:
    • A. 

      Leper

    • B. 

      Brinker

    • C. 

      Gene

    • D. 

      Brownie Perkins

  • 13. 
    This song was popular during WWII and relates to ideas in this novel, too.
    • A. 

      When Johnny Comes Marching Home

    • B. 

      Over There!

    • C. 

      Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else but Me

    • D. 

      One, two, three, what're we fightin' for?"

  • 14. 
    Symbolically burned by Finny to ignite the Olympic flame
    • A. 

      Hazel Brewster

    • B. 

      The tree branch from "the tree"

    • C. 

      A Farewell to Arms

    • D. 

      Homer's war epic, the Iliad

  • 15. 
    Leper was already going to get this from the army before he deserted:
    • A. 

      A Section Eight discharge

    • B. 

      An honorable discharge

    • C. 

      A courtmartial

    • D. 

      A purple heart

  • 16. 
    In his mind this happened to Leper's corporal:
    • A. 

      Began talking in ancient Greek

    • B. 

      Changed into a woman

    • C. 

      He started to fly like a bird

    • D. 

      He was shot by an arrow

  • 17. 
    The Maginot line was:
    • A. 

      Imaginary

    • B. 

      A real set of fortifications and tunnels along the Franco-German border

    • C. 

      A song popular in WWII

    • D. 

      The line that told you if somebody was crazy or not.

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