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The Catcher In the Rye

written by: Eve
 
This is a quiz on one of the most frequently challenged book and its enduring influence on pop culture.

Question 1:


"The Catcher in the Rye" follows Holden Caulfield's experiences in this city in the days following his expulsion from a fictional school in Pennsylvania.
New York City
Boston
Los Angeles
Philadelphia

Question 2:


What word does Holden Caulfield use to refer to everyone and everything he rejects?
phony
crass
crap
junk

Question 3:


The protagonist of what movie is programmed to buy the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" whenever he sees it?
The Fifth Element
Conspiracy Theory
The Matrix
Gattaca

Question 4:


Holden Caulfield's dream to be a "catcher in the rye" and to guard children playing in a rye field on the edge of a cliff is based on his mishearing of the poem "Comin' Through the Rye." What poet, known in Scotland as "The Bard", wrote that poem?
Robert Burns
Lord Byron
Thomas Campbell
William Blake

Question 5:


In the novel "The Catcher in the Rye", Holden drops by to see his former English teacher, Mr. Antolini, who offers him advice and a place to sleep. Holden is upset when he wakes up in the middle of the night to find Mr. Antolini doing which of the following?
patting Holden's head
ransacking Holden's luggage
drinking heavily
holding Holden's hand

Question 6:


At one point in the novel "The Catcher in the Rye", Holden and his sister Phoebe seem to exchange roles as the 'catcher' and the 'fallen'. What is the Catcher's symbol that Holden gives Phoebe?
his hunting hat
his fishing rod
his diary
a gold ring

Question 7:


Mark David Chapman was found with a copy of "The Catcher in the Rye" on the night he shot this person.
Ronald Reagan
Rebecca Schaeffer
Yoko Ono
John Lennon

Question 8:


What was written on Allie's left-handed baseball glove, one of the most significant symbols in the novel "The Catcher in the Rye"?
the name of his first girlfriend
the titles of his favourite books
poems
the names of his siblings

Question 9:


J. D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" opens in the week before this major holiday.
Christmas
Memorial Day
Easter
Thanksgiving Day

Question 10:


In this Academy Award-winning movie, Woody Allen's character says that he only has books with the word 'death' or 'dying' in them. Diane Keaton's character holds a copy of "The Catcher in the Rye" and asks, "What about this one?".
Hannah and Her Sisters
Annie Hall
Manhattan
Husbands and Wives

 


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