Kreig novel trivia-Catcher in the Rye Flashcards

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How did Allie die?
What is D.B.'s profession?
Hollywood screenwriter
What character symbolizes childhood innocence for Holden?
Allie Caulfield
The prostitute whom Holden hires through Maurice. She is one of a number of women in the book with whom Holden clumsily attempts to connect.
Alienation as a form of self-protection; the painfulness of growing up; the phoniness of the adult world
Holden nostalgically remembers the way Jane Gallagher used to
Play checkers
Stradlater refuses to answer Holden's questions about his date.
Play checkers
Contrasting him with the annoying and sloppy Ackley, Holden describes Stradlater as a(n)
"Secret slob"
Phoebe chastises Holden because, in her mind, he
Doesn't like anything
Who is Ward's date on Saturday night?
Jane Gallagher
What animals in Central Park does Holden worry about?
The ducks
major conflict
The major conflict is within Holden's psyche. Part of him wants to connect with other people on an adult level (and, more specifically, to have a sexual encounter), while part of him wants to reject the adult world as "phony," and to retreat into his own memories of childhood.
The elevator operator at the Edmont offers to get Holden
A prostitute
Holden Caulfield
The protagonist and narrator of the novel, Holden is a sixteen-year-old junior who has just been expelled for academic failure from a school called Pencey Prep. Although he is intelligent and sensitive, Holden narrates in a cynical and jaded voice. He finds the hypocrisy and ugliness of the world around him almost unbearable, and through his cynicism he tries to protect himself from the pain and disappointment of the adult world.
As Holden predicted, Sally is excited to
See the Lunts
Although Phoebe's real middle name is "Josephine," she signs her name as
Phoebe Weatherfield Caulfield
What possession of Allie's does Holden write about in a descriptive theme paper?
His baseball glove
Carl Luce
A student at Columbia who was Holden's student advisor at the Whooton School. Luce is three years older than Holden and has a great deal of sexual experience. At Whooton, he was a source of knowledge about sex for the younger boys, and Holden tries to get him to talk about sex at their meeting.
What does Holden buy for Phoebe?
Likes Romeo and Juliet
Once back in New York, the first person Holden tries to invite for a drink is
A cab driver
Just before he leaves her room, Phoebe gives Holden
Her Christmas money
What is the name of the school Holden is attending at the beginning of his story
Pencey Prep
D. B. Caulfield
Holden's older brother. D. B. wrote a volume of short stories that Holden admires very much, but Holden feels that D. B. prostitutes his talents by writing for Hollywood movies.
Sally Hayes -
Holden tries to punch Stradlater immediately after
Stradlater refuses to answer Holden's questions about his date.
What or who is the "catcher in the rye"?
Holden's dream job
After Maurice hits Holden in the crotch, what does Holden do?
He repeatedly insults Maurice, resulting in further physical punishment.
Why does Holden believe that everyone mistakes him for an older person?
He has prematurely graying hair.
When the novel begins, Holden is
Recuperating in some sort of psychiatric institution
After his encounter with Maurice, Holden
Pretends he's a movie character who has been shot
What is the significance of Stradlater's razor?
shows how the conceited Stradlater is actually a slob
As he prepares to leave New York City, Holden repeatedly encounters
Vulgarity scrawled on walls
Holden was forced to return early to school from New York because
He lost the fencing team's equipment.
Where does the title of the novel come from
a poem by Robert Burns
Holden leaves Mr. Antolini's apartment because
He thinks Mr. Antolini made a pass at him.
Holden claims he can't sleep with Sunny because
He's just had an operation on his "clavichord."
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