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1. When the novel begins, Holden describes

2. What is the name of the school Holden is attending at the beginning of his story?

3. Holden was forced to return early to school from New York because

4. What item of clothing did Holden buy during the team’s trip to New York?

5. Contrasting him with the annoying and sloppy Ackley, Holden describes Stradlater as a(n)

6. Holden tries to punch Stradlater immediately after

7. Holden nostalgically remembers the way Jane Gallagher used to

8. Once back in New York, the first person Holden tries to invite for a drink is

9. Holden wonders about the fate of which animals in Central Park?

10. After Holden checks into his room at the Edmont Hotel, what does he see out of his window?

11. According to Holden, he knew he was happy when he was

12. The elevator operator at the Edmont offers to get Holden

13. Holden claims he can’t sleep with Sunny because

14. After Maurice hits Holden in the crotch, what does Holden do?

15. After his encounter with Maurice, Holden

16. At breakfast, Holden is surprised that the nun

17. What does Holden buy for Phoebe?

18. According to Holden, what is “the best thing” about the Museum of Natural History?

19. As Holden predicted, Sally is excited to

20. Although Phoebe’s real middle name is “Josephine,” she signs her name as

21. Phoebe chastises Holden because, in her mind, he

22. What or who is the “catcher in the rye”?

23. Just before he leaves her room, Phoebe gives Holden

24. Holden leaves Mr. Antolini’s apartment because

25. As he prepares to leave New York City, Holden repeatedly encounters

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by DaveMacDonald, September 01, 2012

'The song “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye” asks if it is wrong for two people to have a romantic encounter out in the fields, away from the public eye, even if they don’t plan to have a commitment to one another.'

I thought the 'Rye' referred to in Robert Burns' poem was the river Rye, hence the lines: 'Jenny's a wet poor body, Jenny's seldom dry'. In this regard it is about two people who meet at a river with no crossing, which will cause people to question why one of them is wet and what they have been doing.


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red hunting hat

by mitchellc0o, August 21, 2013

when phoebe gives the hat back I think It also symbolizes her not wanting to be caught or stay as a child or something


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by Kris1097, January 16, 2014

Through out the book Holden expresses many different feelings. but overall what is his attitude toward life?


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