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A Separate Peace

John Knowles


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1. 1. During what year does Finny fall out of the tree?

2. 2. What two places does Gene Forrester make a point of visiting when he returns to his school?

3. 3. What is the name of Gene’s school?

4. 4. During the summer session, what do the boys do at the tree by the river?

5. 5. What is the name of the club that Gene and Finny establish during the summer?

6. 6. What does Finny wear that causes such a stir at Mr. Patch-Withers’s tea?

7. 7. What is the name of the game that Finny invents?

8. 8. What kind of school record does Finny break in only one try?

9. 9. How does Finny fall from the tree?

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

11. 11. Where does Gene tell Finny his own version of what happened on the tree?

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

13. 13. Who jokingly accuses Gene of having killed Finny?

14. 14. What does Brinker try to persuade Gene to do after a day spent shoveling snow off the railway tracks?

15. 15. Why doesn’t Gene join the army?

16. 16. For what event does Finny claim to be training Gene?

17. 17. What is Finny’s professed opinion of the war?

18. 18. Who becomes the first student at Devon to enlist?

19. 19. What kind of outdoor event does Finny organize?

20. 20. What happens to Leper in the military?

21. 21. Who goes to visit Leper in Vermont?

22. 22. Who organizes the “trial” to determine what caused Finny’s fall from the tree?

23. 23. Who testifies that Gene knocked Finny off the tree?

24. 24. How does Finny break his leg the second time?

25. 25. How does Finny die?

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by jimmygaytens, November 25, 2014

Leper camps in his dining room after escaping the army, he also says he wanted to be in the ski unit. The dining room is a big part about Lepers escaping part.


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by baby_girl92, May 26, 2015

this book sucks and its meaning isn't noticeable I hate this book and would support any of it nor suggest is to somebody


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by haileykugel, August 14, 2015

Does anyone else believe that Finny is emotionally abusive towards Gene? Finny often tells Gene things along the lines of "you're not good enough to do that" and definitely takes control over Gene.


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