The Catcher in the Rye

by: J. D. Salinger

Full Book Quiz

Further study Full Book Quiz

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