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Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
How does Holden describe Phoebe’s personality?
  1. Shy and withdrawn
  2. Intelligent and funny
  3. Dull and boring
  4. Mean and spiteful
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What is Phoebe’s relationship to Holden?
  1. Cousin
  2. Sister
  3. Friend
  4. Neighbor
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
How does Holden feel about D.B.?
  1. He dislikes him
  2. He admires him
  3. He is indifferent to him
  4. He is jealous of him
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What does Phoebe carry with her that is significant to Holden?
  1. A suitcase
  2. A notebook
  3. A red hunting hat
  4. A record
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What does Phoebe do that surprises Holden at the end of the book?
  1. She runs away from home
  2. She shows up at the museum
  3. She gives him a letter
  4. She packs her bags to go with him
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What does Phoebe criticize Holden for?
  1. His lack of ambition
  2. His negative attitude
  3. His poor grades
  4. His smoking habit
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What war did D.B. participate in?
  1. World War I
  2. World War II
  3. The Korean War
  4. The Vietnam War
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
Where does Holden meet Phoebe in the middle of the night?
  1. At the museum
  2. At the Central Park carousel
  3. At their parents’ apartment
  4. At a diner
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What is Phoebe’s reaction when Holden tells her about his plan to run away?
  1. She wants to join him
  2. She is indifferent
  3. She gets upset
  4. She encourages him
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What is the name of D.B.'s short story that Holden likes?
  1. “The Secret Goldfish”
  2. “The Catcher in the Rye”
  3. “The Red Hunting Hat”
  4. “The Ducks in the Lagoon”
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What does Holden admire most about Phoebe?
  1. Her innocence
  2. Her intelligence
  3. Her sense of humor
  4. Her artistic ability
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
How does Holden feel after leaving Mr. Spencer’s house?
  1. Enlightened
  2. Depressed
  3. Motivated
  4. Confused
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What does Phoebe do that makes Holden happy?
  1. She dances
  2. She sings
  3. She writes stories
  4. She draws pictures
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
Why does Holden wear a red hunting hat?
  1. To stand out
  2. For good luck
  3. To keep warm
  4. As a fashion statement
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What does D.B. do at the end of the novel?
  1. He visits Holden
  2. He writes a book
  3. He moves to New York
  4. He gets married
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What does Mr. Spencer warn Holden about?
  1. Failing in life
  2. Losing his way
  3. The dangers of dropping out
  4. Not applying himself
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What is D.B.'s profession?
  1. He is a teacher
  2. He is a writer
  3. He is a lawyer
  4. He is a doctor
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
What does Holden think about D.B.'s writing?
  1. He thinks it’s phony
  2. He thinks it’s brilliant
  3. He thinks it’s boring
  4. He has never read it
Grade 10 The Catcher in the Rye
How does Holden feel about his brother D.B.'s job in Hollywood?
  1. He is proud of him
  2. He is jealous of him
  3. He is happy for him
  4. He considers it a sellout
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