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Franny and Zooey Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the television show that the Glass children acted in?



2. In the book that Franny is reading, after the pilgrim learns what he is seeking, what does he do next?



3. What did Seymour tell Buddy was his "wooden leg"?



4. Where do Bessie and Zooey have their long conversation?



5. What is happening to Franny's forehead while she is having lunch with Lane?



Short Essay Questions

1. What might the reason be for Franny breaking down in the bathroom instead of with the boy she claims to love.



2. How does the phone call redeem Zooey?



3. What theme of the novel is suggested by the quotations on the door of Buddy and Seymour's bedroom?



4. Describe the Glass's living room.



5. Why does Franny dislike Wally Campbell?



6. What kind of a character is Lane?



7. What is Zooey's opinion of psychoanalysts and Franny?



8. What metaphor does Salinger use to show how badly Franny received what Zooey had to say concerning the Jesus prayer?



9. When the reader first meets Franny, she seems flighty. How so?



10. Zooey lashes out at Bessie over Bessie's concern for Franny's lack of appetite. What is it that Zooey tells Bessie she is missing by worrying over food?



Essay Topics

Foreshadowing is a literary technique whereby an author gives clues as to what will occur in the plot. Choose four examples of foreshadowing that Salinger uses in Franny and Zooey. Describe the four scenes in detail showing what techniques Salinger uses to foreshadow. Then comment on whether those techniques came to fruition later in the novel.

Fitting in and being accepted are strong and natural desires of humans. What does Zooey mean when he says that he and Franny are freaks, and how does this idea create conflict for them in their desire to fit in? Explain how this idea affects the work as a whole in a well-organized essay. Avoid plot summary. Use quotes and examples.

Why does Franny become so obsessed with the book The Way of the Pilgrim? What does the obsession say about her character? As you write, be sure to use such literary terms as round, flat, static, and/or dynamic.

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