Franny and Zooey Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Franny first believe is on the phone after her conversation with Zooey is over?

2. Where is Zooey going to have lunch on the afternoon of his long bath?

3. What has Zooey been saying at every meal for years?

4. What does Zooey do in Buddy's room?

5. How did Franny get herself to stop complaining about the falseness of people?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Glass's living room.

2. What does the setting of the Glasses' living room say about the character of Bessie?

3. Why is it so odd that the curtains have been removed from the living room?

4. Why is Zooey so upset that Dick came to town and wanted Zooey to go out for drinks with him?

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

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

7. Once Zooey arrives at Buddy's phone, he puts himself in "the ready position." What is he readying himself for?

8. Why does Salinger include Bloomberg in the scene between Franny and Zooey?

9. How did Zooey and Franny become freaks in Zooey's eyes?

10. How does Franny react when Zooey tells her that she is a hypocrite because she too is seeking treasure?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Seymour has taught Franny and Zooey about the Fat Lady. Who is she and what is it that Seymour was teaching them? In a well-written essay, explain the symbolism of the Fat Lady and how she affects the theme of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

What central question does the novel raises in reference to the book "The Way of the Pilgrim" and Franny's reading of it and to what extent does the novel offer answers. Explain how Salinger's treatment of this question affects your understanding of the work as a whole.

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