Franny and Zooey Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What made Franny quit the Bible and go straight to Buddha?

2. Where is the phone that Franny answers?

3. Why does Zooey get so upset when Bessie mentions calling Philly Byrnes, the psychoanalyst?

4. Why did Seymour tell Zooey to shine his shoes for the radio show?

5. What kind of a skull does Zooey want when he is dead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bessie tells Zooey that he cannot "live in the world with such strong likes and dislikes." Using examples and quotes from the book, show how Zooey has strong likes and dislikes. Then explain what Bessie is trying to teach Zooey. Do you agree with her or not?

Essay Topic 2

What might the settings of the novel suggest about the tone? Salinger places a private girls' school across the street from the Glasses' apartment. What is the significance of the school to the tone? The imagery of the living room is significant. How does this setting affect the tone? Also, the bathroom is a major setting in the story which also sets the tone of the novel. How does it? In a well-organized essay, explain how the various settings affect the tone of the novel. Avoid plot summary.

Essay Topic 3

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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