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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Phoebe's favorite movie?
(a) The 39 Steps.
(b) Bang the Drum Slowly.
(c) The Wizard of Oz.
(d) The Baker's Wife.

2. What is Holden's cab driver's name?
(a) Maurice.
(b) Horowitz.
(c) Michael.
(d) Ernie.

3. What essay does Mr. Spencer read to Holden?
(a) Holden's essay on the Egyptians.
(b) Stradlater's essay that Holden wrote.
(c) Mr. Spencer has Holden read the essay.
(d) An essay about New York.

4. Who does Holden tell the girls in the club he saw?
(a) Vivien Leigh.
(b) Gary Cooper.
(c) Peter Lorre.
(d) Clark Gable.

5. Who is the janitor's wife?
(a) Mrs. Schmidt.
(b) Mrs. Banky.
(c) Mrs. Spencer.
(d) Mrs. Brossard.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Holden do when Stradlater reacts to the composition he has written?

2. What favor does Stradlater ask of Holden?

3. What does Mr. Spencer offer Holden before he leaves?

4. How many fights does Holden claim he has been in?

5. What does Holden shout as he leaves the dorm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What five people does Holden think of calling when he arrives at Penn Station?

2. Why does Holden feel sad when he shakes Mr. Spencer's hand to say goodbye?

3. Why does Holden shout to the boys in his dorm as he leaves?

4. Why does Holden feel bad about not telling Mrs. Morrow his real name?

5. How does Holden wish he had handled his missing gloves as opposed to how he would likely have handled it?

6. Why does Holden get nervous when he talks to Stradlater in the bathroom?

7. Why does Holden stay at Ernie's even though “jerks and phonies” surround him?

8. Why does Mrs. Morrow think her son is not a good mixer with other boys?

9. Why does Mr. Spencer read Holden's essay on the Egyptians to him?

10. What does Holden think of his siblings?

(see the answer keys)

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