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The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye


by J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye: “Holden” the Answers Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Catcher in the Rye? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Holden’s brother D.B. do for a living?

He’s a pitcher.
He’s a Hollywood writer.
He’s a zookeeper.
He’s headmaster at a school called Hogwarts.
Q. Where did Holden attend school?

Pencey Prep
Some unnamed military school
Menlo Park
Q. What happened to Holden’s brother Allie?

He was put up for adoption (their mother had no need for another boy).
He was abducted by aliens.
He died of leukemia.
He was sent to juvie.
Q. What did Allie write on his baseball glove?

Bible verses
Baseball stats
The names of girls he liked
Q. Why did Holden miss his brother’s funeral?

He had a test that he couldn’t miss.
He was in the hospital after breaking the garage windows with his bare hands.
He got the days mixed up.
He was with a prostitute.