De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period
by J.D. Salinger
De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period: If You’re Having a Blue Period, You Should See a Doctor Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is Bobby?
The narrator’s dead step-father
The narrator’s ex-boyfriend
The narrator’s assistant
The narrator’s right bicep, which he felt was so impressive that it deserved to be named
Q. What business does Bobby get into after the stock market crash?
The art business
The construction business
The newspaper business
It’s none of your business
Q. To which type of school does the narrator go?
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College
Q. The narrator sees an ad for a correspondence school that is looking for a teacher in what city?
Mexico (I hope you didn’t spend too much time considering this one - Mexico’s not even a city)
Q. Whom does the narrator claim is an old family friend?
Moses, who is a very, very old family friend
Q. What is true of the class that the narrator is given to teach?
It is a combination classroom and Taco Bell
It is in a one-room schoolhouse
There are only three students
Q. For whom does the narrator develop romantic feelings?
A fascinating young woman who is all of the above
Q. The narrator writes a letter to two of his students telling them what?
That they are geniuses
That he loves them both and can’t decide between them, so he’ll marry whichever one writes him back first
That he is resigning from teaching
That they should give up
Q. After she leaves his class, does the narrator visit Irma?
Q. Why does the narrator’s school close?
Because it doesn’t have a license
Because it has run out of funding
Because the narrator’s actions have brought upon it a lawsuit
Because it’s 3:30 on a Friday - time to par-tay!