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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey


by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey: This Family Makes the Royal Tenenbaums Look Like Moronic, Talentless Hacks Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Franny and Zooey? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. For whom is Lane waiting on the train platform?

Jimmy Hoffa. He’s going to be waiting for a while.
His biological mother
His girlfriend
His brother
His new boss
Q. What is Franny afraid of becoming while at school?

Forgetful of what home was like
A member of Delta Gamma, as she instead wants into Pi Beta Phi really badly
Q. What book is Franny carrying in her purse?

The Way of the Pilgrim
Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Chicken Soup for the Reclusive Writer’s Soul
My Antonia
Q. What happens to Franny on the way to the bar?

She is mugged
She collapses
She bumps into an old high school boyfriend
She finally remembers the name of that Cee Lo song that’s been stuck in her head for the past hour
Q. Who is the narrator of “Zooey?”

One of Franny and Zooey’s sisters
One of Franny and Zooey’s brothers
Morgan Freeman, of course
Q. What does Buddy urge Zooey to do in a letter he writes to him?

To speak to Franny again
To return home and help care for their mother
To get his Ph.D. before starting his acting career
To reimburse him for the envelope and postage
Q. What happened to Franny and Zooey’s brother, Seymour?

He killed himself
He was eaten by a talking Venus flytrap from outer space
He went insane and was committed to a mental institution
He drowned while swimming in the ocean
Q. Why does Zooey’s mother ask him to come to the living room?

Because she wants him to spend some time with his grandmother before she leaves
Because the My Name is Earl marathon is starting on TBS
Because they need to have a family meeting
Because she wants him to talk to his sister
Q. For what reason is Zooey angry with his older brothers?

For not caring about Franny’s welfare
Oh, who knows what that hot-head is up in arms about this time
For introducing him and his sister to philosophy and religion
For refusing to give him a ride to the movie theater
Q. Who does Zooey pretend to be while talking to Franny on the phone?

The writer of the book she has been reading
Their brother Buddy
Her boyfriend
Alexander Graham Bell