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A Perfect Day for Bananafish

A Perfect Day for Bananafish


by J.D. Salinger

A Perfect Day for Bananafish: Sundae? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around A Perfect Day for Bananafish? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Where is the setting of this story?

The Glass family home
A resort hotel
A public park
Frog Suck, Wyoming (that’s a real place, we swear)
Q. What is Muriel’s relationship to Seymour?

She is his wife
She is his mother
She is his sister
She is the little person on his left shoulder that keeps telling him to eat more ice cream
Q. What seems to be responsible for Seymour’s deteriorated mental state?

Muriel’s constant nagging
The war
The medication he has been taking
His thirty-five years as a Cubs fan are finally starting to take their toll on him
Q. What is Sybil’s mother doing to her?

Putting sunblock on her back
Manicuring her fingernails
Forcing her to enter the Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant, even though she is clearly not a looker
Combing her hair
Q. What does Sybil keep repeating?

“Smell no fish”
“Taste all the bananas”
“Hear some waves”
“See more glass”
“Red rum”