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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace


by John Knowles

A Separate Peace: Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll Quiz

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Q. Why does Gene abandon his plan to enlist in the military?

Because Finny has returned to school
Because he realized he doesn’t like guns
Because he met a cute girl he can’t bear to leave
Because he decided he wanted to finish school first
Q. For what does Finny persuade Gene to train?

The 1944 Olympics
A hot dog eating contest
The school’s annual 5K
A ballroom dancing competition
Q. Who is the first in the class to enlist?

Brinker Hadley
Leper Lepellier
Q. What happens to Finny as he leaves the tribunal Brinker has organized?

He falls and breaks his leg
He is hit by a car
He meets the love of his life (their eyes met across a crowded room—the rest is history)
He is mugged
Q. How does Finny die?

Of old age
He is hit by a drunk driver after the class’s 30-year reunion
In surgery
He drowns in the river