Catcher in the Rye Self-Grading Quiz and Answer Key Bundle for Google Drive

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  1. Promote student accountability, measure general reading comprehension, and support close reading analysis of J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. Featuring hundreds of questions spanning the entire novel, this bundle thoroughly and conveniently provides formative data on student knowledge and reading
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Promote student accountability and measure general reading comprehension of J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. Featuring 112 questions spanning the entire novel, this bundle quickly and conveniently provides formative data on student knowledge and reading habits. To accommodate classroom and distance learning settings, each assessment is delivered as an editable Google Doc and as a Google Forms quiz that automatically grades students and notifies them of their performance scores. In addition, you will have the option to download Word Document and PDF files. Answer keys are included.

Questions pertain to the following key details:

  • Point of view
  • The tone of Holden's voice
  • Where Holden is at the start of the story
  • Holden's family
  • Reason for Holden's dismissal from Pencey Prep
  • Holden's irresponsible behaviors and actions
  • Visiting Mr. Spencer
  • "Life is a game"
  • Mr. Spencer's advice to Holden
  • Holden's awful paper on ancient Egyptians
  • Holden's lack of willingness to confront his own actions
  • A prominent article of clothing
  • A character description of Ackley
  • Inference skills (Holden's judgment of Ackley)
  • A character description of Stradlater
  • An agreement Holden strikes with Stradlater
  • Jane Gallagher
  • Holden's obsession with and hatred toward phonies
  • A trip to the movies
  • Application of situational irony (irony of result)
  • Ackley's inclusion
  • The intended subject matter of Stradlater's composition assignment
  • Holden's decision to deviate from the assignment's expectations
  • Character description of Allie
  • Holden's response to Allie's death
  • Stradlater's reaction to Holden's writing
  • Holden's attempt to irritate Stradlater
  • Stradlater's date with Jane
  • A physical altercation
  • Holden's difficulties in falling asleep
  • A late-night conversation with Ackley
  • Holden's decision to leave for New York abruptly
  • Holden's decision to delay returning to his parents' apartment
  • Holden's train ride encounter with Ms. Morrow and the ensuing conversation
  • Holden's hypocrisy
  • Holden's loneliness
  • Holden's attempt to set himself up on a date
  • Holden's judgment of many other hotel patrons
  • Phoebe (her humor, creativity, and biggest imperfection according to Holden)
  • The Lavender Room
  • Holden's actions in the Lavender Room (ordering drinks, flirting, etc.)
  • The history of Holden and Jane's friendship
  • Textual evidence that supports how Holden felt closest to Jane (baseball glove)
  • Jane's alcoholic father
  • "All you knew is you were happy"
  • Horwitz
  • Ernie's nightclub
  • The significance of these chapters in terms of our understanding of Holden's character (his loneliness and search for companionship)
  • Holden's imagination
  • Holden's confession (fearfulness)
  • An offer from the elevator operator
  • The cost of the offer
  • Holden's perceptions on what women want
  • Holden's attempt to avoid intimacy with Sunny
  • A violent altercation
  • Holden's guilt over an incident involving Allie
  • Holden's thoughts on organized religion
  • A date with Sally
  • Holden's mother and her health
  • Holden's feelings toward his mother
  • Holden's thoughts on money and its effect on people
  • Holden's thoughts as he sees the nuns
  • A gift for Phoebe ("Little Shirley Beans")
  • A phone call to Jane
  • Holden's search for his sister
  • An encounter with a girl who claims to know Holden's sister
  • Holden's thoughts about time as he visits the museum
  • Holden's date with Sally
  • Sally's flirtatiousness
  • Holden's emotional instability and its influence on his treatment of Sally
  • A plan to meet with Carl Luce for drinks
  • An observation that calls to mind Allie
  • Holden's thoughts about joining the military
  • Holden's characterization of Carl Luce
  • Holden's line of questioning (lack of maturity)
  • Holden's decision to get drunk
  • A drunken phone call to Sally
  • Dropping and breaking the record
  • Holden's thoughts about death and his own funeral
  • A decision to return home
  • Holden's observation about sleeping children
  • How Holden was able to gain easy access to his parents' apartment
  • Holden's perusal of Phoebe's school books and personal notes
  • Phoebe's middle name
  • Phoebe's concern that Dad will want to kill Holden for being expelled
  • How Phoebe demonstrates her frustrations toward Holden
  • Phoebe's accusation that Holden hates everything
  • Holden's interpretation of a misheard song lyric
  • The James Castle incident
  • What Holden loaned James
  • Holden's desire to call Mr. Antolini
  • Mr. Antolini's luxurious apartment
  • Mr. Antolini's drunkenness
  • Holden's explanation as to why he disliked Pencey Prep
  • That Mr. Antolini is compared to D.B.
  • Holden's interest in side stories or digressions
  • Mr. Antolini's fear that Holden is destined for "a terrible fall"
  • The root of Holden's dissatisfaction in life, according to Mr. Antolini
  • The significance of an education for Holden, according to Mr. Antolini
  • How Mr. Antolini awakens Holden
  • Holden's visceral reaction to the manner in which he was awakened
  • Holden's second guessing of Mr. Antolini's motivations
  • Holden's concern for his own safety as he crosses streets
  • Holden's desire to re-connect with Phoebe at the Museum of Art
  • Holden's desire to move out west and avoid human interaction
  • What upsets Holden at the school
  • Holden's impending physical collapse
  • The return of the red hunting hat
  • A trip to the zoo
  • Holden's emotional state as he watches Phoebe on the carousel
  • Holden's decision to return home
Total Pages
44 pages
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Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.


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