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Chpt. 1 through 5 review for quiz 25 questions. You must answer 20. 20 points total. >The quiz will be open book but not open notes.
There will be… Questions about Holden and Allie. Stradlater and Ackley Plot points Character traits, appearance, motivations, favorite expressions, etc. Vocabulary: you will have to define and use a series of words…
hemorrhage ostracize grippe qualms chiffonier vernacular conceited halitosis talisman Peter Pan Syndrome Take a second and write down the words, then we’ll play a matching game
Vernacular: slang (or regional expressions—hoagie vs. sub)
Ten words to know. Be sure you can use correctly in a sentence hemorrhage ostracize grippe qualms chiffonier vernacular conceited halitosis talisman Peter Pan Syndrome
Ch. 1 We meet Holden at 17 who tells his story directly to each of us as if he were having a conversation. He is holed up on the West Coast after some “madman stuff” happened when a year ago, around Christmas, when he got “run down” and “had to take it easy.” We know he is not living with his brother because DB has to visit him…so he may be in some sort of hospital because of what happened last year. The whole of the novel is a flashback. He takes us back to a Saturday before Christmas break. Crisis point: he has failed out. His parents will be getting notified by mail (they had been up at Pencey for a conference around Thanksgiving and were told how poorly Holden’s been doing.)
Ch. 2 Holden meets with old Spencer to say good-bye since he’s not coming back to Pencey. Begin to get a feel for his sarcastic tone and suspicious point of view when it comes to “phony” adults, such as the Elkton Hills headmaster. He first mentions the Central Park ducks, wondering where they will go in the winter. This shows his concern for vulnerable, innocent creatures.
Ch. 3 We go with Holden to his dorm room. He tells us the Ossenburger story, which reinforces how adults are all fakes. We meet Ackley and get to know him in all his disgusting and annoying glory. More of Holden’s sarcasm and irritability is on display. The red hat makes its first appearance At the end of the chapter, his roommate, Stradlater, is introduced. He’s going on a date and needs to borrow Holden’s blazer.
Ch. 4 Stradlater gets ready for big date. Ironically (since Holden is failing out), he asks for Holden’s help writing a composition. We get a fuller idea of who Stradlater is and what makes him tick (think: conceited, on the prowl, not sensitive like Holden). We learn his date is with Jane Gallagher, whom Holden knows and really cares about. It’s clear from Holden’s behavior and narration that he is extremely anxious about what might happen when Stradlater gets Jane alone.
Ch. 5 Saturday night. Holden has no date and decides to go into town with Mal Brossard and Ackley. Even though Ackley is an unappealing and annoying person, Holden asks him to come along. He tells us about the perfect white snowball he makes that he won’t throw. A symbol for his obsession with things that are pure… They get back and Holden begins working on Stradlater’s paper. He writes about Allie’s baseball glove, which leads to the whole tale of his younger brother’s death from leukemia. (Maine, three yrs. ago.) Allie is described in great detail and we find out Holden held him up as an example of everything that was right and good in the world. On the night of his death, we find out Holden reacts violently, punching out glass windows, hurting his hand. There is talk of getting him mental help because of his reaction.