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Catcher in the Rye

Questions Chapters 1-7

Answer each of the following questions. Be sure to back up your answer with textual evidence.

 

1.       Why does Holden spend time with Ackley?

 

2.       Name 5 things that depress Holden.

 

 

3.       What is Holden good at (name three)?

 

4.       Can we trust Holden as a narrator? Explain.

 

 

5.       Why is Holden protective of Jane?

 

6.       Why does Holden write about Allie’s mitt?

 

 

7.       How is Allie’s death symbolic?

 

8.       Why does Holden attack Stradlater? Who or what was Holden actually defending?

 

 

9.       Why does Holden interact with people he despises?

 

10.   Why does Holden say he is illiterate? Is he really?

 

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