Phoniness in The Catcher in the Rye


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Why is Holden afraid to grow up in The Catcher in the Rye?

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1. Which of the following does Holden consider phony in The Catcher in the Rye? Choose the best answer.

2. Why does Holden think his brother D.B. has sold-out in The Catcher in the Rye?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Holden Caulfield is constantly accusing people and groups of being phony. This quiz will help you judge your understanding of what he means with questions about who and what he considers phony and why.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you determine your knowledge of Caulfield's opinions related to the following in The Catcher in the Rye,:

  • Maturation and adulthood
  • Characters accused of being phony
  • Quest for beauty and money

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Catcher in the Rye
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of phoniness
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characters accused of being phony and why

Additional Learning

To learn more about this classic novel, review the lesson titled Phoniness in The Catcher in the Rye. This further details Caulfield's perception of the world around him, including:

  • Authority figures
  • Women
  • Business industries