Setting of The Catcher in the Rye


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Which of the following describes the character of Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye?

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1. What was something that changed for teenagers in the 1950s?

2. How does Holden feel about most adults in The Catcher in the Rye?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The setting of the novel The Catcher in the Rye is very important. This quiz and worksheet will present you with questions to test your knowledge of it. You will also be asked about teenagers in and out of the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will evaluate your knowledge of the following:

  • Reason why teenagers across time can identify with the character, Holden Caulfield
  • Things that changed for teenagers in the 1950s
  • Holden's feeling about other teenagers at Pencey Prep in the novel
  • New York City event that illuminates the motif of innocence in The Catcher in the Rye
  • Place where Holden writes his story from in the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - insure that you get the most important information from the related lesson about the setting in The Catcher in the Rye
  • Making connections - employ your understanding of the concept of innocence in connection with the New York City event
  • Information recall - unlock the knowledge you've received about different settings in The Catcher in the Rye

Additional Learning

Explore more information about the importance of the setting in this book, review the corresponding lesson called Setting of The Catcher in the Rye. The lesson completes the following objectives:

  • Highlights the fact that Batman's story would be different if it was set in a farming community
  • Defines greasers
  • Explains how the theme of isolation is common in The Catcher and the Rye