Point of View
Symbols
Important Places
Who Am I?
The Motif of Games

100

This is the author's attempt to recreate the way a person thinks in writing.  In The Catcher in the Rye, it is evident when Holden goes off on a tangent or digresses from his main story.

What is stream of consciousness?

100

This thing Holden stands next to during the big football game at Pencey represents his rebellious nature.

What is the Revolutionary War Canon?

100

Where D.B. now lives and works.

What is Hollywood?

100

I am Holden's history teacher at Pencey Prep.

Who is Old Spencer?

100

 Holden writes Stradlater's composition about an object used for this game.

What is baseball?

200

Because Holden is both a character and the narrator, the novel is told from the ___________ _________________ point of view.

What is first person?

200

An advertisement for the school, symbolic of the phony nature of Pencey Prep, depicts this image.

What is a boy playing polo on a horse?

200

Where Holden is at the start of his flashback regarding the "madman stuff" that happened to him.

What is on top of the hill near the football field 

or Thomsen Hill?

200

I am called a "prostitute" by my brother for selling out and writing for the movies.

Who is D.B.?

200

Holden used to play this game with Jane.

What is checkers?

300

When Holden reveals, "Some things are hard to remember," it provides evidence that he is this type of narrator.

What is unreliable?

300

The color of Holden's hunting hat.

What is red?

300

Where Holden goes after he leaves Pencey.

What is New York City?

300

I am invited to go to the movies with Holden, even though he doesn't really like me.

Who is Ackley?

300

Holden skips this big game at Pencey.

What is the football game?

400

When Holden says he is not going to tell us that "________________ ____________________ crap," it is an allusion to the novel by Charles Dickens.

What is David Copperfield?

400

When this happens, Holden wants to know where the ducks in Central Park go.

What is when the lagoon freezes?

400

Where Holden was when he punched out the windows following Allie's death.

What is the garage?

400

I am hotshot and a star on the basketball team.

Who is Stradlater?

400

Holden thinks life is only a game if you are the side with the people he calls these.

What are hotshots?

500

The place at which Holden is telling his story or where Holden is at the beginning of the novel.

What is California or a hospital in California?

500

These things are symbolic of Jane's innocence.

What are the kings in the back row?

500

The name of the wing where Holden lives in his dorm, which is also the name of the Pencey alumnus who came to give a speech at the school.

What is Ossenburger?

500

I meet Holden on the train to NYC.

Who is Mrs. Morrow?

500

Holden tells Old Spencer this person told him life is a game.

Who is Dr. Thurmer?