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by John Knowles

A Separate Peace Quiz 1

1. The name of Gene's old school is:

  • Exeter
  • Dartmouth
  • Devon
  • Dover

2. The author, John Knowles, says he based Gene's school on his old school,

  • Exeter
  • Yale
  • Andover
  • Trinity

3. In Chapter 4, Gene says that his main academic rival is:

  • Chet Douglass
  • Brinker Hadley
  • Finny
  • Leper Lepellier

4. At Finny's winter carnival, there is a riot over:

  • the event prizes
  • a burned copy of The Illiad
  • Finny's cigarettes
  • a few jugs of hard cider

5. Brinker Hadley's timid roommate is:

  • Chet Douglass
  • Leper Lepellier
  • Brownie Perkins
  • Bobby Zane

6. Which of these boys is NOT a member of the "Super Suicide Society"?

  • Chet Douglass
  • Brinker Hadley
  • Leper Lepellier
  • Bobby Zane

7. Who is the first Devon boy from Gene's class to enlist?

  • Chet Douglass
  • Brinker Hadley
  • Leper Lepellier
  • Bobby Zane

8. What is Finny's goal for Gene after Finny breaks his leg?

  • For Gene to be captain of the football team
  • For Gene to become a great all-around Olympic athlete
  • For Gene to become a great Olympic marathon runner
  • For Gene to break some long-standing track records

9. What is Chet Douglass' main non-academic talent?

  • Playing trumpet
  • Drinking a lot
  • Writing songs
  • Running

10. Who does NOT come to Finny's aid after he breaks his leg on the stairs?

  • Phil Latham
  • Brinker Hadley
  • Dr. Stanpole
  • Mr. Ludsbury

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