separate peace study guide for ch 1-5
A Separate Peace
New England, Massachusets
Name of school
Best friend roomate
Best friends nickname
What is Elwin’s last name
What is Elwin’s nickname
What is the roomate’s streght at school
What is the narrator’s strength at school
The _____________ society of the summer session
What is the one membership requierment of that society
To jump off the tree into the river as an intial stunt
Explain: “Yes, he had practically saved my life. He had also practically lost it for me.”
Getting out on the limb of the tree was Finny’s idea. Gene would have not gone at all if it wasn’t Finny’s idea.
What record does the roomate break
a swimming record
Where do the two boys go “off limits” for a day and night
to the beach
“How does the narrator respond when his roomate says he’s his “best pal”?
He say the same for him.
In the bible, who was brought back to life by God?
How much money did the two boys have between them at the beach
seventy five cents
How did the narrator do on his Trigonometry test after his trip to the beach?
He failed it
What happens when the boys try to jump off the tree side by side
They both loose their balance
What literary device is “… the gym meditated behind its gray walls…”
Personification because it is giving the gym human actions
Describe Elwin’s personality.
Elwin is assumed to be fearful and will not jump off the tree. He is impatient and joins the allied forces first.
What literary device is: “The Super Suicide Society of the Summer session
What physical injury occurs after the tree incident
Finny shatters his leg on the river shore
Who is the Doctor who treats the Roomate
What emotion does the narrator feel? Explain
Gene feels guilty because he questions himself and he believes he caused Finny to break his leg and never play sports again.
In what year does the narrator return to the school after the summer session
How does the roomate react when the narrator says he caused the accident?
He doesn’t think that Finny actually caused him to shatter his leg. They kept arguing and Gene told Finny that he pushed him off because he was jealous.