Answer Key J.D. Salinger

Lesson: J. D. Salinger’s Secrets Revealed!

II. While Reading Activities


Word Inference

  1. oeuvre |ˈœvrə|-noun-the works of a painter, composer, or author regarded collectively: the complete oeuvre of Mozart.
  2. documentary |ˌdäkyəˈmentərē|noun ( pl. documentaries ) a movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record or report.
  3. estate tate |iˈstāt|-noun-all the money and property owned by a particular person, esp. at death: in his will, he  left his estate to his wife.
  4. fictional ˈfikSHənl|-adjective of or relating to fiction; invented for the purposes of fiction: fictional texts | a fictional character.
  5. retooled |rēˈto͞ol|-verb [ with obj. ] adapt or alter (someone or something) to make them more useful or suitable: he likes to retool the old stories to make them relevant for today’s kids
  6. assiduously |əˈsijəwəs|-adjective showing great care and perseverance: she was assiduous in pointing out every feature.
  7. skeptical |ˈskeptikəl|(Brit. sceptical )-adjectivenot easily convinced; having doubts or reservations: the public were deeply skeptical about some of the proposals.
  8. unconventional |ˌənkənˈvenSHənl|-adjective not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed: his unconventional approach to life.
  9. culminate |ˈkəlməˌnāt|-verb [ no obj. ] reach a climax or point of highest development: the tensions and disorders which culminated in World War II.
  10. precedent noun |ˈpresid(ə)nt| -an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances: there are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training | breaking with all precedent.

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F-Mr. Salinger  died in 2010.
  2. NA-Salinger had a happy childhood.
  3. F-His first wife was German.
  4. T-Both the documentary and book are titled “Salinger”.
  5. T-The new books and stories were largely written before Mr. Salinger assigned his output to a trust in 2008.
  6. F-One collection, is to be called “The Family Glass”.
  7. NA-Salinger was a known democrat.
  8. T-Matthew Salinger, is Mr. Salinger’s son.
  9. NA-Matthew Salinger has 3 children.
  10. T-J. D. Salinger confined his intimate dealings to a small circle of seven or eight people.

 Grammar Focus

Sentence Scramble

  1.  J. D. Salinger may not be done publishing after all, according to claims in a new film and book set for release next week.
  2. The new books and stories were largely written before Mr. Salinger assigned his output to a trust in 2008, and would greatly expand the Salinger legacy.
  3. One collection, to be called “The Family Glass,” would add five new stories to an assembly of previously published stories.
  4. For decades, those in touch with Mr. Salinger have said that he had continued to write assiduously, though he stopped publishing.
  5. “He did rely on some anonymous sources, and I’ve talked to him about that,” said Mr. Karp.

IV. Listening Activity   

 While Listening Activities

  1. F- J.D. Salinger’s home was in Cornish New Hampshire when he died.
  2. F- Salinger was 91 years old when he died.
  3. T- Salinger changed American literature with his book “Catcher in the Rye”.
  4. NA- Salinger had a wife and 3 kids.
  5. F- J.D. Salinger was also known as a recluse.
  6. T- In 1953 salinger moved from New york to live in rural New Hampshire.
  7. F- Charlie Rose read from “Catcher in the Rye”.
  8. T- J.D. Salinger  also wrote the book “The Glass Family Stories”.
  9. T- J.D. Salinger was a soldier.
  10. F- Salinger stopped writing publicly when he was 65 years old.
  11. T- Gopnick read a description of Mrs. Glass
  12. T-Gopnick stated that  Salinger’s writing tended to be  spiritual.
  13. T- One critic stated that  Salinger  fell in love too deeply with his own characters.
  14. F-Gopnick never met J.D. Salinger.