The Catcher in the Rye Challenge

About the Scholarship

CKSF's The Catcher in the Rye Challenge provides people, of all ages, a chance to win a scholarship by taking several online quizzes based off of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.


Anyone in the United States  


Electronic Amazon gift cards will be awarded to the top ten scorers.

1st - $50 2nd - $30
3rd - $25 4th - $20
5th - $20 6th - $15
7th - $10 8th - $10
9th - $10 10th - $10


How it Works

Participants must register with CKSF to take the scholarship quizzes. The Challenge Round is split up into 4 quizzes. Scores from each quiz are added together for each participant and the top 25% of scorers will be advanced to the Championship Round. The top ten scorers at the end of the Championship Round will receive electronic Amazon gift cards.

Quiz Dates

Challenge Round:
Quiz 1 (Chapters 1-7): 8/4/2013 - 9/1/2013
Quiz 2 (Chapters 8-14): 8/11/2013 - 9/1/2013
Quiz 3 (Chapters 15-20): 8/18/2013 - 9/1/2013
Quiz 4 (Chapters 21-26): 8/25/2013 - 9/1/2013
Top 25% of scorers advance to the Championship Round

Championship Round: 9/4/2013 - 9/6/2013

Quiz Details

To participate, you must register with the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation at For all CKSF scholarship quizzes, 500 points are awarded  for each correct answer and 1 point is deducted for each second taken to complete a question. Results are available immediately to each participant and the overall ranking is available within three hours under the "Results" tab at