Bernice Bobs Her Hair, By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Bernice Bobs Her Hair, By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for. Read F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale of the jazz era and female competition and take this short quiz. Follow this link to the full story; https://www. Sc. Edu/fitzgerald/bernice/bernice. Html


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The story centers around two cousins, Bernice and Marjorie.  Where has Bernice come from?
    • A. 

      Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    • B. 

      East Egg, Conneticut

    • C. 

      New York, New York

  • 2. 
    When the story begins, Marjorie doesn't like Bernice.  Why?
    • A. 

      She feels that Bernice is far too popular and she is stealing her boyfriend.

    • B. 

      She feels that Bernice is a drag on her social life, and none of the boys wants to dance with her

    • C. 

      She feels that Bernice is far too loose and shocking, making statements like she is going to bob her hair.

  • 3. 
    Bernice overhears a conversation between Marjorie and Marjorie's mother where the younger girl complains that Bernice is socially hopeless. What does Bernice threaten to do the next day?
    • A. 

      Leave town

    • B. 

      Tell Marjorie's mother

    • C. 

      Nothing - Bernice doesn't want to confront her cousin, so she doesn't tell her she has overheard the conversation.

  • 4. 
    Marjorie teaches Bernice how to hold interesting conversations, how to flirt with even unattractive or uninteresting boys to make herself seem more desirable, and how to dance. Bernice's best line is teasing the boys with the idea that she will soon do what?
    • A. 

      Bob her hair

    • B. 

      Turn cartwheels at the pump and slipper dance

    • C. 

      Run off to Europe to live

  • 5. 
    The new Bernice is a big hit with the boys in town with her new attitude, especially with one particular boy.  Who is this boy?
    • A. 

      William

    • B. 

      Winston

    • C. 

      Warren

  • 6. 
    When Warren takes an interest in Bernice, Marjorie immediately becomes jealous.  How is Marjorie connected to Warren?
    • A. 

      He is the most popular boy in town and he has never taken any notice of Marjorie.

    • B. 

      He is a boy Marjorie keeps around as her own but neglects

    • C. 

      He is the new boy in town that Marjorie keeps hopping will notice her.

  • 7. 
    Jealous over Warren's attention to Bernice, Marjorie sets about humiliating her.  What does she do?
    • A. 

      Tricks Bernice into bobbing her hair.

    • B. 

      Tells Warren that Bernice is engaged.

    • C. 

      Tells Warren that Bernice was a loose woman back in her own town and had to leave.

  • 8. 
    When Bernice comes out of the barbershop with the new hairdo what is the general reaction of everyone?
    • A. 

      Despite Marjorie's efforts to humiliate her, Bernice is triumphant because she looks much better.

    • B. 

      Her hair is flat and strange and the boys suddenly lose interest in her

    • C. 

      There is no reaction because Bernice doesn't go through with it.

  • 9. 
    How does Marjorie's mother react when she sees Bernice's new hair?
    • A. 

      She points out that Bernice's haircut would cause a scandal at an upcoming party held in her and Marjorie's honor

    • B. 

      She doesn't notice because Bernice is able to disguise her hair.

    • C. 

      She doesn't like it at first, but even she has to admit that Bernice looks better.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      She calls her mother and tells her everything and Marjorie gets in trouble.

    • B. 

      She sneaks into Marjorie's room and cuts off her cousin's two pigtails.

    • C. 

      She gets Marjorie to cut her hair off into a bob, and while Bernice looks great, Marjorie looks terrible.