Bernice Bobs Her Hair Quiz

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Are you a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald? Have you read the talented author's short story ' Bernice bobs her hair? ' Think you can pass a quiz on the same? In the story, 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. Let's see how well you remember the story by answering questions. Our fun quiz can be a great way to test how much you've retained about the story. Make sure to attempt all the questions carefully!


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

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      Get a lover to make them jealous

  • 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

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    How does the story end?
    • 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.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    When was the story originally published?
    • A. 

      1900

    • B. 

      1920

    • C. 

      1950

    • D. 

      1990

  • 12. 
    Who says, "Scalp the selfish thing!"?
    • A. 

      Marjorie

    • B. 

      Warren 

    • C. 

      Otis 

    • D. 

      Bernice

  • 13. 
    What major changes does Bernice go over the course of the story?
    • A. 

      Bernice loses weight

    • B. 

      Bernice learns a new language

    • C. 

      Bernice becomes more social and confident

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which magazine was the story initially published on? 
    • A. 

      The Saturday Evening Post

    • B. 

      Reader's Digest

    • C. 

      Real Simple

    • D. 

      Smithsonian 

  • 15. 
    Who was the main antagonist of the story?
    • A. 

      Bernice

    • B. 

      Genevieve 

    • C. 

      Marjorie

    • D. 

      Warren 

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