Bernice Bobs Her Hair: Comprehension Questions

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Bernice Bobs Her Hair: Comprehension Questions

Part 1

1. Fitzgerald has a certain disdain for the people in his story. How has he portrayed the people at the Saturday night dance? Use examples from the first few pages.

2. Explain the character traits of Marjorie and Warren.

3. How do the boys feel about Bernice?

4. Why has Fitzgerald referred to the girls as “butterflies”?

5. Why did Warren try his “line” on Bernice after their dance?

6. Was Warren being presumptuous (conceited) by thinking it was charity? Explain.

Part 2

7. According to Bernice, what were considered feminine qualities (which Marjorie did not have)?

8. Is it true that a little cheap popularity is everything when you’re eighteen? Expalin.

9. Is Mrs. Harvey correct in thinking that all girls in her day had glorious times or were there some who did not? Why would she think this?

10. What does Fitzgerald mean by “At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide?”

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