© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Bernice Bobs Her Hair


by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bernice Bobs Her Hair: Oh, Is That What That Is? I Thought a Dead Crow Landed On Her Head Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Bernice Bobs Her Hair? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Warren do?

Betrays Marjorie for Bernice
Promises Marjorie he will make Bernice look like a fool
Pushes both girls into the mud
From the looks of his tight glutes, probably a combination of squats and one-legged deadlifts
Q. What does Marjorie tell everyone?

That Bernice isn’t her real cousin
That Bernice was bluffing about getting her hair bobbed
That Warren is a cheater
That her particular case of syphilis isn’t contagious
Q. How does Bernice’s haircut go?

She chickens out at the last second and doesn’t get a bob
She wins everyone over with her great new look
The haircut goes horribly wrong, and her popularity plummets
Quite well, but her suggestion that the barber also shave her chin raises eyebrows
Her request that the barber “make [her] look like Joan Crawford” is misinterpreted, and she ends up leaving with a brow lift and breast implants
Q. What happens to Marjorie in her sleep?

Bernice murders her
She has an aneurysm and dies
She sleepwalks into the kitchen and whips up a batch of raspberry crêpes
Bernice cuts off her hair
Q. What does Bernice do at the end of the story?

Turns herself into the police
Leaves town
Convinces Marjorie to get a bob
Wakes back up at her family’s farmhouse in Kansas