Fun Home Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Alison Bechdel
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 1-2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Bruce Bechdel teach?
(a) English.
(b) Calculus.
(c) Drama.
(d) Biology.

2. The title of Chapter 2: "A Happy Death," alludes to a novel written by what author?
(a) James Joyce.
(b) Ernest Hemingway.
(c) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(d) Albert Camus.

3. What author had Bruce Bechdel become immersed in the year before he died?
(a) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(b) Ernest Hemingway.
(c) James Joyce.
(d) Marcel Proust.

4. The author says in Chapter 1 that being raised by her father was not like being raised by Jimmy Stewart but by whom?
(a) Donna Reed.
(b) Martha Stewart.
(c) Bette Davis.
(d) Amanda Stewart.

5. Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is a graphic memoir that is filled with literary allusions. What book by James Joyce is alluded to with the title of Chapter 1: "Old Father, Old Artificer"?
(a) Finnegan's Wake.
(b) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
(c) Ulysses.
(d) Dubliners.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the author's brother who is a year younger than her?

2. In one of the illustrated panels in Chapter 1, the author says, "When I grow up, my house is going to be all metal, like" what?

3. What was the name of Bruce Bechdel's brother?

4. When did Alison Bechdel's parents purchase their home?

5. How long prior to his death did Bruce Bechdel's wife ask him for a divorce?

(see the answer key)

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