Running with Scissors Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Augusten Burroughs
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8: Pure Projection.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Augusten observe being intimate with his mother in the kitchen?
(a) Fern Stewart.
(b) Dr. Finch.
(c) Mr. Stewart.
(d) Neil Bookman.

2. Who is Jeff?
(a) Dr. Finch's patient.
(b) Dr. Finch's mistress.
(c) Dr. Finch's son.
(d) Dr. Finch's neighbor.

3. What is the reaction of Vicky and Natalie to what has happened under the grand piano?
(a) They don't notice.
(b) They scream.
(c) They cheer.
(d) They cry.

4. What instrument does Dr. Finch play during the family parade?
(a) Kazoo.
(b) Banjo.
(c) Jug.
(d) Spoons.

5. What keeps Augusten from wanting to attend classes?
(a) His unseemly hairstyle.
(b) His unfashionable wardrobe.
(c) His lanky limbs.
(d) His inability to grasp simple academic concepts.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom do Deirdre's fights typically become physical?

2. Who takes Augusten to meet Joranne?

3. Why do the Burroughs begin to see Dr. Finch?

4. At what ages does Dr. Finch believe people should begin to make their own decisions about life?

5. What career does Augusten aspire to at the age of 12?

(see the answer key)

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