Running with Scissors Test | Final Test - Easy

Augusten Burroughs
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Brenda claim that she wants to be when she grows up?
(a) An artist.
(b) A writer.
(c) A masseuse.
(d) A dancer.

2. With what other character does Augusten draw comparisons with his love life?
(a) Deirdre.
(b) Dr. Finch.
(c) Hope.
(d) Natalie.

3. What happens to Dr. Finch after the close of the memoir?
(a) He wins a prestigious medical award.
(b) He suffers from Alzheimer's.
(c) His wife, Agnes, finally leaves him.
(d) He loses his medical license.

4. What famous wedding is the Finch family watching on the television?
(a) Paul McCartney's.
(b) John Lennon's.
(c) Whitney Houston's.
(d) Princess Diana's.

5. What courses does Augusten enroll in when he first begins his college education?
(a) Law.
(b) Creative writing.
(c) Music.
(d) Pre-med.

6. Which character suffers from Alzheimer's and is admitted into a home?
(a) Hope.
(b) Agnes.
(c) Dorothy.
(d) Dr. Finch.

7. Where does Deirdre meet Cesar Mendoza?
(a) At Dr. Finch's office.
(b) At the grocery store.
(c) At Augusten's school.
(d) In the mental hospital.

8. Who comes to help alleviate the situation when Deirdre is having a mental breakdown?
(a) Agnes.
(b) Dr. Finch.
(c) Hope.
(d) Natalie.

9. What drug do Natalie and Augusten do before they set out looking for jobs?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Ecstasy.
(c) Cocain.
(d) Heroin.

10. Who does Deirdre accuse of abusing her?
(a) Dr. Finch.
(b) Norman.
(c) Augusten.
(d) Dorothy.

11. How does Augusten travel to visit his mother in Amherst?
(a) By bus.
(b) By train.
(c) On foot.
(d) On his bicycle.

12. Who does Winnie Pye accuse of harming Deirdre rather than helping her?
(a) Augusten.
(b) Dorothy.
(c) Dr. Finch.
(d) Hope.

13. Who do Natalie and Augusten rope into performing with them?
(a) Dr. Finch's patients.
(b) Dr. Finch.
(c) Dr. Finch's coworkers.
(d) Dr. Finch's neighbors.

14. What seafood do Augusten and Natalie eat for dinner after the whale watch?
(a) Octapus.
(b) Lobster.
(c) Shrimp cocktail.
(d) Great White shark.

15. Into whose bedroom does Natalie move the Finch family Christmas tree?
(a) Into Augusten's.
(b) Into her parents'.
(c) Into Hope's.
(d) Into her own.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Augusten divulge that Brenda actually becomes in her adulthood?

2. What state do the Burroughs and Finches travel to for Deirdre's " 'round the clock" recovery?

3. With whom does Augusten move in and begin attending college with?

4. What is the first place that Natalie and Augusten fill out job applications?

5. Who complained about the presence of the Christmas tree in Augusten's memory?

(see the answer keys)

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