The House of Mirth Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In book 1, chapter 10, why does Lily want to avoid seeing Gus Trenor?
(a) He is pressuring Lily for more money.
(b) He is threatening to tell Mrs. Trenor about their financial arrangement.
(c) He is threatening to have her ousted from her social circle.
(d) He is pressuring her to spend time with him.

2. What event does George Dorset invite Lily to in book 1, chapter 10?
(a) A party at his home.
(b) A prayer service.
(c) A party in the Adirondacks.
(d) The opera.

3. Why does Mrs. Trenor ask Lily, instead of Carry Fischer, to go to the train station to pick up her husband ?
(a) Carry Fischer always asks Gus Trenor for money.
(b) Gus specifically requests that Lily pick him up at the train station.
(c) Carry Fischer has a questionable reputation.
(d) Carry Fischer is too flirtatious.

4. What does Mrs. Trenor tell Lily after Bertha Dorset talks to Percy Gryce about her?
(a) Mrs. Trenor tells Lily to forget about Percy Gryce.
(b) Mrs. Trenor tells Lily to confront Bertha Dorset.
(c) Mrs. Trenor tells Lily to ignore Bertha Dorset.
(d) Mrs. Trenor tells Lily what Bertha Dorset said about her.

5. What does Lily realize as she chats with Gus Trenor on the way home from the train station?
(a) Gus Trenor can speak to Percy Gryce for her.
(b) He can help her with her money problems.
(c) She is attracted to Gus Trenor.
(d) Gus Trenor is attracted to her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lily realize when she discovers that Mrs. Trenor is actually at Bellomont?

2. Who appears at the party at Bellomont at the end of the third day?

3. In book 2, chapter 2, how does Bertha Dorset intend to clear her own name regarding the rumors about her and Ned Silverton?

4. When Lily arrives at the Trenor house, what does Gus Trenor first tell Lily about Mrs. Trenor?

5. Why does Lily join a party with Carry Fischer and another couple in the Adirondacks?

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