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. What does George Dorset decide to do after Lily finds him upset on her way back to the yacht?
(a) Speak to Lawrence Selden.
(b) Speak to Bertha.
(c) Ask Gus Trenor for a loan.
(d) Send Lily back to New York.

2. Why is George Dorset upset when Lily meets him on her way back to the yacht from the casino?
(a) The bank foreclosed on the yacht.
(b) Bertha and Ned Silverton did not come back to the yacht until morning.
(c) He is afraid Bertha will hear the rumor about him and Lily.
(d) Bertha asked George for a divorce.

3. In book 2, chapter 2, how does Bertha Dorset intend to clear her own name regarding the rumors about her and Ned Silverton?
(a) She is going to confront Carry Fischer about spreading gossip.
(b) She is going to speak to Lawrence Selden.
(c) She is going to blame Lily for the problems between her and George.
(d) She is going to confront George.

4. Whom did the hostess of the party promise Mrs. George Dorset would be at the party?
(a) Gus Trenor.
(b) Percy Gryce.
(c) Simon Rosedale.
(d) Lawrence Selden.

5. What does Lily realize when she discovers that Mrs. Trenor is actually at Bellomont?
(a) Mrs. Trenor has been ill for an extended period of time.
(b) Gus Trenor is going to discontinue his financial support of Lily.
(c) Mrs. Trenor suspects that Lily and Gus are having a love affair.
(d) Gus Trenor tricked Lily into seeing him alone.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lily go to Gerty Farish's apartment after her confrontation with Gus Trenor at his house?

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

3. What does Mrs. Trenor tell Lily after Bertha Dorset talks to Percy Gryce about her?

4. In book 1, chapter 7, how does Percy Gryce react after Bertha Dorset talks to him about Lily?

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

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