The House of Mirth Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens while Lily is deep in thought on Sunday morning before church?
(a) She is late for breakfast, risking her social standing.
(b) She misses the bus to church.
(c) She misses Gus Trenor whom she wanted to ask for a loan.
(d) She misses spending time with Lawrence Selden and Bertha Dorset.

2. In book 1, chapter 7, how does Percy Gryce react after Bertha Dorset talks to him about Lily?
(a) He goes for a walk to be alone.
(b) He consoles Lily.
(c) He leaves Bellomont immediately.
(d) He tells Bertha to mind her own business.

3. How does the situation at the place where Lily goes after her cousin's wedding affect her mood?
(a) It continues her bad mood.
(b) It puts her in a cautious mood.
(c) It helps improve her mood.
(d) It doesn't affect her mood.

4. How does Lily acquire letters found by Mrs. Haffen, Lawrence Selden's cleaning lady?
(a) Mrs. Haffen leaves them outside Lily's door.
(b) Lily finds them in Mrs. Haffen's cleaning supplies.
(c) After Mrs. Haffen finds them, she gives them to Lawrence Selden, who gives them to Lily.
(d) Mrs. Haffen sells the letters to Lily.

5. In book 1, chapter 5, what is Lily's initial motive for going outside after leaving the library on Sunday afternoon?
(a) To walk to church to meet Percy Gryce on his way home from church.
(b) Getting fresh air to get rid of her headache.
(c) Catching up with her high-ranking friends in her social circle.
(d) To complete a chore for Mrs. Trenor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who interrupts Lily's flirtations with Percy on the train?

2. What is Lily's plan for Percy Gryce whom she meets while on the train to Bellomont?

3. What does Lily realize as she chats with Gus Trenor on the way home from the train station?

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

5. Who is Mrs. Van Osburgh?

(see the answer key)

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