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

2. Where does Lily acquire the knowledge to discuss Percy's hobby?
(a) From her own hobby.
(b) From the book she was reading on the train.
(c) From a conversation with Lawrence Selden.
(d) From gossip with friends in her own social circlre.

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

4. What does Lily intend to do with the letters she acquired from Mrs. Haffen, Lawrence Selden's cleaning lady?
(a) Give them to Gerty Farish for safekeeping.
(b) Burn them.
(c) Give them back to Lawrence Selden..
(d) Hide them.

5. What is Lily's plan for Percy Gryce whom she meets while on the train to Bellomont?
(a) Lily plans to flirt with Percy Gryce to make Lawrence Selden jealous.
(b) Lily plans to ask Percy Gryce for a loan.
(c) Lily plans to be a matchmaker for Percy Gryce and Bertha Dorset.
(d) Lily plans to win Percy Gryce over so he will propose marriage to her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Trenor ask Lily to do in book 1, chapter 4?

2. In book 1, chapter 5, what is Lily's initial motive for going outside after leaving the library on Sunday afternoon?

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

4. What is Lily concerned about at the beginning of chapter 2, book 1?

5. Why is Lily angry with herself following the meeting with Simon Rosedale as she was leaving Lawrence Selden's apartment building?

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