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 spending time with Lawrence Selden and Bertha Dorset.
(c) She misses the bus to church.
(d) She misses Gus Trenor whom she wanted to ask for a loan.

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

3. What does Mrs. Trenor ask Lily to do in book 1, chapter 4?
(a) Secretarial tasks.
(b) Leave the party and return home immediately.
(c) Introduce her to Percy Gryce.
(d) Take over her duties as hostess.

4. 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) To complete a chore for Mrs. Trenor.
(c) Getting fresh air to get rid of her headache.
(d) Catching up with her high-ranking friends in her social circle.

5. What is Lily concerned about at the beginning of chapter 2, book 1?
(a) Making friends at the party at Bellomont.
(b) Her social schedule being too busy.
(c) Being on time for the party at Bellomont.
(d) Her reputation.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In book 1, chapter 7, who meets Lily when she returns from her walk with Lawrence Selden ?

3. Who is Mrs. Van Osburgh?

4. Who is Mrs. Judy Trenor?

5. What is Lily wondering about the night before she intends to go to Sunday morning church services with Percy Gryce?

(see the answer key)

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