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

2. In book 1, chapter 7, who meets Lily when she returns from her walk with Lawrence Selden ?
(a) Percy Gryce.
(b) Mrs. Trenor.
(c) Lawrence Selden.
(d) Bertha Dorset.

3. In book 1, chapter 5, why does Lily waste time once she is outside after leaving the library?
(a) She hopes Lawrence Selden will catch up with her.
(b) She hopes Percy Gryce will walk by on his way home from church.
(c) She wants to have as much time as possible outside to get rid of her headache.
(d) The weather is perfect.

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

5. Who appears at the party at Bellomont at the end of the third day?
(a) Percy Gryce.
(b) Simon Rosedale.
(c) Lawrence Selden.
(d) Gus Trenor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Gus Trenor's reaction when Lily tells him that Mrs. Trenor wants her to marry Percy Gryce?

2. Who is Mrs. Van Osburgh?

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

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

5. In book 1, chapter 9, what is happening at the place Lily goes after her cousin's wedding?

(see the answer key)

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