The House of Mirth Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Lily because of a scandal involving Mrs. Hatch, her employer?
(a) Lily is without a job and a place to stay.
(b) Lily asks for help from Lawrence Selden.
(c) Lily must leave the city.
(d) Lily must consider taking a job as a cleaning woman in an orphanage.

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

3. Why is Lily angry with herself following the meeting with Simon Rosedale as she was leaving Lawrence Selden's apartment building?
(a) She is angry because she didn't think quickly enough to give a satisfactory explanation for being there.
(b) She is angry because of the way she treated Simon Rosedale.
(c) She is angry becase she forgot to ask Simon Rosedale for a loan.
(d) She is angry for letting herself be seen talking to Simon Rosedale.

4. In book 1, chapter 5, what does Lily intend to do on Sunday morning?
(a) Ask Gus Trenor for a loan.
(b) Propose to Lawrence Selden.
(c) Propose to Percy Gryce.
(d) Attend church with Percy Gryce.

5. How does Lily fare at her new job?
(a) She is terrible at it.
(b) She takes a long time to learn but still does poorly.
(c) She takes a long time to learn and outperforms even those who have been doing the job for years.
(d) She learns quickly and does well.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens while Lily is deep in thought on Sunday morning before church?

2. When does Mrs. Gormer's attitude change toward Lily?

3. What does Lawrence Selden tell Lily about the Dorsets' possible divorce?

4. What does the note that Lily finds next to her bedside from Judy Trenor say ?

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

(see the answer key)

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