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. Why must Lily comply with Mrs. Trenor's request in book 1, chapter 4?
(a) Everyone at the party must take turns helping Mrs. Trenor.
(b) She is the least wealthy member of her social group, so her soacial standing depends on helping Mrs. Trenor.
(c) Mrs. Trenor threatens to tell Percy Gryce that Lily is searching for a wealthy husband.
(d) Her aunt has become deathly ill and has no one else to care for her.

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

3. How does Lily react to Bertha's betrayal of her at the dinner party ?
(a) She attempts to defend herself.
(b) She calmly asks Lawrence Selden to walk with her to her cab.
(c) She bursts into tears and flees the party.
(d) She laughs at Bertha's feeble attempt to blame Lily for her problems.

4. 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 doesn't affect her mood.
(c) It helps improve her mood.
(d) It puts her in a cautious mood.

5. At four o'clock in the afternoon, who is supposed to visit Lily, but doesn't show ?
(a) Gerty Farish.
(b) Simon Rosedale.
(c) Lawrence Selden.
(d) Gus Trenor.

Short Answer Questions

1. In book 1, chapter 15, how does Lily respond to Simon Rosedale's marriage proposal ?

2. In book 1, chapter 12, what type of party entertainment does Lily participate in?

3. In book 2, chapter 8, what does the situation with Bertha Dorset cause Ned Silverton to do?

4. What does Lily's aunt assume Lily's debt is for?

5. What does the note that Lily finds next to her bedside from Lawrence Selden say ?

(see the answer key)

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