The House of Mirth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Gerty's financial situation at the beginning of the story?
(a) She is poor and has to work to support her meager lifestyle.
(b) She lives with an aunt who finances her extravagant lifestyle.
(c) She is an heiress, independently wealthy.
(d) She is homeless, having lost everything to a conniving ex-fiance.

2. What is Gus Trenor's reaction when Lily tells him that Mrs. Trenor wants her to marry Percy Gryce?
(a) He is horrified.
(b) He tells Lily he will speak to Percy Gryce for her.
(c) He tells Lily how much money Percy Gryce makes.
(d) He is elated.

3. What does Lily tell Simon when he questions her presence at Lawrence's apartment building?
(a) She says she was visiting a sick friend.
(b) She says she had tea with Lawrence Selden.
(c) She says she visited a dressmaker in the building.
(d) She says she was looking for an apartment for herself.

4. When does Lily run into Simon Rosedale?
(a) While taking a walk in the park with Lawrence Selden.
(b) While she is waiting at the train station.
(c) After visiting her dressmaker.
(d) As she is leaving Lawrence Selden's apartment building after having tea.

5. What does Lily hope will develop from the time she spent with Percy Gryce on the train to the party?
(a) A marriage proposal.
(b) An introduction to one of Percy's high-placed colleagues.
(c) Investment advice.
(d) An offer of a loan.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Lily spend the first night of the party at Bellomont?

2. How does Lily feel about Gerty's living conditions at the beginning of the story?

3. What hobby of Percy Gryce's does Lily discuss with him while on the train to the party at Bellomont?

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

5. How does Lily view the results of her activities the first night of the party?

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