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. How does Lawrence feel about Lily's reaction to his suggestion that they have tea at a popular cafe?
(a) Shocked.
(b) Offended.
(c) Relieved.
(d) Amused.

2. In book 1, chapter 7, how does Percy Gryce react after Bertha Dorset talks to him about Lily?
(a) He consoles Lily.
(b) He tells Bertha to mind her own business.
(c) He leaves Bellomont immediately.
(d) He goes for a walk to be alone.

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

4. What is Lily's reaction when Lawrence suggests that they have tea at a popular cafe near the train station while Lily waits for her train?
(a) She says she prefers a less popular location.
(b) She immediately agrees.
(c) She declines his invitation because she is afraid she will miss her train.
(d) She becomes nervous and agitated.

5. How does Lily view the results of her activities the first night of the party?
(a) She views her gambling losses as a small price to pay to remain in her social circle.
(b) She considers the possibilty of revenge by a hurt party-goer silly.
(c) She panics, worried she will be dropped from her social circle.
(d) She doesn't take the possibility of a stalker seriously.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does Lily acquire the knowledge to discuss Percy's hobby?

3. Who is Mrs. Judy Trenor?

4. Why does Mrs. Trenor ask Lily, instead of Carry Fischer, to go to the train station to pick up her husband ?

5. While Lily and Lawrence Selden are walking together, what does he tell Lily about his idea of success?

(see the answer key)

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