The House of Mirth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While Lily and Lawrence Selden are walking together, what does he tell Lily about his idea of success?
(a) Success is freedom from materialism.
(b) Success is attaining all the goals one has set out to achieve.
(c) Success is doing well in the stock market.
(d) Success is the ability to purchase anything one desires.

2. In book 1, chapter 5, what is Lily's initial motive for going outside after leaving the library on Sunday afternoon?
(a) Getting fresh air to get rid of her headache.
(b) To walk to church to meet Percy Gryce on his way home from church.
(c) Catching up with her high-ranking friends in her social circle.
(d) To complete a chore for Mrs. Trenor.

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

4. What is Gus Trenor's reaction when Lily tells him that Mrs. Trenor wants her to marry Percy Gryce?
(a) He is elated.
(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 horrified.

5. In book 1, chapter 9, where does Lily go after her cousin's wedding ?
(a) Lawrence Selden's apartment.
(b) Her aunt's home.
(c) Bellomont.
(d) The train station.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Lily Bart waiting for a train when she is first introduced in the book?

2. Whom did the hostess of the party promise Mrs. George Dorset would be at the party?

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

4. Why does Lawrence Selden call Lily a coward during their walk?

5. When does Lily run into Simon Rosedale?

(see the answer key)

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