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. In book 1, chapter 6, what does Lily admit to Lawrence Selden about Percy Gryce as they walk together on Sunday afternoon ?
(a) She admits that she proposed to Percy.
(b) She admits that she knows Percy feels nothing for her.
(c) She admits that Percy told her to stop smoking or he won't marry her.
(d) Their walk was to entice Percy.

2. What does Mrs. Trenor tell Lily after Bertha Dorset talks to Percy Gryce about her?
(a) Mrs. Trenor tells Lily to ignore Bertha Dorset.
(b) Mrs. Trenor tells Lily to forget about Percy Gryce.
(c) Mrs. Trenor tells Lily to confront Bertha Dorset.
(d) Mrs. Trenor tells Lily what Bertha Dorset said about her.

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

4. Where does Lily acquire the knowledge to discuss Percy's hobby?
(a) From the book she was reading on the train.
(b) From gossip with friends in her own social circlre.
(c) From a conversation with Lawrence Selden.
(d) From her own hobby.

5. What hobby of Percy Gryce's does Lily discuss with him while on the train to the party at Bellomont?
(a) The stock market.
(b) Mutual acquaintances.
(c) Americana.
(d) Her busy social schedule.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Lily's plan for Percy Gryce whom she meets while on the train to Bellomont?

2. What is Gerty's financial situation at the beginning of the story?

3. In book 1, chapter 9, what is happening at the place Lily goes after her cousin's wedding?

4. What disturbs the moment of closeness between Lawrence Selden and Lily on their walk together?

5. Where does The House of Mirth take place?

(see the answer key)

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