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 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.

2. Who is Gerty Farish?
(a) Lily's best friend.
(b) Lawrence Selden's cousin.
(c) Lily's cousin.
(d) Lawrence Selden's married sister.

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

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

5. 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) To complete a chore for Mrs. Trenor.
(d) Catching up with her high-ranking friends in her social circle.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. In book 1, chapter 5, why does Lily waste time once she is outside after leaving the library?

5. What does Gus Trenor want Lily to do now that he is a successful investor?

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