The House of Mirth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Lily's reaction when she sees Lawrence Selden while she is waiting for her train?
(a) She is happy to see him.
(b) She avoids him.
(c) She cries.
(d) She sends her companion to get him.

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

3. What does Lily want from Lawrence at the beginning of the story?
(a) She wants him to find a place for her to live.
(b) She wants him to be her friend.
(c) She wants him to loan her money.
(d) She wants him to marry her.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why must Lily comply with Mrs. Trenor's request in book 1, chapter 4?

3. The House of Mirth take place during what period?

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

5. In book 1, chapter 12, what type of party entertainment does Lily participate in?

(see the answer key)

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