The House of Mirth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At four o'clock in the afternoon, who is supposed to visit Lily, but doesn't show ?
(a) Simon Rosedale.
(b) Gus Trenor.
(c) Lawrence Selden.
(d) Gerty Farish.

2. Who does Lily see at Carry Fischer's home playing with her daughter one evening?
(a) Bertha Dorset.
(b) Simon Rosedale.
(c) Lawrence Selden.
(d) George Dorset.

3. What does Lily actually do with the letters she acquired from Mrs. Haffen, Lawrence Selden's cleaning lady?
(a) Hides them.
(b) Burns them.
(c) Gives them back to Lawrence Selden.
(d) Gives them to Gerty Farish for safekeeping.

4. In book 1, chapter 15, how does Lily respond to Simon Rosedale's marriage proposal ?
(a) She immediately accepts it.
(b) She asks for time to think about it.
(c) She flatly refuses.
(d) She laughs at him.

5. In book 1, chapter 10, why does Lily want to avoid seeing Gus Trenor?
(a) He is threatening to have her ousted from her social circle.
(b) He is pressuring her to spend time with him.
(c) He is pressuring Lily for more money.
(d) He is threatening to tell Mrs. Trenor about their financial arrangement.

Short Answer Questions

1. What problem does Lily forget about as she spends time in Europe?

2. At dinner in book 1, chapter 14, why does Gerty Farish mistakenly believe Lawrence Selden wants to marry her?

3. What does Lily want from Lawrence at the beginning of the story?

4. In book 2, chapter 2, who does Lily decide to become friends with after Carry Fischer warns Lily about her behavior the previous night ?

5. In Carry Fischer's opinion, what will George Dorset do if he finds out his wife is having an affair?

(see the answer key)

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