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. In book 2, chapter 8, what does Lawrence Selden find when he goes to see Lily at her hotel?
(a) Lily is gone.
(b) A large group of friends from Lily's new social circle is visiting her.
(c) Lily attempted suicide.
(d) George Dorset is visiting Lily.

2. Other than a vacation from work, why is Lawrence Selden in Monte Carlo in book 2, chapter 1?
(a) To meet a group from the New York City social circle.
(b) To get over Lily.
(c) To find Lily and persuade her to marry him.
(d) To close an important business deal.

3. What does Lily do when she arrives at Gerty Farish's apartment after her confrontation with Gus Trenor at his house?
(a) She has a breakdown and falls asleep in Gerty's bed.
(b) She stares out the window speechlessly.
(c) She cries hysterically and tells Gerty what happened with Gus Trenor.
(d) She calmly relates the events that occurred with Gus Trenor.

4. What does Lily hope will develop from the time she spent with Percy Gryce on the train to the party?
(a) An introduction to one of Percy's high-placed colleagues.
(b) A marriage proposal.
(c) Investment advice.
(d) An offer of a loan.

5. Why does Lily join a party with Carry Fischer and another couple in the Adirondacks?
(a) Lily wants to get away from Gus Trenor.
(b) Lily wants to spend the money she received from Gus Trenor.
(c) Lily needs to take a vacation.
(d) Lily has no other social engagements.

Short Answer Questions

1. In book 2, chapter 6, what does Carry Fischer tell Lily about Bertha Dorset ?

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

3. Where does Lily acquire the knowledge to discuss Percy's hobby?

4. What does Lily actually do with the letters she acquired from Mrs. Haffen, Lawrence Selden's cleaning lady?

5. Who convinces Lily to marry Simon Rosedale?

(see the answer key)

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