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. What is Carry Fischer's job?
(a) She is a professional party-planner for the social elite.
(b) She is an investment broker.
(c) She helps newly rich families enter high society.
(d) She is a social worker.

2. In book 2, chapter 3, how does Bertha betray Lily at the end of the dinner party ?
(a) Bertha tells the guests that Lily had an affair with George.
(b) Bertha tells the guests that Lily has spread gossip about each and every one of them.
(c) Bertha tells the guests about Lily's financial arrangement with Gus Trenor.
(d) Bertha announces that Lily will not be returning to the yacht with them that night.

3. What is the result of Gus's violence toward Lily?
(a) He pushes Lily down a flight of stairs.
(b) He discontinues his finanacial support.
(c) He orders Lily to leave the house.
(d) He is arrested.

4. Who is Mrs. Van Osburgh?
(a) A wealthy social rival of Mrs. Trenor.
(b) A divorced party guest.
(c) Lily's aunt, with whom she resides.
(d) The hostess of the party at Bellomont.

5. Why must Lily comply with Mrs. Trenor's request in book 1, chapter 4?
(a) She is the least wealthy member of her social group, so her soacial standing depends on helping Mrs. Trenor.
(b) Her aunt has become deathly ill and has no one else to care for her.
(c) Everyone at the party must take turns helping Mrs. Trenor.
(d) Mrs. Trenor threatens to tell Percy Gryce that Lily is searching for a wealthy husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of work does Carry Fischer find for Lily?

2. In book 2, chapter 8, what does the situation with Bertha Dorset cause Ned Silverton to do?

3. What brings Lily comfort even as she grieves for her aunt?

4. Why is George Dorset upset when Lily meets him on her way back to the yacht from the casino?

5. In book 1, chapter 1, what concerns Lawrence Selden and Lord Hubert Dacey about Lily?

(see the answer key)

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