The House of Mirth Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Lily view the results of her activities the first night of the party?
(a) She doesn't take the possibility of a stalker seriously.
(b) She views her gambling losses as a small price to pay to remain in her social circle.
(c) She considers the possibilty of revenge by a hurt party-goer silly.
(d) She panics, worried she will be dropped from her social circle.

4. What is Lily's plan for Percy Gryce whom she meets while on the train to Bellomont?
(a) Lily plans to win Percy Gryce over so he will propose marriage to her.
(b) Lily plans to flirt with Percy Gryce to make Lawrence Selden jealous.
(c) Lily plans to be a matchmaker for Percy Gryce and Bertha Dorset.
(d) Lily plans to ask Percy Gryce for a loan.

5. What does George Dorset decide to do after Lily finds him upset on her way back to the yacht?
(a) Send Lily back to New York.
(b) Speak to Bertha.
(c) Ask Gus Trenor for a loan.
(d) Speak to Lawrence Selden.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Lily relate Ned Silverton's situation with Bertha Dorset to her own life?

3. In book 1, chapter 9, where does Lily go after her cousin's wedding ?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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