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. In book 1, chapter 7, who meets Lily when she returns from her walk with Lawrence Selden ?
(a) Mrs. Trenor.
(b) Lawrence Selden.
(c) Percy Gryce.
(d) Bertha Dorset.

2. In book 2, chapter 9, what does Lawrence Selden want Lily to do regarding her new position and living situation?
(a) Quit and marry him.
(b) Quit and move in with Gerty Farish.
(c) Continue the work and move to a more desirable location.
(d) Continue the work and keep her current living arrangements.

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

4. What happens in book 1, chapter 15, as Lily is about to accept Simon Rosedale's marriage proposal?
(a) Lawrence Selden proposes to Lily.
(b) She accepts an invitation from the Dorsets to cruise the Mediterranean.
(c) Drunk, Gus Trenor shows up at Lily's door.
(d) Lily's aunt discovers the truth about Lily's debt and asks her to leave the house.

5. Why is Lily envious of Mrs. Bertha Dorset's flirting with Percy Gryce at the party?
(a) She envies the attention Percy Gryce is giving to Mrs. Dorset.
(b) She envies the freedom of a married woman to get and discard a man without repercussions.
(c) Lily envies Mrs. Dorset because she is attracted to Mrs. Dorset's husband.
(d) She envies Mrs. Dorset's freedom from worry about finances.

Short Answer Questions

1. In book 2, chapter 12, what experience with Lawrence Selden does Lily say she will always remember?

2. Whom did the hostess of the party promise Mrs. George Dorset would be at the party?

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

4. Where does The House of Mirth take place?

5. How does Lily feel about being accepted into the new social circle Carry Fischer introduced her to ?

(see the answer key)

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