The House of Mirth Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What problem does Lily forget about as she spends time in Europe?
(a) Her aunt's disappointment in her.
(b) Simon Rosedale's marriage proposal.
(c) Her troubles with Gus Trenor.
(d) Her situation with Lawrence Selden.

2. What is Lily's immediate response to the offer Simon Rosedale makes to her in book 2, chapter 11 ?
(a) She laughs at his offer.
(b) She accepts his offer.
(c) She refuses his offer.
(d) She asks for time to consider his offer.

3. In book 2, chapter 12, what feeling does Lily think Lawrence Selden has about their time together?
(a) Joy.
(b) Disgust.
(c) Anger.
(d) Embarrassment.

4. Why does Lawrence Selden spend so much time working since he visited the Trenor home three months ago?
(a) Lawrence Selden is working to pay off Lily's debt to Gus Trenor.
(b) Lawrence Selden is Mrs. Trenor's divorce lawyer.
(c) He and Gus Trenor are involved in a real estate business deal.
(d) To get over Lily.

5. At lunch in Monte Carlo, how does Lawrence Selden feel after his discussion about Lily with Carry Fischer ?
(a) Disgusted.
(b) Confused.
(c) Unaffected.
(d) Relieved.

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

7. 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) Speak to Lawrence Selden.
(d) Ask Gus Trenor for a loan.

8. In book 2, chapter 8, what does the situation with Bertha Dorset cause Ned Silverton to do?
(a) Ned spends all his money on expensive gifts for Bertha.
(b) Ned threatens George Dorset.
(c) Ned commits suicide.
(d) Ned resorts to gambling and causes his family to look for ways to support themselves.

9. What does Lily intend to do with her inheritance from her aunt?
(a) Buy her own yacht.
(b) Buy her way into a higher social circle.
(c) Repay Gus Trenor.
(d) Donate it to Gerty Farish's charity for poor women.

10. How does Lily react to Bertha's betrayal of her at the dinner party ?
(a) She attempts to defend herself.
(b) She laughs at Bertha's feeble attempt to blame Lily for her problems.
(c) She calmly asks Lawrence Selden to walk with her to her cab.
(d) She bursts into tears and flees the party.

11. What is Lily's reaction after aunt's will is read?
(a) Shock.
(b) Hysterics.
(c) Jubilation.
(d) Relief.

12. Why does Nettie Struther invite Lily to her home after seeing Lily in the park?
(a) Nettie wants Lily to see how well she has done.
(b) Lily looks ill.
(c) Nettie needs help caring for her house and child.
(d) Lily wants to see Nettie's husband.

13. What does Lily receive when she returns home after leaving Nettie Struther?
(a) An eviction notice for not paying the rent.
(b) Her inheritance check for $10,000.
(c) A long letter from Simon Rosedale begging her to marry him.
(d) A delivery of additional sleeping medication from the chemist.

14. Why does Lily decide she can't give Bertha Dorset the letters that Bertha and Lawrence Selden wrote to each other?
(a) She is afraid the letters will create a relationship between Bertha Dorset and Lawrence Selden.
(b) She doesn't want to betray Bertha Dorset.
(c) She is afraid of revenge from Bertha Dorset.
(d) Lily can't betray Lawrence Selden.

15. What brings Lily comfort even as she grieves for her aunt?
(a) The knowledge that her aunt loved her very much.
(b) The realization that her social standing is intact.
(c) The thought that the rest of the family will receive nothing from her aunt.
(d) Her impending inheritance.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Bertha's lover Ned Silverton, what issue is causing problems between Bertha and Lily?

2. How does Gerty Farish feel about Lily's trip to Alaska?

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

4. In book 2, chapter 2, how does Bertha Dorset intend to clear her own name regarding the rumors about her and Ned Silverton?

5. Who does Lily see at Carry Fischer's home playing with her daughter one evening?

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