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 is the emotional atmosphere on the yacht when rumors of Bertha and Ned Silverton, and Lily and George are have spread?
(a) Unchanged.
(b) Friendly.
(c) Tense.
(d) Jovial.

2. What happens to Lily because of a scandal involving Mrs. Hatch, her employer?
(a) Lily must consider taking a job as a cleaning woman in an orphanage.
(b) Lily must leave the city.
(c) Lily asks for help from Lawrence Selden.
(d) Lily is without a job and a place to stay.

3. What does Lily do because she doesn't have a job?
(a) She visits the friends in her new social circle.
(b) She volunteers at a soup kitchen.
(c) She sits in her shabby room and stares out the window.
(d) She takes walks.

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

5. In book 2, chapter 2, who does Lily decide to become friends with after Carry Fischer warns Lily about her behavior the previous night ?
(a) Sabrina.
(b) The Duchess.
(c) Mrs. Bry.
(d) Ned Silverton.

6. On what terms does Lily want to part with Simon Rosedale in book 2, chapter 7?
(a) Conditional.
(b) Hostile.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Financial.

7. In book 2, chapter 12, what experience with Lawrence Selden does Lily say she will always remember?
(a) Seeing each other at the wedding of Lily's cousin, Jack Stepney.
(b) Meeting at the train on the way to Bellomont.
(c) Seeing each other in Europe.
(d) Their conversation at Bellomont.

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

9. Why does Lily go to Alaska?
(a) Carry Fischer suggests Lily take her place with Carry Fischer's new family.
(b) Carry Fischer suggests that Lily find a new place to start over.
(c) Wealthy distant relatives of Lily live in Alaska.
(d) Carry Fischer suggests there will be wealthy bachelors on the trip.

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

11. In book 2, chapter 11, why doesn't Lily have a job?
(a) She was fired.
(b) She quit.
(c) The place at which she worked closed down.
(d) She took a leave of absence.

12. How does Lily react to Lawrence Selden's request regarding her new job and living arrangements in book 2, chapter 9?
(a) She laughs at him.
(b) She immediately agrees.
(c) She asks for time to think.
(d) She resists his request.

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

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

15. What does Gerty Farish tell Ned Silverton's relatives about his relationship with Bertha Dorset?
(a) Bertha and Ned want to be together but don't want to marry.
(b) Bertha Dorset ended her relationship with Ned.
(c) Bertha Dorset wants to marry Ned, but can't because George Dorset won't give Bertha a divorce.
(d) Bertha and Ned have married.

Short Answer Questions

1. In book 2, chapter 10, how does Lily react to Simon Rosedale's offer of help ?

2. In book 1, chapter 15, how does Lily respond to Simon Rosedale's marriage proposal ?

3. Why does Lawrence Selden spend so much time working since he visited the Trenor home three months ago?

4. When Lily finds Simon Rosedale waiting for her at her room in book 2, chapter 11, what does he offer Lily?

5. How does Lily respond to what Simon Rosedale suggests she do with the letters she purchased from Lawrence Selden's cleaning woman?

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