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

2. Who gains the most from Lily's aunt's will?
(a) Grace Stepney.
(b) Lily.
(c) Gerty Farish's charity for poor women.
(d) Jack Stepney.

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

4. When Lily returns from Alaska, what advice does Carry Fischer give her ?
(a) Lily must marry as soon as possible.
(b) Lily needs to stay away from George Dorset.
(c) Lily needs to tell everyone the truth about what happened in Europe.
(d) Lily must pay back her loan to Gus Trenor as soon as possible.

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

6. 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.

7. According to Bertha's lover Ned Silverton, what issue is causing problems between Bertha and Lily?
(a) George Dorset is in love with Lily.
(b) Lily is in love with Ned Silverton.
(c) Bertha is still angry at Lily for keeping Lawrence Selden from her.
(d) Lily doesn't include Bertha in her activities with her friends in her social circle.

8. 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) Lily can't betray Lawrence Selden.
(c) She doesn't want to betray Bertha Dorset.
(d) She is afraid of revenge from Bertha Dorset.

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

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

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

12. What does George Dorset ask Lily to do while at the Gormers?
(a) Defend herself against Bertha's gossip.
(b) Return to New York City to get away from Bertha.
(c) Renew her friendship with Bertha Dorset.
(d) Marry him.

13. 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 asks for time to consider his offer.
(d) She laughs at his offer.

14. What type of work does Carry Fischer find for Lily?
(a) Executive secretary.
(b) Bank secretary.
(c) Social worker.
(d) Social secretary.

15. In book 2, chapter 7, how does Lily feel when Simon Rosedale explains why he refuses to marry her?
(a) Refreshed by his honesty.
(b) Crushed by his refusal.
(c) Insulted by his reasons.
(d) Relieved that she is now free to marry George Dorset.

Short Answer Questions

1. What new job does Lily acquire in book 2, chapter 10?

2. How does Lily feel when she wakes up on the Dorset's yacht the morning after she sees Lawrence Selden in Nice?

3. What does Lily realize about the decisions she makes regarding Simon Rosedale and Bertha Dorset when she wakes up the morning after Simon Rosedale makes his offer to her?

4. When Lily stops to see Lawrence Selden at his apartment on her way to blackmail Bertha Dorset, what does the first part of their conversation consist of?

5. What problem does Lily develop because of her insomnia?

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