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. How does Lily relate Ned Silverton's situation with Bertha Dorset to her own life?
(a) Lily thinks it is quite romantic and wishes the same from her future husband.
(b) Lily is relieved that Ned Silverton occupies Bertha's time, so Bertha leaves Lily alone.
(c) Lily is afraid she will become poor and need to support herself.
(d) Lily is excited that she is now free to marry George Dorset.

2. What does Lily tell her aunt the debt is for?
(a) Gambling.
(b) Entertainment.
(c) A vacation.
(d) Clothing.

3. What does Simon Rosedale tell Lily to do with the letters she purchased from Lawrence Selden's cleaning woman?
(a) Use the letters to blackmail George and Bertha Dorset into clearing her name.
(b) Burn the letters.
(c) Give the letters back to Lawrence Selden.
(d) Give the letters to him for safekeeping.

4. What is Lily concerned about when she wakes up at Gerty's the morning after her argument with Gus Trenor?
(a) She is worried that her aunt noticed that she was not home.
(b) She is concerned that Gerty will think that Lily is now her best friend.
(c) She is concerned that she will be seen leaving Gerty's which could risk her social standing.
(d) She is worried that she will miss her meeting with Lawrence Selden.

5. 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 of revenge from Bertha Dorset.
(b) She is afraid the letters will create a relationship between Bertha Dorset and Lawrence Selden.
(c) She doesn't want to betray Bertha Dorset.
(d) Lily can't betray Lawrence Selden.

6. 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.

7. Who convinces Lily to marry Simon Rosedale?
(a) Bertha Dorset.
(b) George Dorset.
(c) Mrs. Gormer.
(d) Carry Fischer.

8. Out of fear for her safety from Bertha Dorset, what does Lawrence Selden want Lily to do ?
(a) He asks Lily to leave the yacht.
(b) He says he will move onto the yacht to help protect Lily.
(c) He asks Lily to speak to Bertha.
(d) He asks Lily to convince George Dorset to speak to Bertha about her.

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

10. When does Mrs. Gormer's attitude change toward Lily?
(a) When Mrs. Gormer discovers Lily asked George Dorset to come to their house.
(b) After Bertha Dorset speaks with Mrs. Gormer.
(c) When Lily announces she is returning to New York City.
(d) When Lily forgets to send a party invitation to an important member of their social circle.

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

12. In book 1, chapter 1, what concerns Lawrence Selden and Lord Hubert Dacey about Lily?
(a) Her financial situation.
(b) Her future husband.
(c) Her moral health.
(d) Her travel plans.

13. What does Lily say in her telegram to Lawrence Selden?
(a) She is afraid of George Dorset and wants Lawrence Selden to find another place for her to stay.
(b) She wants to marry him.
(c) Bertha Dorset is coming to see him.
(d) George Dorset is coming to see him.

14. How does Lily treat her new friends, the Gormers?
(a) She ridicules them to others.
(b) She uses them.
(c) She treasures them.
(d) She avoids them as much as possible.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lily receive when she returns home after leaving Nettie Struther?

2. In book 2, chapter 6, why does George Dorset apologize to Lily while at the Gormers ?

3. What does Lily's aunt assume Lily's debt is for?

4. When Lily sits in the park to rest, what is she thinking about her sleep medication?

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

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