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

2. How does Lily respond to what Simon Rosedale suggests she do with the letters she purchased from Lawrence Selden's cleaning woman?
(a) She laughs at the idea.
(b) She agrees that it is a good idea.
(c) She becomes angry and walks away from Simon Rosedale.
(d) She refuses to consider his idea.

3. What does Lily ultimately do with the letters between Bertha Dorset and Lawrence Selden?
(a) She burns the letters.
(b) She gives the letters back to Lawrence Selden.
(c) She gives the letters to Simon Rosedale for safekeeping.
(d) She hides the letters on a shelf.

4. In book 1, chapter 15, how does Lily respond to Simon Rosedale's marriage proposal ?
(a) She immediately accepts it.
(b) She flatly refuses.
(c) She asks for time to think about it.
(d) She laughs at him.

5. How does Lily fare at her new job?
(a) She takes a long time to learn and outperforms even those who have been doing the job for years.
(b) She takes a long time to learn but still does poorly.
(c) She learns quickly and does well.
(d) She is terrible at it.

6. What does the exhaustion and the stress of the day cause Lily to do when she tries to sleep the night she visited Nettie Struther?
(a) She speaks to the chemist about strengthening her sleeping medication.
(b) She increases the dosage of the sleeping medication.
(c) She renews her prescription for the sleeping medication.
(d) She steals another prescription for the sleeping medication.

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

8. In book 2, chapter 3, how does Bertha betray Lily at the end of the dinner party ?
(a) Bertha tells the guests that Lily had an affair with George.
(b) Bertha tells the guests about Lily's financial arrangement with Gus Trenor.
(c) Bertha announces that Lily will not be returning to the yacht with them that night.
(d) Bertha tells the guests that Lily has spread gossip about each and every one of them.

9. In book 2, chapter 6, what does Carry Fischer tell Lily about Bertha Dorset ?
(a) Bertha Dorset is gossiping about Lily to the Gormers.
(b) Bertha Dorset is interested in becoming friends with Lily again.
(c) Lily should attempt to mend her relationship with Bertha Dorset.
(d) Bertha Dorset will lose everything if George Dorset divorces her.

10. In book 2, chapter 5, why does Carry Fischer apologize to Lily ?
(a) For telling Lawrence Selden about the situation with the Italian prince in Europe.
(b) For making Lily take care of the Welly Brys.
(c) For not defending her to Bertha Dorset.
(d) For having lunch alone with Lawrence Selden in Monte Carlo.

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

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

13. What is Lily's past relationship with Nettie Struther?
(a) Lily introduced Nettie to her future husband.
(b) Lily and Nettie worked together decorating hats.
(c) Lily allowed Nettie to stay with her when Nettie was homeless.
(d) Lily donated money to treat Nettie's illness.

14. What does Simon Rosedale think about Lily's reaction to his suggestion of what she should do with the letters she purchased from Lawrence Selden's cleaning woman?
(a) He thinks it is because she loves Lawrence Selden.
(b) He thinks it is because she still wants the Dorsets as friends.
(c) He thinks she is tired of dealing with the situation.
(d) He thinks it is because she doesn't trust Simon Rosedale.

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) Relieved that she is now free to marry George Dorset.
(c) Insulted by his reasons.
(d) Crushed by his refusal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is George Dorset upset when Lily meets him on her way back to the yacht from the casino?

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

3. What does Gerty Farish tell Ned Silverton's relatives about his relationship with Bertha Dorset?

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

5. What does Lily confess to Lawrence Selden in book 2, chapter 12?

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