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 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) Their conversation at Bellomont.
(c) Meeting at the train on the way to Bellomont.
(d) Seeing each other in Europe.

2. What is Lily exposed to as a result of her new position?
(a) New opportunities to acquire wealth.
(b) A very low class of acquaintances.
(c) A new social circle.
(d) Job responsibilites that she cannot perform.

3. At the beginning of book 2, chapter 13, how does Lily feel about the decisions she made regarding Simon Rosedale and Bertha Dorset?
(a) Regretful.
(b) Discouraged.
(c) Satisfied.
(d) Confused.

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

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

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

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

8. What does Lawrence Selden tell Lily about the Dorsets' possible divorce?
(a) They both blame Lily for forcing them to consider divorce.
(b) They have made up and probably won't divorce.
(c) They will wait until they return home to finalize their divorce.
(d) They want to divorce immediately.

9. How does Lily relate Ned Silverton's situation with Bertha Dorset to her own life?
(a) Lily is relieved that Ned Silverton occupies Bertha's time, so Bertha leaves Lily alone.
(b) Lily thinks it is quite romantic and wishes the same from her future husband.
(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.

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

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

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

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

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

15. In book 2, chapter 9, what is the condition of Lily's surroundings when she begins her new job?
(a) Frantic.
(b) Modest.
(c) Luxurious.
(d) Shabby.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who convinces Lily to marry Simon Rosedale?

2. At four o'clock in the afternoon, who is supposed to visit Lily, but doesn't show ?

3. What is Lily concerned about when she wakes up at Gerty's the morning after her argument with Gus Trenor?

4. Who gains the most from Lily's aunt's will?

5. In book 2, chapter 5, why does Carry Fischer apologize to Lily ?

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