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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When does Lily run into Simon Rosedale?
2. Who is Gerty Farish?
3. Why does Lily join a party with Carry Fischer and another couple in the Adirondacks?
4. In book 1, chapter 6, how is Lily able to spend Sunday afternoon with Lawrence Selden rather than Percy Gryce?
5. What is Carry Fischer's job?
Short Essay Questions
1. Lily meets and has tea with Simon Rosedale while on her way home from the chemist. What does Lily tell him?
2. In book 2, chapter 7, how does Lily view the morality of accepting money from Gus Trenor, and the morality of using the letters she acquired from Lawrence Selden's cleaning woman?
3. In book 1, chapter 15, what does Lily realize regarding her debt to Gus Trenor?
4. In book 1, chapter 1, why is Lawrence Selden surprised that Lily accepts his offer to have tea alone with him in his apartment?
5. After Bertha has betrays Lily, how does Lawrence Selden feel toward Lily?
6. In book 1, chapter 10, why does Lily continue her arrangement with Gus Trenor?
7. In book 1, chapter 11, what does Lily's aunt do after Grace Stepney talks to her about Lily?
8. Why does Lily envy Lawrence Selden's lifestyle?
9. In book 1, chapter 13, how does Lily feel when Gus Trenor reveals his true intentions toward her?
10. Why does Lily believe it would be better to marry Simon Rosedale instead of George Dorset?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
List the main events from The House of Mirth. Could you change the order of the main events or leave out any main events? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The author uses foreshadowing throughout The House of Mirth. Give three examples of what you think are the most effective uses of foreshadowing in the story, and why you think these examples are the most effective. Include in your answer what these events foreshadow.
Essay Topic 3
In The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton criticizes the relationships women have with each other because they are competitive and mean. Choose a relationship between two women in The House of Mirth that best exemplifies the competitive and mean spirit criticized by the author. Explain why you chose this particular relationship.
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