The House of Mirth Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which friend remains faithful to Lily after her aunt dies?

2. 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?

3. In book 2, chapter 2, who does Lily decide to become friends with after Carry Fischer warns Lily about her behavior the previous night ?

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

5. How does Lily react to Bertha's betrayal of her at the dinner party ?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain one of the following themes as it is developed in The House of Mirth. Use examples from the story to explain your answer.

1) Lily's use of beauty as wealth and to gain wealth.

2) Lily's inability to judge what is appropriate and what is not in her relationships with men.

Essay Topic 2

What are the causes of Lily Bart's ultimate downfall? Which causes are external? Which causes are internal? Which cause had the greatest influence on Lily's downfall? Why? Was this cause an external or an internal cause?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the following statement: The only difference between a falsehood and a truth is whom people choose to believe.

1) Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

2) Give examples from The House of Mirth that prove or disprove this statement.

(see the answer keys)

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