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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth


by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth: A Whole House of It? That’s Too Much Mirth. Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The House of Mirth? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why is Lily drawn to Lawrence?

Because he is a millionaire
Because he is the most handsome man she has ever seen
Because they are soul mates
Because he made a post-hypnotic suggestion that she would come to him every time she heard a clock chime
Q. How does Lily try to make money while she is waiting to marry?

She plays the stock market
She builds a counterfeiting machine
She sells her personal belongings on eBay
She opens a hat shop
Q. What does a charwoman do?

Grill burgers
Make important decisions in a company
Clean houses
Blackmail the wealthy
Q. What does Gus want in exchange for the money he has been giving Lily?

Nothing - it was a gift
Her firstborn. You know what? She can throw in the secondborn while she’s at it.
Her friendship
Q. Why does Bertha invite Lily to join them on their cruise?

Because she considers her family
To keep her husband distracted
To keep her away from Gus
Because they’re one person short for their shuffleboard team