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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth


by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth: Wait a Minute - Is She Being Ironic? 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 did Aunt Julia write Lily mostly out of her will?

Because she heard word of a scandal that supposedly involved Lily
Because she never liked Lily
Because she preferred to leave the bulk of her fortune to Ramon, the gardener, who always weeded the yard shirtless
Because she wanted her to learn how to get by in life without having everything handed to her
Q. On what condition will Simon Rosedale marry Lily?

She must agree never to see or speak to Lawrence again
She must promise to wear the "Punish Me" panties he bought her
She must agree to give up her esteemed social status
She must be wealthy
She must start letting him wear his shoes in the house
Q. What does Lily do with Bertha’s letters?

She blackmails Bertha
She burns them
She sells them
She makes a scandalous letter mobile and hangs it over her bed
Q. How does Lily die?

She dies of old age
It’s unclear what got her first - the chainsaw or the cougar
She dies of asphyxiation
She dies of a drug overdose
Q. Who discovers Lily’s body?

A couple of aggressively proactive vultures