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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady


by Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady: I Hear It’s Seeing the Picture of Dorian Gray Quiz

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Q. What does Osmond like to do?

Play polo
Collect things
Eat his pizza crust first like a total weirdo
Q. What happens to Isabel’s baby?

It is miscarried
It turns into a werewolf every night. It’s too small to be very threatening, but the breast-feeding is ...
It dies at six months old
It is snatched up by a Skeksis who plans to drink its essence
Q. Why doesn’t Isabel let anyone know how miserable she is in her marriage?

Because her husband has threatened her to keep quiet
Because she hasn’t admitted it even to herself
Because she doesn’t want to scare her single friends out of the idea of marriage
Because she is too proud
Q. What romantic pairing does Osmond ask Isabel to arrange?

Lord Warburton and Pansy
Ralph and Madame Merle
Snooki and The Situation
Caspar and the Countess Gemini
Q. What does Isabel discover was Osmond’s reason for wanting to marry her?

So that she would be unavailable to marry Caspar
So that she could bear a child and he could preserve his family name
So that his daughter would be financially set for life
So that he could make a killing with the Bed, Bath and Beyond registry