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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady


by Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady: That’s a Lady? She Couldn’t Have Shaved First? Quiz

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Q. Who proposes to Isabel?

Mr. Touchett
Lord Warburton
Mickey Rooney
Q. Aside from visiting Isabel, why is Henrietta excited about being in Europe?

As a journalist, she is eager to report on life in Europe
As an artist, she is eager to explore the museums and galleries of Europe
As an architect, she is eager to see the cathedrals and other old buildings of Europe
As a Jerry Lewis impersonator, she is eager to endear herself to the French
Q. What is Isabel’s response when Caspar also proposes?

That perhaps he’s being a little too friendly
She informs him that she has already committed to three other men, and is starting to get worried about spreading herself too thin
She accepts
She turns him down
She asks him for some time to decide
Q. What does Ralph convince Mr. Touchett to do before he dies?

Change his will to leave a fortune to Isabel
Change his will to leave Gardencourt to Ralph
Change his will to leave all of his money to charity
Step into his coffin so they don’t have to bother with moving the body
Q. To whom does Madame Merle introduce Isabel?

The Countess Gemini
Her personal trainer. Hint hint.
Gilbert Osmond