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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Winterbourne offer his arm to Daisy?
(a) to escort her to her room
(b) to escort her to his aunt's room
(c) to escort her to the boat landing
(d) to escort her to the concierge

2. What does Daisy accuse her mother of doing?
(a) poking around
(b) looking for gentlemen
(c) making a scene
(d) hiding from Randolph

3. How does Eugenio react on hearing that Daisy is going to Chillon Castle with Winterbourne?
(a) openly showing his disapproval
(b) afraid that Mrs. Miller will fire him
(c) glad to be relieved of watching her
(d) upset that he has to deal with the younger brother

4. What did a lady tell Mrs. Miller about local castles?
(a) not to waste time seeing them
(b) to be sure and see them all
(c) they are better than those in Italy
(d) they cost too much to visit

5. How does Daisy react to his departure news?
(a) she's happy to see him go
(b) she thinks he's horrid
(c) she laughs at him
(d) she doesn't respond

6. What does Winterbourne conclude he would deucedly enjoy?
(a) kicking Eugenio
(b) pulling Mrs. Miller's hair
(c) pushing Daisy into the lake
(d) going off with Daisy

7. Who speaks from out of the shadows?
(a) Eugenio
(b) Randolph
(c) the concierge
(d) Mrs. Costello

8. What theme of the novel runs through much of Henry James' novels?
(a) age against youth
(b) war and peace
(c) money and society
(d) tension between the Americans and the Europeans

9. What is symbolized by the ruins of the Chillon Castle?
(a) Europe's immobile economy
(b) the inferiority of Europeans
(c) the decay of Europe
(d) Europe's cultural heritage

10. What in Daisy's action indicates that she does not anticipate doing?
(a) anything wrong
(b) anything non controversial
(c) anything secret
(d) anything moral

11. Who does Mrs. Costello say would never behave the way Daisy does?
(a) Swiss girls
(b) French debutantes
(c) her friends' daughters
(d) her granddaughters

12. Under other circumstances, what might make Daisy acceptable to European society?
(a) her education and the fact that she is beautiful
(b) her financial situation and the fact that she dresses in perfection
(c) her willingness to give generously and her appearance
(d) her good taste in clothes and her descrition about men

13. How long does Daisy say Winterbourne has not spoken to her?
(a) an hour
(b) twenty minutes
(c) an hour and a half
(d) half an hour

14. How does Daisy seem to Winterbourne during the trip?
(a) a mixture of innocence and crudity
(b) a mixture of sophistication and barbarianism
(c) a mixture of youth and old age
(d) a mixture of elegance and rustic behavior

15. What does Daisy Miller tell Winterbourne about her trip?
(a) all the good shopping since being in Europe
(b) the problem she has meeting men
(c) all the bad experiences she has had
(d) the different kinds of weather she has seen

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Mrs. Costello and the Europeans not need physical proof of Daisy's indiscretions?

2. Where does Winterbourne wait for Daisy to join him for the trip to the castle?

3. What seems to disappoint Daisy?

4. What about Daisy is most intriguing to Winterbourne?

5. In Mrs. Costello's opinion, what may well-bred young ladies not do?

(see the answer keys)

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