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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What are Americans seen as failing to do?
(a) properly appreciate Europe's ancient charms
(b) eat with the right utensils
(c) speak loudly in public
(d) learning european languages

3. Under what pretense does Daisy not want him to come to Rome?
(a) to help find a school for Randolph
(b) to look for a job
(c) to visit his aunt
(d) to collect Italian art

4. What is Daisy's younger brother's name?
(a) Rudolph G. Miller
(b) Rudolph C. Miller
(c) Randolph G. Miller
(d) Randolph C. Miller

5. Why do Mrs. Costello and the Europeans not need physical proof of Daisy's indiscretions?
(a) she appears to be pregnant
(b) the gossip is enough to brand her as immoral
(c) what she does in plain view is easy to tell what she does in private
(d) she tells on herself

6. What is Winterbourne's impression of himself?
(a) interested in the direction of the castle
(b) waiting for her to speak first
(c) embarrassed to be with her
(d) grinning from ear to ear

7. What is Winterbourne's reason for being attracted to Daisy?
(a) she is an excellent conversationalist
(b) she has no morals whatsoever
(c) she is wonderfully pretty
(d) she is obviously a rich girl

8. When does Winterbourne say he must return to Geneva?
(a) after they return from the castle
(b) tomorrow
(c) in two days
(d) next week

9. How much time passes between Winterbourne's first meeting Daisy and their trip to the castle?
(a) one day
(b) a week
(c) two days
(d) a fortnight

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

11. Given the chance to row off in the night with Winterbourne, what action indicates Daisy might not be as loose as people think?
(a) she decides she would rather they all go in and eat
(b) she kisses Winterbourne on the mouth and walks off
(c) she opts to return to the hotel with her family
(d) she refuses to make up her mind

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

13. What is the irony of Mrs. Costello's attitude?
(a) she is American, too, and her grandaughters are like Daisy
(b) she was once just like Daisy before she married
(c) she judges Daisy without ever having met her
(d) she is looked down on by Europeans herself

14. What secretly pleases Winterbourne?
(a) that she doesn't look at any men
(b) that people look at how pretty she is
(c) that she makes such a spectacle of herself
(d) that no men try to speak to her

15. What does Miss Featherstone ask Daisy about Americans?
(a) if they eat hotdogs for breakfast
(b) if they all live in hotels
(c) if they are all rich
(d) if they have schools

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a central clash in the novel?

2. How does Mrs. Costello see Daisy?

3. What surprises Winterbourne during the discussion about Chillon with Daisy's mother?

4. What happens when Daisy goes out alone with gentlemen?

5. What does Winterbourne conclude when he thinks he can spend time alone with Daisy?

(see the answer keys)

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