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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Winterbourne feel about the sail to the castle?
(a) like a fish in a bowl
(b) like a tiresome way to travel
(c) like a boy with a new toy
(d) like an escapade or adventure

2. Why does Daisy think they send all the pretty dresses from France to America?
(a) there are no dress shops in Europe
(b) the ones in Europe are frightful
(c) they don't wear dresses in Europe
(d) only Americans can afford them

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

4. What does Daisy accuse Winterbourne of?
(a) being grave
(b) being superior
(c) being silent
(d) being jealous

5. Who does Winterbourne meet outside the hotel?
(a) a tour group from America
(b) the Miller family of Schenectady, New York
(c) his aunt's frequent gentleman caller
(d) friends of his from his school days

6. How does Daisy want to go?
(a) by steamer
(b) by bicycle
(c) on foot
(d) in a motor car

7. What bothers Winterbourne about Daisy's attitude toward the courier?
(a) the formality
(b) the antagonism
(c) the condescension
(d) the familiarity

8. What time is it when Daisy accepts the invitation to go for a row?
(a) midnight
(b) half past ten
(c) eleven o'clock
(d) nearly ten at night

9. What circumstance about Winterbourne does Mrs. Costello think makes him naive about girls like Daisy?
(a) his moving only in the best society
(b) his being away from America for a long time
(c) his limited education in Europe
(d) his weakness for anything that wears a skirt

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

11. What does Daisy say she has always had?
(a) an ability to meet strangers
(b) a distaste for all things European
(c) a great deal of gentlemen's society
(d) a closet full of Paris dresses

12. What bargain does Daisy strike to stop teasing Winterbourne?
(a) that he come see her in Rome
(b) that he return to the hotel before she leaves for Rome
(c) that he write letters to her from Geneva
(d) that he take her dancing that evening

13. Why does Winterbourne not visit his aunt in the hotel?
(a) she has a gentleman caller
(b) she is out shopping
(c) she has gone unexpectedly to Rome
(d) she is ill and not receiving visitors

14. How does Mrs. Costello epitomize the double standard of the day when her nephew tells her about his outing with Daisy?
(a) she tells her nephew he cannot come to see her again
(b) she assigns guilt to Daisy
(c) she accuses her nephew of corrupting a girl
(d) she tells her nephew to do his work in secret

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How much time passes between Winterbourne's first meeting Daisy and their trip to the castle?

2. What is the opinion of the locals and certain hotel guests about the Millers?

3. What did a lady tell Mrs. Miller about local castles?

4. What does Winterbourne say he was doing while not talking with Daisy?

5. What in Daisy's action indicates that she does not anticipate doing?

(see the answer keys)

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