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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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

4. How does Henry James describe Mrs. Miller?
(a) overweight with a prominent nose
(b) large and elegant
(c) small and spare with a wandering eye
(d) hawk-like and narrow of forehead

5. 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 weakness for anything that wears a skirt
(c) his limited education in Europe
(d) his being away from America for a long time

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Daisy do inside the castle?

2. Why does Mrs. Costello say about meeting Daisy Miller?

3. What does not seem to concern Winterbourne?

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

5. Where does Daisy's brother say his father is?

Short Essay Questions

1. What seems to be a flirtatious pastime of Daisy's?

2. Describe Daisy's coquettish behavior with Winterbourne on the way to Chillon.

3. Explain Winterbourne's attraction to Daisy.

4. What are the questions James raises about Daisy Miller?

5. How does Miller set up a theme of tension between the Americans and the Europeans?

6. What is Winterbourne's self-image on the trip?

7. What is the irony of Mrs. Costello's nieces in America?

8. Describe how one of the two main characters is introduced at the beginning of the novel.

9. What shows Daisy's awareness of the American expatriates' snobbishness?

10. Relate an example of Daisy's stopping before going too far.

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