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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. How does Daisy speak to her mother, the servant, and perfect strangers?
(a) with a shocking bluntness
(b) with a kind of sweetness
(c) with a very loud voice
(d) with a lot of curiosity

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

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

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

5. What does not seem to concern Winterbourne?
(a) Daisy's failure to fit into society
(b) Daisy's treatment of Eugenio.
(c) Daisy's wardrobe.
(d) Daisy's younger brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Mrs. Miller unable to do?

2. Why does Vevey appear to be more relaxed in social values than in other parts of Europe?

3. What circumstance about Winterbourne does Mrs. Costello think makes him naive about girls like Daisy?

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

5. What is a central clash in the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the overall objection to the Miller family?

2. What is it that Daisy does that causes so much gossip among the Americans?

3. Explain Winterbourne's attraction to Daisy.

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

5. How do even the women of this era accept the double standard of the sexes?

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

7. Explain Winterbourne's first impression of Daisy.

8. What are some of the Miller family behaviors that appear objectionable to the American expatriates?

9. What behavior on the part of the Millers accentuates the European-American conflict?

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

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