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

2. What has Mrs. Costello done after seeing the Millers in the hotel?
(a) sent them an invitation to tea
(b) introduced herself
(c) had a migraine headache
(d) kept out of their way

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

4. Where does Daisy's brother say his father is?
(a) doing buisness in Rome
(b) in California, USA
(c) a better place than Europe
(d) upstairs in their hotel room

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Henry James describe Mrs. Miller?

2. What does Daisy suspect about Winterbourne's return to Geneva?

3. Given the chance to row off in the night with Winterbourne, what action indicates Daisy might not be as loose as people think?

4. How does Daisy react to his departure news?

5. Who speaks from out of the shadows?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Mrs. Costello's admonition to her nephew about Daisy?

4. What is the basis on which the questions of Daisy's innocence is judged?

5. What is another clue Winterbourne seems to miss that Daisy is interested in him?

6. What does Winterbourne observe about Daisy and her mother?

7. Explain Winterbourne's first impression of Daisy.

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

9. Describe the main conflict of the novel.

10. Briefly describe the double standard about morality implied in the novel.

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