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

2. What does Winterbourne offer to do to show his good intentions?
(a) leave a security deposit
(b) hire a chaperon
(c) to introduce Daisy to his aunt
(d) take the little brother along

3. How does Mrs. Costello see Daisy?
(a) as coarse and a flirt
(b) as arrogant
(c) as stupid and unstylish
(d) as a gold digger

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

5. What seems to disappoint Daisy?
(a) that Winterbourne throws a tantrum
(b) that Winterbourne walks away
(c) that Winterbourne doesn't make a fuss
(d) that Winterbourne keeps his mouth shut

Short Answer Questions

1. What bothers Winterbourne about Daisy's attitude toward the courier?

2. What does Daisy do inside the castle?

3. What does Winterbourne say his function is for the trip to Chillon Castle?

4. What habit does Daisy have that is different from European girls?

5. What does Daisy say her mother doesn't like?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the courier Eugenio react to the suggestion that Daisy go to the Chillon Castle with Winterbourne?

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

3. How does Winterbourne miss a third clue about Daisy's attraction to him?

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

5. What shows the ineptitude of Mrs. Miller as a mother?

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the main conflict of the novel.

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