Daisy Miller Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Americans seen as failing to do?

2. What does Daisy Miller tell Winterbourne about her trip?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes Winterbourne so proud on the trip to Chillon?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is it in Daisy's conversation that Winterbourne misses that should have told him how Daisy is feeling about him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the value of preserving antiquities. List in your essay the reasons preserving architecture and artifacts have an important role to play in human understanding of our history.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about understanding other people. As an example, Winterbourne never seems to catch on to Daisy's teasing. Your essay should discuss the importance of learning other people's personalities in order to build good relationships.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay entitled, I Think Daisy Miller Would Fit in Well Today. What would she be like today? How would she dress? How would she be accepted by society today? Write about Daisy as a forerunner of the modern American woman.

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