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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. How does Daisy seem to Winterbourne during the trip?

2. What did a lady tell Mrs. Miller about local castles?

3. What is a young American named Winterbourne doing in Vevey, Switzerland?

4. Under other circumstances, what might make Daisy acceptable to European society?

5. What do the Millers do with Eugenio that the Europeans do not understand?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Winterbourne's attempt at a joke turn out badly?

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

3. How does Winterbourne respond to Mrs. Costello?

4. What is the contradiction in Daisy among the Americans?

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

6. What does Daisy say she is about to do that scandalizes the Americans at Mrs. Walker's house?

7. How does Mrs. Miller show her own naivete regarding Giovanelli?

8. What does Mrs. Walker say Daisy has done that is unacceptable?

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

10. Describe briefly how Daisy enjoys creating a fuss.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the growth and change in America after the Civil War (1861-1865) which saw people like the Millers become quite wealthy through industry and become world travelers. Your essay should discuss the American spirit and the American dream that influenced its growth and development.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on standing up for what you believe. Daisy defies social convention and berates Winterbourne for not standing up for her. What is the value of taking a stand and remaining true to that position? Discuss what is important to support and what does not really matter.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about the generation gap. In Daisy's day, Mrs. Miller is a perfect example of an older woman completely befuddled by the behavior of her children. Discuss the generation gap as something that has always existed and why you think that is.

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