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. Where does Daisy's brother say his father is?

2. What does Daisy say she has always had?

3. What does the brother say Daisy's real name is?

4. How does Eugenio react on hearing that Daisy is going to Chillon Castle with Winterbourne?

5. What does Winterbourne offer to do to show his good intentions?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain Winterbourne's attraction to Daisy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about cause and effect. Use the idea in DAISY MILLER that the night air causes malaria. Discuss how humans need to assign a cause or blame for anything but are very often wrong in their conclusions. Include some other old wives tales that were once accepted as the truth but are disproved today.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay expressing your ideas about judging books by their covers. Daisy Miller suffers from being judged unfairly by prudes and snobs. Express you opinion about similar things happening today.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the modern social distinction of money. Use the example of a girl or boy from a wealthy family falling in love with someone from a middle income family. Discuss how such situations may play out.

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