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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. 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 differences in European social order and the more democratic social order of the USA. Discuss the idea of social classes and give your opinion about such structure.

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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