Daisy Miller Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Book One, how might Daisy be viewed?

2. When Winterbourne goes looking for Daisy and Giovanelli in the park, what does Daisy do when she spots him?

3. Why does Winterbourne arrive in Rome that winter?

4. What is the ironic double standard at the end of the novel?

5. When does Winterbourne decide emphatically that Daisy is not a nice girl?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on writing. Using Henry James as an example, discuss your thoughts on the contribution writers have made toward civilization. Speculate in your essay what the world would be like without the great writing down through the ages.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay entitled Why I Would Like to Visit Italy. Using some of the sites Daisy visits in Rome, give your reasons for wanting to visit there. Your essay should also mention Italian fashion and how it has influenced fashion in the USA.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay comparing Daisy's disinterest in the antiquities of Chillon Castle to a modern American youth's attitude toward amusements and games before the electronic ear. In making the comparison use Daisy's attitude at Chillon to compare with a modern young person at a museum of old board games. Ideally this essay will have a humorous tone.

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