Daisy Miller Test | Final 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. At the Colosseum, what does Winterbourne give Daisy over to?

2. Why do Winterbourne's and Daisy's paths gradually stop crossing?

3. How does Daisy tease Winterbourne about her reported engagement?

4. What does Winterbourne say he had done to Daisy?

5. What does Daisy ask if Winterbourne remembers?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Winterbourne respond to Mrs. Walker's request that he stop seeing Daisy?

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

3. How does Henry James satirize Americans in the scene at Mrs. Walker's afternoon gathering?

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

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

6. How does Giovanelli attempt to warn off Winterbourne who is walking toward him and Daisy?

7. Describe the information Winterbourne receives about Daisy from Mrs. Walker.

8. At Mrs. Walker's party, how does Winterbourne alter to stop Daisy's behavior?

9. Describe the coincidental meeting between Winterbourne and Daisy.

10. How does James show that Daisy is not romantically interested in Giovanelli?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the irony of Mrs. Costello's objection to Daisy's seeing Italian men. Although James does not comment on it, there is an irony that Mrs. Costello has an Italian last name. Discuss how people often condemn in otherw what they accept in themselves.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about Henry James as a storyteller. State your opinion about his ability to hold the interest of the reader. Include the literary devices he uses and how well you think he manages to do that.

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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