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. What emotion prevents Winterbourne from going directly to see Daisy in Rome?

2. What does Winterbourne notice about Giovanelli?

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

4. What does Winterbourne do instead of trying to let Daisy know his true feelings?

5. What does Mrs. Walker tell Mr. Winterbourne?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Winterbourne begin to size up Giovanelli?

5. What shows the determination of Mrs. Walker to save the reckless American girl?

6. In what way does Daisy turn the tables on Winterbourne when he warns her about Giovanelli?

7. Describe the point at which Daisy and Winterbourne come into conflict.

8. How does Winterbourne lecture Daisy at the Palace of the Caesars?

9. How does the news about Daisy alter Winterbourne's plans after he arrives in Rome?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Write an essay expressing your opinion as to whether double standards between the sexes still exist. In your essay discuss such things as unwed mothers, unequal pay for equal work, and excluding women from certain male sports.

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