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. A few days later at Mrs. Walker's party, how does Daisy show up?

2. What resolve does Winterbourne make about Daisy's meeting with Giovanelli?

3. What renews Winterbourne's interest in Daisy Miller?

4. More so in Rome, what is the central theme of the novel?

5. What does Winterbourne finally decide about Daisy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Winterbourne begin to size up Giovanelli?

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

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

4. What confirmation about Daisy's innocence does Winterbourne finally receive?

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

6. What is the admonition Winterbourne receives from his aunt?

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

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

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

10. Seeing Daisy with Giovanelli, how does he feel about her flirtation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on standing up for what you believe. Daisy defies social convention and berates Winterbourne for not standing up for her. What is the value of taking a stand and remaining true to that position? Discuss what is important to support and what does not really matter.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about means of travel. Discuss (although it is not mentioned per se in the novella) how the Millers came from America and the various means of transportation mentioned in the book. Your essay should then compare travel in the 19th Century to 21st Century travel.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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