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. Winterbourne makes a conclusion that Daisy is not an innocent child but a woman with what attribute?

2. What does Mrs. Walker want Daisy to do?

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

4. What does Winterbourne volunteer to do?

5. What rude comment does Randolph make to Mrs. Walker?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Winterbourne begin to size up Giovanelli?

4. To solve the problem of Daisy's going alone, how does Winterbourne provide an answer?

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

6. How does Daisy astonish Mrs. Walker that afternoon in her house?

7. How does Winterbourne respond to Mrs. Costello?

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

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

10. Describe the coincidental meeting between Winterbourne and Daisy.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on competition in love. Use the verbal sparring between Giovanelli and Winterbourne as an example of how men compete for the attention of a woman. In your essay suggest how Winterbourne might have done a better job of courting Daisy.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay comparing Daisy to the Cindy Lauper song, Girls Just Want to Have Fun. In your essay show how Henry James' Daisy Miller foreshadows a much less restrictive future for young American women.

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