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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does James characterize Brooksmith' success in his new positions?
(a) He had a hard time adjusting, but ultimately resigned himself.
(b) He stayed permanently at the first place he could find.
(c) He did not last long in any of them.
(d) He found himself at home.

2. What does Morgan urge Pemberton to do?
(a) Take a highly-paid job with another family.
(b) Walk out of the Moreens' house.
(c) Adopt him and raise him as his son.
(d) Stay with him no matter the cost.

3. How does the main character describe the Monarchs' intelligence?
(a) He says that they are brilliant at scheming socially.
(b) He says that they stay away from intellectual pursuits that might cause them discomfort.
(c) He says that they are ignorant about reality, but current on reading the news.
(d) He says that they are not very intelligent.

4. What effect have the Monarchs had on the main character's art, according to Jack Hawley?
(a) They bring it to life.
(b) They distract from it.
(c) They expand it.
(d) They hurt it.

5. Who is Morgan?
(a) A tutor.
(b) A writer.
(c) A student.
(d) A gardener.

6. What changes for Mr. Offord?
(a) He loses his memory.
(b) His health declines.
(c) He adopts Brooksmith.
(d) He inherits money.

7. What does Mrs. Moreen hold in her hands while she makes her offer to Pemberton?
(a) Her hat.
(b) A checkbook.
(c) A pair of soiled gloves.
(d) Her son.

8. Who is Pemberton?
(a) A gentleman.
(b) A tutor.
(c) A student.
(d) A lawyer.

9. What is Oronte's relationship with the main character?
(a) He is one of his regular models.
(b) He is one a representative from an gallery.
(c) He is one of his patrons.
(d) He is his manservant.

10. What is the reason for the Monarchs' insistence?
(a) They are the real thing.
(b) They deserve help.
(c) They have a lot to lose.
(d) They have assistance to offer.

11. What does Pemberton neglect to ask Mrs. Moreen?
(a) Where he will stay.
(b) What his hours will be.
(c) What he will be responsible for, exactly.
(d) How much he will be paid.

12. How does James describe Pemberton?
(a) Sophisticated and smart.
(b) Brilliant and curious.
(c) Outgoing and gregarious.
(d) Weak and ineffectual.

13. What does Daisy Miller do that gives people the idea that she and Mr. Giovanelli are engaged?
(a) Spends time with him alone.
(b) Kisses him publicly.
(c) Wears jewelry he gives her.
(d) Visits his house.

14. How does James describe Brooksmith's personality?
(a) Bumbling.
(b) Competent.
(c) Ineffectual.
(d) Jolly.

15. What kind of people are the Monarchs, according to the main character?
(a) People who think they are buying artists, not paintings.
(b) People who visit country houses.
(c) People who go to the opera to listen to the music.
(d) People who keep a lot of pets.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Brooksmith go after his mother dies?

2. What is discussed at Mr. Offord's home?

3. Where does Winterbourne encounter Daisy Miller the second time?

4. What was Julianne Bordereau's response to the publisher's initial request?

5. What does the main character think of the Monarchs?

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