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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Oronte and Miss Churm do to assume different characters?
(a) Invent speeches for the characters.
(b) Begin speaking differently.
(c) Close their eyes.
(d) Change clothes.

2. To whom does Winterbourne defend Daisy Miller's character?
(a) Mrs. Walker.
(b) Daisy Miller's mother.
(c) Mr. Walker.
(d) Mr. Giovanelli.

3. The Monarchs ask the main character to hire them as ___________.
(a) His agents.
(b) His models.
(c) His publicists.
(d) His servants.

4. What is the publisher trying to get his hands on?
(a) Aspern's lover.
(b) Aspern's love letters.
(c) Aspern's property.
(d) Aspern's unpublished manuscripts.

5. Where does Brooksmith work after his illness?
(a) As a footman.
(b) As a waiter.
(c) As a cook.
(d) As a stable hand.

6. How does James characterize the Moreens?
(a) Bookish.
(b) Frivolous.
(c) Naïve.
(d) Flamboyant.

7. What is discussed at Mr. Offord's home?
(a) Politics.
(b) High society.
(c) Business.
(d) Art and ideas.

8. What does the publisher agree to do for Julianne Bordereau?
(a) Bring flowers to Miss Tita.
(b) Tend to the garden himself.
(c) Build a terrace in the garden.
(d) Hire someone to tend the garden.

9. Paula and Amy Moreen are employed at _____________.
(a) Finding husbands.
(b) Knitting.
(c) Factory work.
(d) Charity work.

10. Who is the main character of 'The Real Thing'?
(a) A model.
(b) A patron of the arts.
(c) A businessman.
(d) An illustrator.

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

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

13. 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 not very intelligent.
(d) He says that they are ignorant about reality, but current on reading the news.

14. What position do the Monarchs always occupy in the illustrations the main character makes?
(a) They bring life to the pictures.
(b) They dominate the others.
(c) They are the only interesting figures in the pictures.
(d) They drain life from the pictures.

15. Where does Brooksmith go after his mother dies?
(a) He departs on long travels.
(b) To America.
(c) He disappears.
(d) To Australia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Brooksmith enjoy about the gatherings at Mr. Offord's house?

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

3. How does James characterize the relationship between Mr. Offord and Brooksmith?

4. How does James describe Brooksmith's physical appearance?

5. How does Morgan die?

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