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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the boy ask Winterbourne for in the garden?
(a) A cube of sugar.
(b) A book.
(c) Money.
(d) Directions.

2. What is the cause of Daisy Miller's death?
(a) Malaria.
(b) Drowning.
(c) Scarlet fever.
(d) Shame.

3. How does James characterize the Monarchs?
(a) Well-born.
(b) Lackadaisical.
(c) Angry.
(d) Slovenly.

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

5. Where is Oronte from?
(a) Sweden.
(b) Portugal.
(c) Italy.
(d) Sicily.

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

7. What outcome is the main character hoping his work will bring?
(a) Commissions for portraits.
(b) Investors for his gallery.
(c) A commission to illustrate a series of books.
(d) A commission to write a book.

8. How does James characterize the Monarchs as models?
(a) Useless.
(b) Inventive.
(c) Fidgety.
(d) Uncreative.

9. How does James describe Brooksmith's physical appearance?
(a) Lanky.
(b) Fat.
(c) Tall.
(d) Short.

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

11. How does Morgan die?
(a) From tuberculosis.
(b) From a broken heart for what he thought was Pemberton's betrayal.
(c) From malaria.
(d) From shock to find out that his parents were actually broke.

12. How does James characterize the relationship between Morgan and Pemberton?
(a) Lovers.
(b) Comrades.
(c) Enemies.
(d) Brothers.

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

14. What does the main character think of the Monarchs?
(a) They will commission portraits.
(b) They are coming to model for him.
(c) They are looking for their daughter.
(d) They have come to buy paintings.

15. Where does Winterbourne encounter Daisy Miller the second time?
(a) In the street.
(b) In a garden in Rome.
(c) At Mrs. Walker's home.
(d) At Mr. Giovanelli's home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the crowd like that came to Mr. Offord's house?

2. What is the publisher's relationship with Julianne Bordereau?

3. Who chooses which visitors to admit to Mr. Offord's house?

4. Where doe Brooksmith end up finding work?

5. Who is Jeffrey Aspern?

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