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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 the relationship between Mr. Offord and Brooksmith?
(a) Intimate friends.
(b) Father and son.
(c) Distant relations.
(d) Employee-employer.

2. 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.

3. What is it that shocks Mrs. Walker about Daisy Miller's behavior?
(a) She drinks.
(b) She walks with men in the street.
(c) She goes out alone.
(d) She smokes cigarettes.

4. How often does the narrator stop by Mr. Offord's house?
(a) Rarely.
(b) Constantly.
(c) Regularly.
(d) Never.

5. Who is Julianne Bordereau?
(a) Aspern's lover.
(b) Aspern's wife.
(c) Miss Tita's niece.
(d) Aspern's aunt.

6. How does James characterize Mr. and Mrs. Monarch?
(a) Unctuous.
(b) Preposterous.
(c) Shabby.
(d) Distinguished.

7. The Monarchs ask the main character for ___________.
(a) Work as models.
(b) Referrals to a painter.
(c) Portraits.
(d) Paintings to buy.

8. Who summons the narrator to Brooksmith's bedside when Brooksmith falls ill?
(a) Brooksmith's aunt.
(b) A friend.
(c) Mr. Offord's daughter.
(d) Brooksmith's daughter.

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

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

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

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

13. What are the main character's feelings about the episode of the Monarchs' visit?
(a) He is profoundly sorry he cannot help them.
(b) He resents them for corrupting his art.
(c) He doesn't regret it.
(d) He wishes they had never come.

14. Who is Jeffrey Aspern?
(a) A clerk.
(b) A publisher.
(c) A painter.
(d) A renowned poet.

15. What is Brooksmith's role at Mr. Offord's gatherings?
(a) Fixing drinks.
(b) Hiding the affairs.
(c) Managing the servants.
(d) Moderating discussion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the publisher trying to get his hands on?

2. How does James describe Pemberton's salary?

3. How does James characterize the Monarchs as models?

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

5. What thought does the narrator give to Brooksmith after Mr. Offord's death?

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