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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Why has Winterbourne come to the place where he meets Daisy Miller?
(a) To meet Daisy Miller.
(b) To come to school.
(c) To visit his aunt.
(d) To visit his lover.

3. Where does the narrator think Brooksmith is now?
(a) Waiting table for the gods.
(b) Traveling.
(c) Playing horses in America.
(d) Hobnobbing in London.

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

5. Who steers conversation at Mr. Offord's house?
(a) Mr. Offord.
(b) The guests steer it among themselves.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Brooksmith.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Brooksmith's role at Mr. Offord's gatherings?

2. What does Mr. Offord leave to Brooksmith when he dies?

3. Who is the boy Winterbourne meets?

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

5. Who is Jeffrey Aspern?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Europeans believe will happen to Daisy Miller, and what is their knowledge founded in?

2. What is it about Daisy Miller that is so shocking the Europeans, and certain Americans?

3. How does Winterbourne meet Daisy Miller?

4. Who are Miss Churm and Oronte?

5. What is the significance of the illustrator's statement that he doesn't regret the experience of drawing the Monarchs?

6. What is the first surprise we find out about Major and Mrs. Monarch?

7. What is Brooksmith's relationship with Mr. Oliver Offord?

8. What is the narrator's interest in Brooksmith?

9. Who are Major and Mrs. Monarch?

10. What is James saying about aristocracy in 'The Real Thing'?

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