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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 does Mr. Offord conduct in his home?
(a) Business meetings.
(b) A salon.
(c) A reading club.
(d) Political meetings.

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

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

4. How does James describe Miss Churm?
(a) A dark, passionate girl.
(b) A freckled cockney girl.
(c) A milky-skinned, complacent girl.
(d) A fiery-tempered, red-cheeked girl.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is improper about Winterbourne talking to Daisy Miller at first?

2. What is it that shocks Mrs. Walker about Daisy Miller's behavior?

3. What does the publisher believe is the reason for Julianne Bordereau wearing a certain accessory in his presence?

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

5. What condition does Pemberton impose on his agreement to work without pay?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the Moreens' financial situation, and how does this affect Pemberton?

3. Who is Pemberton? What is he hired to do?

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

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

6. What effect do the Monarchs have on the illustrator's art?

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

8. What prevents Mr. Oliver Offord's friends from hiring Brooksmith?

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

10. How does Winterbourne meet Daisy Miller?

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