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

2. What is Miss Churm's relationship with the main character?
(a) She is one a representative from an gallery.
(b) She is one of his regular models.
(c) She is one of his servants.
(d) She is one of his patrons.

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

4. What do the Monarchs insist on in respect to the main character?
(a) They will be excellent models for him.
(b) He should sell them all of his work.
(c) He should paint their portraits for a low price.
(d) He should help them present an illusion of wealth.

5. What condition does Pemberton impose on his agreement to work without pay?
(a) Morgan will know that he is working for nothing.
(b) Morgan will not be told that he is working for nothing.
(c) He will be boarded and clothed for free as well.
(d) He will get paid retroactively if the Moreens make money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who summons the narrator to Brooksmith's bedside when Brooksmith falls ill?

2. What does Mrs. Moreen hold in her hands while she makes her offer to Pemberton?

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

4. How does the main character describe the Monarchs' intelligence?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who are Miss Churm and Oronte?

5. What is the irony in the title ''The Real Thing'?

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

7. How effective is the unnamed publisher at getting the Aspern papers?

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

9. What does 'The Real Thing' say about the nature of art?

10. How does the publisher involve Miss Tita in his plot?

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