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

2. What is the publisher's relationship with Julianne Bordereau?
(a) Her publishes her biography.
(b) He rents her a room.
(c) He rents a room from her.
(d) He seduces her.

3. What is Oronte's relationship with the main character?
(a) He is one a representative from an gallery.
(b) He is one of his patrons.
(c) He is one of his regular models.
(d) He is his manservant.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What thought do Mr. Offord's friends give Brooksmith after Mr. Offord's death?

2. Who is the boy Winterbourne meets?

3. How does James characterize the Monarchs?

4. What is Miss Churm's relationship with the main character?

5. What are the main character's feelings about the episode of the Monarchs' visit?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the conditions under which Morgan dies.

2. How does Winterbourne meet Daisy Miller?

3. What feelings does the ending of 'The Aspern Papers' create in the reader?

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

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

6. What is the setting of 'Daisy Miller,' and why is this significant?

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

8. What is the relationship between Pemberton and Morgan?

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

10. What is the publisher trying to obtain in 'The Aspern Papers'?

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