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

2. What is it that requires Mr. Oliver Offord to stay home?
(a) His bad leg.
(b) His health.
(c) His ailing mother.
(d) His responsibilities.

3. 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.

4. What was Julianne Bordereau's response to the publisher's initial request?
(a) She rudely rejected him.
(b) She started to negotiate with him.
(c) She proposed terms that were more expensive than he could afford.
(d) She responded coyly.

5. Who is the main character of 'The Real Thing'?
(a) An illustrator.
(b) A patron of the arts.
(c) A businessman.
(d) A model.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Monarchs' reaction when the main character chooses Oronte and Miss Churm for the refined characters in the illustrations?

2. What does the main character think of the Monarchs?

3. What does the boy ask Winterbourne for in the garden?

4. Who is Pemberton?

5. How does James characterize Mr. and Mrs. Monarch?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Winterbourne meet Daisy Miller?

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

3. Who is the main character of 'In the Cage,' and what is he dilemma?

4. Where do John Marcher and May Bartram meet in 'The Beast in the Jungle'?

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

6. What is the telegraph operator's fiancée asking her to do?

7. What did James study before he took to writing, and how did this influence his writing?

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

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

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

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