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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. Where does Brooksmith go after his mother dies?
(a) He departs on long travels.
(b) To America.
(c) To Australia.
(d) He disappears.

2. Who is the boy Winterbourne meets?
(a) A street urchin.
(b) Daisy Miller's cousin.
(c) Daisy Miller's brother.
(d) Daisy Miller's son.

3. What is the Monarchs' reaction when the main character chooses Oronte and Miss Churm for the refined characters in the illustrations?
(a) They are shocked.
(b) They are disbelieving.
(c) They are depressed.
(d) They are outraged.

4. What thought do Mr. Offord's friends give Brooksmith after Mr. Offord's death?
(a) They think it would be wrong to hire him themselves.
(b) One of Mr. Offord's friends takes him in as his butler.
(c) They get together to help find him a new position.
(d) They ignore his requests for help or referrals.

5. What is the main character's response to this insistence?
(a) He argues with them.
(b) He listens without responding.
(c) He dismisses them.
(d) He agrees.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the main character of 'The Real Thing'?

3. How does James characterize the Monarchs as models?

4. What does the narrator send to Brooksmith?

5. How does James describe Brooksmith's physical appearance?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the narrator believe Brooksmith has gone?

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

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

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

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

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

7. Describe Mr. Oliver Offord's salons.

8. Who are Miss Churm and Oronte?

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

10. What is unique about James' narrative perspective in 'Brooksmith'?

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