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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 the main character think of the Monarchs?
(a) They are coming to model for him.
(b) They have come to buy paintings.
(c) They will commission portraits.
(d) They are looking for their daughter.

2. How does the main character describe the Monarchs' intelligence?
(a) He says that they are brilliant at scheming socially.
(b) He says that they are ignorant about reality, but current on reading the news.
(c) He says that they are not very intelligent.
(d) He says that they stay away from intellectual pursuits that might cause them discomfort.

3. Who is Morgan?
(a) A writer.
(b) A student.
(c) A gardener.
(d) A tutor.

4. Who chooses which visitors to admit to Mr. Offord's house?
(a) Mrs. Offord.
(b) Brooksmith.
(c) Mr. Offord.
(d) The narrator.

5. 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 depressed.
(c) They are disbelieving.
(d) They are outraged.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the publisher not get the papers?

2. Where is Oronte from?

3. Paula and Amy Moreen are employed at _____________.

4. What does Brooksmith enjoy about the gatherings at Mr. Offord's house?

5. What does Daisy Miller do that gives people the idea that she and Mr. Giovanelli are engaged?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who are Major and Mrs. Monarch?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Where does the narrator believe Brooksmith has gone?

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