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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the main character describe the Monarchs' intelligence?
2. How does James characterize Brooksmith' success in his new positions?
3. Where does Brooksmith work after his illness?
4. What does Winterbourne realize with a shock, about Daisy Miller?
5. Paula and Amy Moreen are employed at _____________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of the illustrator's statement that he doesn't regret the experience of drawing the Monarchs?
2. What is the irony in the title ''The Real Thing'?
3. Who is Pemberton? What is he hired to do?
4. Where does the narrator believe Brooksmith has gone?
5. How does Winterbourne meet Daisy Miller?
6. What is Brooksmith's relationship with Mr. Oliver Offord?
7. What does 'The Real Thing' say about the nature of art?
8. How does the publisher involve Miss Tita in his plot?
9. What feelings does the ending of 'The Aspern Papers' create in the reader?
10. What is James saying about aristocracy in 'The Real Thing'?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the role of women in James' stories? How are they distinguished from men? Are their roles distinct, or is there much overlap or ambiguity? What is the purpose or use of this interrelation?
Essay Topic 2
Many of James' characters are weak or ineffectual young men. What virtues or strengths do these young men have, and do they compensate for their weaknesses?
Essay Topic 3
In 'The Real Thing' and other stories, James uses irony to evoke strong emotions and even feelings of surprise in the reader. Describe two different uses of irony in James' stories. Analyze the emotions created in the reader by the stories.
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