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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Stephen and Aubrey Mills formulate?
(a) a blood brother pact
(b) imaginary adventures
(c) ways to meet girls
(d) a team to make money

2. Why is Stephen exempted from his classes?
(a) because his glasses are broken
(b) because he broke his arm
(c) because he was perfect on his exams
(d) because he is still running a fever

3. Who gets into an argument during Christmas dinner?
(a) Dante and Uncle Charles
(b) Mother and Father
(c) Dante and Mr. Casey
(d) Stephen and Father

4. How do the boys see Stephen after he talks with the rector?
(a) as a hero
(b) as a sneak
(c) as an enemy
(d) as a tattle tale

5. What makes Stephen angry with himself?
(a) his youth and foolish impulses
(b) his lack of proper education
(c) his lack of ambition
(d) his inability to express himself

6. What do Stephen and Aubrey do in the meadow?
(a) ride a mare in the field
(b) look for buried treasure
(c) pretend to be pirates
(d) play football

7. What results when Stephen is bullied again?
(a) He runs away from Clongowes.
(b) He gets a bloody nose.
(c) His glasses break.
(d) He fights back.

8. At school, what is the unusual word Stephen sees carved into a desk?
(a) foetus
(b) fornication
(c) feces
(d) flatulance

9. What does Mr. Casey say he did to a woman who was speaking ill of Parnell?
(a) stepped on her toes
(b) slapped her with his gloves
(c) showed her his backside
(d) spit tobacco juice in her eye

10. What public transportation does Stephen take?
(a) shank's mare
(b) new motor buses
(c) horse drawn trams
(d) market carts

11. What limits the omniscience of the narrator of the story?
(a) He speaks mainly from Stephen's mother's point of view.
(b) He speaks largely from Stephen's perspective.
(c) He speaks with a devoutly religious voice.
(d) He speaks only as an Irish nationalist.

12. By summer, where has the family moved?
(a) Dublin
(b) Liverpool
(c) Blackrock
(d) Glaway

13. What does Stephen figure out about his not returning to Clongowes?
(a) His father has converted to Protestantism.
(b) They plan to send him to England to study.
(c) From then on he will be home schooled.
(d) It signifies a change in his father's finances.

14. While onstage delivering his lines, who does Stephen see in the audience?
(a) Father Arnall
(b) Uncle Charles and Dante
(c) his father with a strange woman
(d) the girl from the tram

15. Where do Stephen and his father go at night by rail?
(a) to Clongowes
(b) to Cork
(c) to Belfast
(d) to Gallway

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Stephen fantasize about marrying when he grows up?

2. How does Stephen regulate the noise he hears in the refractory?

3. What is the purpose of the trip that causes Stephen's father to sip from his flask?

4. Why does Uncle Charles no longer walk to the shops?

5. What is the rumor about the five boys who ran away from Clongowes?

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