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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What causes Stephen to recall how saints were tried again and again by sin?
(a) his many daily temptations
(b) his lingering guilt for his past
(c) his interest in the lives of saints
(d) his ability to avoid temptation

2. When the rector enters the classroom, what does the boy behind Stephen want him to do?
(a) to pretend to plug up his ears
(b) to ask the rector a difficult question
(c) to lead a salute to the rector
(d) to put an apple on the rector's desk

3. What will be the subjects of the retreat?
(a) confession and renewal
(b) death, judgment, hell, and heaven
(c) sin and salvation
(d) mortifying the flesh

4. Alone in his room, what does Stephen see when he closes his eyes?
(a) the tears of the virgin Mary
(b) the girl Emma begging bread
(c) his sins replayed before him
(d) faces of saints

5. What offer does the director make to Stephen when he calls him to his office?
(a) to become the student enforcer
(b) to join the Jesuits
(c) to become his assistant
(d) to skip a grade in school

6. What does Stephen seem to hear now that he has changed the course of his life?
(a) noisey clanging of discord
(b) strains of elfin music filled with nature
(c) symphonies of opportunity
(d) raindrops falling on his head

7. What strikes fear into the sinner, but is a blessed moment for the believer?
(a) the divil
(b) the Eucharist
(c) death
(d) confession

8. What interpretation does Stephen give to his dream and visions of beasts in the field?
(a) That he will reincarnate as a beast.
(b) That he will find salvation in a field.
(c) That it is the hell awaiting him: bestial and foul.
(d) That anyone looking at him will know his sins.

9. Going through all these strict devotions, how does Stephen come to feel about himself?
(a) as newly born and as having a virtuous soul
(b) as an unworthy penitent
(c) as a person burdened with grave responsibility
(d) as a serious candidate for the priesthood

10. What is Stephen coming to believe about gaining wisdom?
(a) It must be learned through study.
(b) It must happen through a miracle.
(c) It must come from his own experience.
(d) It must involve his family.

11. What does the preacher say awaits those who do not make use of the atonement of Christ to right their relationship with God?
(a) hell
(b) excommunication
(c) oblivion
(d) purgatory

12. How could Stephen's thoughts after leaving the director's office be described in one word?
(a) empty
(b) hostile
(c) astonished
(d) vain

13. What is it about his mother that really bothers Stephen when the subject of the university comes up?
(a) her objection to the expense
(b) her distrust of him
(c) her contempt for education
(d) her indifference

14. What sensation does Stephen get while thinking back to Clongowes?
(a) He feels his soul become childlike.
(b) He feels ashamed of his father's financial difficulties.
(c) He feels all grown up.
(d) He feels like the retreat is like falling into a ditch.

15. What does Stephen feel by allowing sin to creep near to him before resisting it at the last moment?
(a) a sense of power
(b) a terrible fear
(c) an intolerable weakness
(d) like playing a joke on the devil

Short Answer Questions

1. What is detailed by cramped conditions, the darkness, the stench, the fires, the enraged howls and suffering screams of the damned, and the mocking of devils?

2. What do the sermons do for Stephen?

3. How old is Stephen when he goes to confess his terrible sin?

4. How does Stephen feel about the Virgin?

5. What about his life in the past does Stephen now wonder about?

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