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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Stephen suddenly realize about his family relationships?
(a) that they are silently severing
(b) that they have stiffled the family
(c) that they have never been strong
(d) that they are becoming stronger

3. What begins to needle him and cause minor disruptions to his devotions?
(a) images of Emma in his head
(b) imperfections in himself
(c) remembering the girl on the tram
(d) the teasing of other boys

4. Why does Stephen exert enormous energy in filling his days with penitent devotion, zealous prayers, and rosary recitations?
(a) to memorize Catholic ritual
(b) to please his mother
(c) in elaborate attempts to mortify his senses
(d) to prepare himself for the seminary

5. What does the rector announce to the class?
(a) an early dismissal for the next few days
(b) extra credit for serving as altarboys
(c) tests for a scholarship program
(d) a retreat over the next few days

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

7. Where does Stephen's father want to send him?
(a) the university
(b) to Australia
(c) to New York
(d) to a trade school

8. How does Stephen come to view all of creation?
(a) as the evolution of the species
(b) as an accident of nature
(c) as a reminder of the lust in the world
(d) as an expression of God's love and power

9. What happens to Stephen's voice as he gets to his major sin?
(a) It is low and murmuring.
(b) It becomes stronger.
(c) It fails him completely.
(d) It is choked with emotion.

10. How does the priest react to Stephen's confession?
(a) suspicious that the boy is exaggerating
(b) refusing to give absolution
(c) with kind words and exhortation
(d) in shock and disgust

11. What worries Stephen about his devotions?
(a) that he is forgetting some improtant devltions
(b) that he is not doing them the right way
(c) that there is not enough time in the day to do them all
(d) that no degree of devotion shall ever be enough

12. At the first of the retreat, what helps to awaken Stephen's soul slightly?
(a) the topics of love and forgiveness
(b) the topic of Pergatory
(c) the topic of a caring God
(d) the topics of death and judgment

13. How does Stephen classify one who plays the role of a believer though he does not believe?
(a) as a hypocrite
(b) as a Jesuit
(c) as an agnostic
(d) as an atheist

14. To what does Stephen devote each different day of the week?
(a) to studying a different section of the catechism
(b) to physical exercise
(c) to a different religious facet or figure
(d) to recruiting new students to join him

15. What is the symbolism used to show Stephen's returning to nature?
(a) whistling a response to the song birds
(b) removing his stockings and wading in the breakwater
(c) joining the boys to swim in the water
(d) picking up rocks for his collection

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stephen think about when he hears his name called?

2. In whose honor is the retreat being held?

3. On his guilt trips, what does Stephen believe?

4. What interpretation does Stephen give to his dream and visions of beasts in the field?

5. What keeps him from confessing his unworthiness and walking out of the chapel?

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