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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What goes through Stephen's head as he enters the confessional?
(a) He anticipates great relief afterward.
(b) He wonders if the priest will recognize his voice.
(c) He wishes his sin had been any but the one it is.
(d) He considers running away.

3. What does the rector announce that will take place on Friday?
(a) all classes will be shortened
(b) a day of prayer and meditation will be observed
(c) confession will be heard
(d) a banquet will be served

4. What is Stephen's condition as he leaves the retreat?
(a) Stephen is determined to leave the Church.
(b) Stephen is happy that he has overcome his lusts.
(c) Stephen is rebellious against all he had heard.
(d) Stephen is so sick he fears he may have already died.

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

6. What does Stephen do after running in ecstasy along the beach?
(a) lies down and falls asleep
(b) returns to look for the girl
(c) runs home to tell his mother
(d) goes home to write poetry

7. How does Stephen begin to see his mother's faith?
(a) as fading away with the family trials
(b) as being insincere and empty
(c) as being disloyal toward him
(d) as being the cause of his father's failures

8. What does Stephen discover when he returns home from the director's office?
(a) The family is being forced to move again.
(b) His father is in the hospital.
(c) Uncle Charles has died.
(d) They are all excited about his becoming a priest.

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

10. 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 is choked with emotion.
(d) It fails him completely.

11. What do the sermons do for Stephen?
(a) They give him a good laugh.
(b) They pierce Stephen's clouded mind and sin-numbed soul.
(c) They put him to sleep.
(d) They make him reject the teaching of the Church.

12. As he goes outside, what serves to increase his piety?
(a) the songs of the birds
(b) the smell of baking bread
(c) the sound of bells
(d) the raw morning air

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

14. How does Stephen now view the guardians of his boyhood?
(a) as necessary influences
(b) as the factor that has made him strong
(c) as ways of keeping him ignorant
(d) as means of controlling him

15. What suddenly awakens in Stephen as he revels in nature along the breakwater?
(a) a new found creativity
(b) a better understanding of his family
(c) a longing for security
(d) a desire to return to the church

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stephen feel by allowing sin to creep near to him before resisting it at the last moment?

2. How does Stephen begin seeing himself?

3. How does Stephen see himself because of his frequent visits to the brothel?

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

5. How does Stephen classify one who plays the role of a believer though he does not believe?

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