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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Stephen now view his life?
(a) as a drudge worker in a heartless world
(b) as a hopeless drifter without proper education
(c) as an escape from the old path and embarking on a new one
(d) as a complete waste from which he learned nothing

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

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

5. How does Stephen see himself because of his frequent visits to the brothel?
(a) as a liberated Catholic
(b) sunk into a swamp of spiritual and bodily sloth
(c) as a man and no longer a boy
(d) as an addict who cannot help himself

6. What does Stephen think about when he hears his name called?
(a) startled that he almost forgot his real name
(b) the Greek myth of Daedalus and his son Icarus as prophecy
(c) what a strange name he has
(d) Jesus calling his disciples to follow him

7. Since the only sins Stephen has to confess these days are minor, what does his confessor want him to name?
(a) sins that he would never commit
(b) sins that still tempt him
(c) his fantasies about sinning
(d) his old sins

8. What does Stephen resolve to do?
(a) find Emma and marry her
(b) become a priest
(c) make up for his sinful past with every hour of his life
(d) go and preach to the prostitutes in the brothel

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

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

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

12. Where does Stephen's walking around in smaller and smaller circles eventually lead him?
(a) to the brothel quarter
(b) to his home
(c) to the school
(d) the the church

13. Whose innocence does Stephen remember trampling on?
(a) Mercedes
(b) a young prostitute
(c) the girl on the tram
(d) a girl named Emma

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What begins to needle him and cause minor disruptions to his devotions?

2. What does the rector announce to the class?

3. How does Stephen now view the guardians of his boyhood?

4. As he goes outside, what serves to increase his piety?

5. How does the director describe the life of a priest?

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