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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. After dinner, why does Stephen march out of the house?
(a) to return to school and see Father Arnall
(b) to find a chapel in which to confess
(c) to go by the brothels to see if he can overcome his lusts
(d) to find Emma and beg her forgiveness

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

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

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

6. What keeps him from confessing his unworthiness and walking out of the chapel?
(a) the peacefulness of the chapel
(b) the fear of God
(c) the priest is watching him
(d) the Virgin Mary

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

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

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

10. What does the rector say the retreat signifies?
(a) a chance to enter the seminary
(b) a dedication to better study
(c) a time off for good behavior
(d) a withdrawal from the worldly cares

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

12. Who does not want Stephen to go to the university?
(a) his brothers and sisters
(b) Stephen
(c) his mother
(d) the Jesuits

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

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

15. When does the preacher say the soul of the sinner is judged, and the time for repentance is passed?
(a) while the world comes to an end
(b) while someone is dying
(c) while friends are weeping over the coffin
(d) while committing a deliberate sin

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose innocence does Stephen remember trampling on?

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

3. In whose honor is the retreat being held?

4. What suddenly awakens in Stephen as he revels in nature along the breakwater?

5. Who from the Bible are contrasted by the preacher?

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