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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Stephen see his acts of devotion to God?
(a) as tally marks on a chalkboard
(b) as notches in a heavenly belt
(c) as protection against prostitutes
(d) as pressing keys of a divine cash register

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

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

4. 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 skip a grade in school
(d) to become the student enforcer

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

6. In whose honor is the retreat being held?
(a) The Virgin Mary
(b) Saint Jude, patron of lost causes
(c) Saint Francis Xavier, patron of the college
(d) Saint Francis of Assissi

7. Although he purposefully enters the brothel, how does he feel later?
(a) justified that he acted only out of nature
(b) disturbed that he cannot save the workers there
(c) numbed as though he had not gone in
(d) wounded and shamed by much of what he perceives there

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

9. Who from the Bible are contrasted by the preacher?
(a) Adam and Eve are contrasted with Christ.
(b) Pontius Pilate is contrasted with christ.
(c) Moses is contrasted with Christ.
(d) Pharaoh is contrasted with Christ.

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

11. What does the preacher say is available to the living to spare them from this everlasting torment?
(a) vows
(b) unqualified absolution
(c) repentance
(d) candles and incense

12. How does Stephen feel about the Virgin?
(a) As a mother, she overlooks the sins of her children.
(b) Mary does not humiliate the sinner who approaches her.
(c) She can order her Son to do her will.
(d) She has chosen him to be her white knight.

13. 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) raindrops falling on his head
(d) noisey clanging of discord

14. 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) his old sins
(d) sins that he would never commit

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What sensation does Stephen get while thinking back to Clongowes?

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

5. Going through all these strict devotions, how does Stephen come to feel about himself?

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