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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What begins to take on an attractive appearance to Stephen?
(a) giving in to temptation
(b) the idea of becoming a priest
(c) his face in the mirror
(d) having religious discussions

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

3. What about his life in the past does Stephen now wonder about?
(a) why he had been born
(b) why his family always had such bad luck
(c) why he always thinks too much
(d) why he refused the priesthood

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

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

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

7. 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 a caring God
(c) the topic of Pergatory
(d) the topics of death and judgment

8. What does Stephen think when he sees his friends playing in the water?
(a) how they look characterless and pitiable in their nakedness
(b) how much stronger their bodies appear than his does
(c) how they seem happy and without a care in the world
(d) how confident they appear against his insecurities

9. How does the preacher define sin?
(a) a rebellion of the intellect, incompatible with our true nature
(b) a slap in the face of God
(c) a wallowing in sinful mire
(d) a giving in to our naturally base natures

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

11. 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

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

13. How could Stephen's thoughts after leaving the director's office be described in one word?
(a) astonished
(b) hostile
(c) vain
(d) empty

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

15. Leaving the director's office, what does Stephen think about the life offered him?
(a) He is filled with fear that his family will reject him.
(b) He is filled with pride that the director thinks he is so good.
(c) He does not see the priest as being more devoted than he is.
(d) He questions his motives for wanting to be a priest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What distracting sight does Stephen come upon while he wades in the water?

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

3. What does the rector announce to the class?

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

5. After the confession, how does Stephen feel?

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