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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is happening with Stephen during further hard times for the family?
(a) He is turning to a life of crime.
(b) He is growing stronger in his faith.
(c) He is leaning toward joining the Jesuits.
(d) He is losing his faith again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How does Stephen begin seeing himself?
(a) as an artist forging a new life
(b) as a rag picker without hope
(c) as a political leader of men
(d) as a stern disciplinarian of boys

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

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

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

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

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

14. How does Stephen now view his life?
(a) as a complete waste from which he learned nothing
(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 drudge worker in a heartless world

15. After the confession, how does Stephen feel?
(a) happy to tell everyone his joy
(b) glad that it is over but feeling the same
(c) euphoric and filled with grace
(d) afraid he will die before receiving holy communion

Short Answer Questions

1. What worries Stephen about his devotions?

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

3. What does Stephen suddenly realize about his family relationships?

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

5. What does Stephen resolve to do?

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