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Multiple Choice Questions

1. On his guilt trips, what does Stephen believe?
(a) that maybe there is no God and no need for religion
(b) that God created him the way he is and there is nothing he can do about it
(c) that false homage to God cannot atone for sin as grievous as his.
(d) that he can confess to the Virgin and never do it again

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. To what does Stephen devote each different day of the week?
(a) to a different religious facet or figure
(b) to studying a different section of the catechism
(c) to recruiting new students to join him
(d) to physical exercise

10. 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 contempt for education
(c) her distrust of him
(d) her indifference

11. How does Stephen react to the announcement of the rector?
(a) He plans to be sick next Friday.
(b) His attitude is one of boredom.
(c) He is glad he will have a chance to reform.
(d) His heart withers with fear.

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

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

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

15. 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 drudge worker in a heartless world
(d) as a hopeless drifter without proper education

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Stephen to recall how saints were tried again and again by sin?

2. How does Stephen begin to see his mother's faith?

3. What does the rector announce to the class?

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

5. What offer does the director make to Stephen when he calls him to his office?

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