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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 complete waste from which he learned nothing
(d) as a hopeless drifter without proper education

5. What does Stephen think about when he hears his name called?
(a) Jesus calling his disciples to follow him
(b) startled that he almost forgot his real name
(c) the Greek myth of Daedalus and his son Icarus as prophecy
(d) what a strange name he has

6. What does Stephen seem to hear now that he has changed the course of his life?
(a) raindrops falling on his head
(b) strains of elfin music filled with nature
(c) symphonies of opportunity
(d) noisey clanging of discord

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

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

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

10. What does Stephen suddenly realize about his family relationships?
(a) that they are silently severing
(b) that they have stiffled the family
(c) that they are becoming stronger
(d) that they have never been strong

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

12. 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 memorize Catholic ritual
(c) to prepare himself for the seminary
(d) to please his mother

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Stephen's condition as he leaves the retreat?

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

3. How does Stephen see his acts of devotion to God?

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

5. What is it about his mother that really bothers Stephen when the subject of the university comes up?

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