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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is detailed by cramped conditions, the darkness, the stench, the fires, the enraged howls and suffering screams of the damned, and the mocking of devils?
(a) the prison for those who commit murder
(b) the treatment Jesus endured at the hands of man
(c) the eternal suffering in hell
(d) the heads of people who willfully sin

2. 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 pressing keys of a divine cash register
(d) as protection against prostitutes

3. What does the rector announce to the class?
(a) an early dismissal for the next few days
(b) extra credit for serving as altarboys
(c) a retreat over the next few days
(d) tests for a scholarship program

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

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

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

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

8. 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) sins that he would never commit
(c) his fantasies about sinning
(d) his old sins

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

10. What begins to needle him and cause minor disruptions to his devotions?
(a) the teasing of other boys
(b) images of Emma in his head
(c) imperfections in himself
(d) remembering the girl on the tram

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stephen think about when he hears his name called?

2. What suddenly awakens in Stephen as he revels in nature along the breakwater?

3. What does the preacher say is available to the living to spare them from this everlasting torment?

4. Why does Stephen exert enormous energy in filling his days with penitent devotion, zealous prayers, and rosary recitations?

5. What has Stephen been able to feel instead of love or hate?

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