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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the first occasion for Stephen to return home from school?
(a) his sister's wedding
(b) Christmas holidays
(c) his father's heart attack
(d) a relapse of his illness

2. What does Stephen pretend not to notice when his mother says goodbye to him at school?
(a) that she was going to cry
(b) that she wore too much perfume
(c) that she was in a hurry to leave
(d) that her hat was on backwards

3. How does Stephen follow the adult conversation at Christmas?
(a) He takes in everything and understands.
(b) He does not understand fully what they talk about.
(c) He begins to formulate new political ideas.
(d) He wonders why adults like to talk so much.

4. After the punishment, what do the boys urge Stephen to do?
(a) run away from the school
(b) call the police
(c) visit the rector
(d) put tacks in Father Dolan's chair

5. What do Stephen and Aubrey Mills formulate?
(a) a blood brother pact
(b) ways to meet girls
(c) imaginary adventures
(d) a team to make money

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heron claim Lord Byron to be?

2. What do the older men Stephen walks with usually talk about?

3. What goes through Stephen's mind about the beautiful girl at the party?

4. What job is given to Stephen?

5. What do the boys at school tease Stephen about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the conflict in Stephen as he leaves the director's office.

2. Tell about the punishment Father Dolan gives Fleming in the classroom.

3. What are some of the specifics Stephen is troubled by from his past life?

4. Mention something about the antagonism Stephen forms toward his mother.

5. Detail Stephen's experience at acting in a play at school.

6. Explain the inconsistency of Stephens' devotion to his mother and his plans for his own future.

7. Relate Mr. Casey's account of an argument with a lady.

8. Classify Stephen as a university student.

9. Tell how Stephen begins to look at his country in a different way.

10. Explain how the priest introduces the subject of hell.

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