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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 name of the school Stephen next enrolls in?
(a) Dublin Polytechnic
(b) Belvedere
(c) Cleeves
(d) Byron Academy

2. When does Stephen feel happy?
(a) only when he sees the girl from the tram
(b) only when he is alone
(c) only when he has a sweet to eat
(d) only when he thinks of Mercedes

3. While onstage delivering his lines, who does Stephen see in the audience?
(a) his father with a strange woman
(b) Uncle Charles and Dante
(c) Father Arnall
(d) the girl from the tram

4. How does Stephen regulate the noise he hears in the refractory?
(a) shutting out sound by concentration on home
(b) putting beans in his ears
(c) closing and opening the flaps of his ears
(d) humming softly to himself

5. What job is given to Stephen?
(a) delivering newspapers
(b) unpacking boxes
(c) carrying messages
(d) doing laundry

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Stephen's hands when Father Dolan does not believe his glasses broke by accident?

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

3. After Blackrock, where does the family move?

4. What happens in Stephen's poem about the girl in the tram?

5. How do the boys see Stephen after he talks with the rector?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Father Arnall explain the purpose of the retreat?

2. Contrast the definitions of what it means to be Irish between Davin and Stephen.

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

4. Describe the sixteen-year-old Stephen's confession.

5. What is the evidence of stress on the family's having to move again?

6. What happens on Sundays in Blackrock?

7. What describes Stephen's deepening connection with literature?

8. How does Stephen view his friend, Davin?

9. At the beginning of the novel, what does Stephen remember?

10. How does Stephen define art to Lynch?

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