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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 rumor about the five boys who ran away from Clongowes?
(a) They drank communion wine.
(b) They stole from the collection box.
(c) They went to sea.
(d) They spit in the holy water.

2. What do the older men Stephen walks with usually talk about?
(a) mostly of politics and family legends
(b) gambling and drinking
(c) religion and business
(d) Irish legends and music

3. Where does Stephen keep himself during the football game?
(a) on the fringes of his line
(b) on the bench
(c) In the thick of the action
(d) next to the prefect

4. Who does Stephen fantasize about marrying when he grows up?
(a) His mother
(b) Dante
(c) Margaret
(d) Eileen

5. What does Stephen do about new words he hears the adults use?
(a) makes a list but does not spell them correctly
(b) figures out their meanings
(c) interrupts conversation to ask their meanings
(d) tries to use them in his own conversation

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Stephen and Aubrey Mills formulate?

2. What scandalous suggestion is rumored about the five boys who ran away?

3. Where does Stephen imagine he will live when he gets married?

4. During table conversation, what is a local Catholic priest accused of?

5. Who suggests that Stephen broke his glasses himself in order to get out of his schoolwork?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the cynicism of Stephen revealed in his encounter with a statue?

2. What is Stephen's general impression of priests?

3. How does Stephen define art to Lynch?

4. How does Stephen try to help his family?

5. What is the extent of Stephen's knowledge of Parnell?

6. How does Stephen encounter the dean of studies?

7. Identify the symbolic passage of Stephen into his self-directed life course.

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

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

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

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