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

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

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

4. What gives Stephen a second clue that all is not well financially with the family?
(a) His mother takes in laundry.
(b) His father sells the automobile.
(c) He notices slight changes around the house.
(d) He does not get new clothes.

5. Who suggests that Stephen broke his glasses himself in order to get out of his schoolwork?
(a) Father Dolan
(b) the bully Wells
(c) Tusker Boyle
(d) Father Arnall

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Stephen and his father go at night by rail?

2. What does Heron claim Lord Byron to be?

3. After what does Stephen model his poem titles in his notebook?

4. Who does Stephen know for sure is in the audience for a play he is in at school?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the sights and sounds that accompany Stephen's walk to the university in the mornings?

2. Explain how the sermons during the retreat affect Stephen.

3. Explain something of the longing that Stephen feels even from an early age.

4. What is the reaction of the students after Stephen goes to see the rector?

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

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

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

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

9. Discuss briefly Stephen's inner conflict.

10. Describe Stephen's first encounter with the girl on the tram.

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