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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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



2. After the punishment, what do the boys urge Stephen to do?



3. What does Stephen keep pasted inside his desk?



4. What is the purpose of the trip that causes Stephen's father to sip from his flask?



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



Short Essay Questions

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



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



3. Why does the rector come into Stephen's classroom?



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



5. Briefly describe the argument between Dante and Mr. Casey.



6. Explain the effort Stephen puts in to remain pious.



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



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



9. Explain Stephen's feelings about his sinful nature.



10. Classify Stephen as a university student.



Essay Topics

Write an essay on decision making. The symbolism of Stephen's pacing back and forth between the chapel and Byron's pub is his crossroads decision to return to the church and become a priest or give in to his desire to become an artist. In your essay discuss both the rational and emotional elements involved in decision making process.

Write an essay on the subject of bullying. The boy named Wells is a good example of student bullying. Father Dolan is an example of adult to child bullying. In your essay discuss the harmful effects of bullying on the victims and also the perpetrators.

Write an essay on reversal of fortune. In your essay discuss ways people can cope with losing everything they own and starting over. Mention the difference between young people and older people when financial calamity occurs.

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