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

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This test 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

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the idea of love at first sight. Use Stephen's early encounter with the girl on the tram as a starting point. Express your opinion about the concept of love at first sight. Include an example from modern day experience.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on political and religious bigotry. Explain in your essay how stubbornly held biases are divisive and foster hate and mistrust. Discuss how it is possible for people with different political and religious views to live peacefully together.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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