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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are some things Stephen remembers while contemplating his sins?

2. What interpretation does Stephen give to his dream and visions of beasts in the field?

3. How does Stephen feel about the Virgin?

4. What suddenly awakens in Stephen as he revels in nature along the breakwater?

5. What worries Stephen about his devotions?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on following your dreams. What might have happened to Stephen if he abandoned his dream of becoming an artist? From that perspective, write your essay on the importance of pursuing a career path that is ultimately fulfilling.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay stating your views of parochial education versus public school education. List in your essay the positives and negatives of each. End with your recommendations about education for young children.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about symbolism in literature. Refer to the bridge crossing of Stephen right after he saw the Christian brothers go across. Explain the symbolism of his making a life crossing at that moment that would lead him in a whole different direction.

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