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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Stephen do after running in ecstasy along the beach?
2. What is it about his mother that really bothers Stephen when the subject of the university comes up?
3. How does Stephen begin to see his mother's faith?
4. What do the sermons do for Stephen?
5. How does Stephen react to the announcement of the rector?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 obsessions. At age sixteen, Stephen's obsession was sex. However, people become obsessed by many other thing--making money, playing video games, drinking and partying, just to name a few. In your essay discuss how people get caught up in certain obsessions and how they tend to put themselves in situations where they can satisfy those desires.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay entitled, "Why James Joyce is Still Cool." This essay will center around the idea that Joyce's works are as relevant today as they were when they were written. It will also include his fresh approach to writing that makes the reader not want to put the book down. Some mention should also be included about the characters in his novels and what makes them cool as well.
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