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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the cause of the death of Joyce's brother?
(a) Typhoid Fever.
(b) Malaria.
(c) Boating accident.
(d) Fire.

2. Joyce could not attend school in the city in #25 because the school wants the fees right away and __________________.
(a) He is not a French citizen.
(b) He is too young.
(c) He does not have the academic credits.
(d) His French is not good enough.

3. Who was Joyce's younger brother?
(a) Paul.
(b) Stanislaus.
(c) Miguel.
(d) Daniel.

4. Where did Joyce consider moving his family when he lost his job in Rome?
(a) Monte Carlo.
(b) Marseille.
(c) Lisbon.
(d) London.

5. Who was Joyce's father?
(a) Sean.
(b) James.
(c) Patrick.
(d) Michael.

6. Which one of Joyce's siblings worked with him at the school in Trieste?
(a) Charles.
(b) Sean.
(c) George.
(d) Stanislaus.

7. Who was Joyce's boss in the city in #41?
(a) Adam.
(b) Giuseppe.
(c) Francini.
(d) Gregor.

8. What religion did the Joyce family practice?
(a) Episcopalian.
(b) Catholicism.
(c) Baptist.
(d) Judaism.

9. What preparatory school did Joyce and his younger brother attend?
(a) St. Martin's.
(b) Althorp.
(c) Windermere.
(d) Belvedere.

10. Joyce briefly considered a career in _______________.
(a) Theater.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Religion.
(d) Music.

11. Which writer wrote to Joyce asking for some of Joyce's work to be included in an anthology?
(a) Henry David Thoreau.
(b) William Yeats.
(c) Ernest Hemingway.
(d) Ezra Pound.

12. How many mortgages did Joyce's father have to take out to support his family?
(a) 21.
(b) 2.
(c) 11.
(d) 3.

13. Why had Joyce and Nora not yet married?
(a) They didn't have the money for a wedding.
(b) Joyce did not want to get married.
(c) Nora was not sure she loved him.
(d) They wanted to rebel against society.

14. Who was the London acquaintance who helped Joyce search for jobs?
(a) Miss O'Hara.
(b) Miss Galloway.
(c) Miss Sloane.
(d) Miss Gilfrod.

15. School records show that Joyce was punished for ______________________.
(a) Fighting.
(b) Vulgar language.
(c) Cheating.
(d) Being late.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what disease did Joyce's mother die?

2. Joyce was assured that he had a job waiting for him in which Italian city?

3. Where did Joyce and Nora live in 1904?

4. Who was the publisher who agreed to print DUBLINERS?

5. What did Joyce do to earn extra money?

(see the answer keys)

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