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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year did Joyce marry Nora?
(a) 1922.
(b) 1931.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1919.

2. Harriet Weaver and Ezra Pound told Joyce that Finnegan's Wake needed more ______________.
(a) Gloss.
(b) Characters.
(c) Depth.
(d) Metaphors.

3. Who did Joyce determine should write his biography?
(a) William Yeats.
(b) Ezra Pound.
(c) Herbert Gorman.
(d) Henry Miller.

4. What language did the Joyces speak among themselves?
(a) English.
(b) German.
(c) French.
(d) Italian.

5. By 1915, how many years had the Joyces spent in Trieste?
(a) 4.
(b) 11.
(c) 7.
(d) 20.

6. Why did many of Joyce's students pay him but not take lessons?
(a) Just to please their teachers.
(b) Just to give him financial support.
(c) Just to satisfy their parents.
(d) Just as a prank.

7. What issue still continued to haunt Joyce in 1915?
(a) Relationship problems.
(b) Financial problems.
(c) Health problems.
(d) Legal problems.

8. To what work did Joyce devote himself in 1915?
(a) Dubliners.
(b) Ulysses.
(c) Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
(d) Chamber Music.

9. In 1915, Joyce tried to publish _______________________ as a book rather than in excerpts.
(a) Ulysses.
(b) Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
(c) Dubliners.
(d) Chamber Music.

10. Whose husband committed suicide in 1929?
(a) Lucia's.
(b) Alice's.
(c) Harriet's.
(d) Eileen's.

11. During 1922, Joyce came up with the idea for ____________________.
(a) The Importance of Being Earnest.
(b) The Remains of the Day.
(c) Walden Pond.
(d) Finnegan's Wake.

12. What was Joyce's typical demeanor while with his children?
(a) Happy.
(b) Alienated.
(c) Boisterous.
(d) Sad.

13. Joyce had major health issues with which part of his body?
(a) Knees.
(b) Joints.
(c) Eyes.
(d) Heart.

14. Who was Valery Larbaud?
(a) French writer.
(b) French university president.
(c) French chef.
(d) French translator.

15. What did Ezra Pound send to Joyce in his diminished state?
(a) Books.
(b) Food.
(c) Used clothes.
(d) Cigarettes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who continued to support Joyce in the 1922-1923 period?

2. What play did Joyce produce?

3. Lucia was self conscious about an odd squint and __________________.

4. What grant did Joyce receive to help support his family?

5. Joyce had eye surgery in which city?

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