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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What grant did Joyce receive to help support his family?
(a) Edinburgh Scholars grant.
(b) Irish Heritage grant.
(c) Civil List grant.
(d) Universita Italia grant.

3. Which of the following was NOT true about Joyce in 1929?
(a) He was almost blind.
(b) He weighed 112 pounds.
(c) He had bad teeth.
(d) He was bedridden.

4. Lucia was self conscious about an odd squint and __________________.
(a) Crooked teeth.
(b) A long neck.
(c) A scar.
(d) Lopsided ears.

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

6. Who did Joyce attempt to seduce when Nora was on vacation?
(a) The nanny.
(b) His physician.
(c) The maid.
(d) His attorney.

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

8. Which actor in the play in #97 brought a lawsuit against Joyce?
(a) Harold Morrison.
(b) Sean Grady.
(c) Avery Galloway.
(d) Henry Carr.

9. How many people showed up for the first reading of ULYSSES?
(a) 30.
(b) 500.
(c) 250.
(d) 20.

10. In 1923, Giorgio got a job as a _________________.
(a) Clerk.
(b) Chef.
(c) Banker.
(d) Sculptor.

11. Which one of his works did Joyce work to translate into French in 1920?
(a) Ulysses.
(b) Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
(c) Exiles.
(d) Dubliners.

12. What grant did Joyce receive that helped the family financially for awhile?
(a) Dublin University grant.
(b) Trieste Arts Council grant.
(c) Irish Republic grant.
(d) Royal Literature Fund grant.

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

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

15. Who became Joyce's unpaid secretary?
(a) David Sloane.
(b) Paul Leon.
(c) Richard Galloway.
(d) Miguel Vasquez.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the magazine burned by post office censors for featuring some of Joyce's work?

2. What did Joyce read to get inspiration for his writing in 1918?

3. How did Joyce feel about Zurich in 1915?

4. The reactions of Joyce's friends to his first drafts of ULYSSES were ___________________.

5. By 1918, Giorgio excelled at singing and ________________.

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