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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. What was the profession of the man in #88?
(a) Editor.
(b) Sculptor.
(c) Composer.
(d) Artist.

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

5. What job did Joyce do when the family returned to Trieste in 1919?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Politician.
(c) Chef.
(d) Designer.

6. Which one of Joyce's works appeared in the magazine in #112?
(a) Dubliners.
(b) Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
(c) Chamber Music.
(d) Ulysses.

7. With whom did the Joyce family share an apartment?
(a) Edward Sloane.
(b) Philipp Janach.
(c) Marcus Garibaldi.
(d) Steven Donnely.

8. In what city did Joyce and Nora marry?
(a) Trieste.
(b) Paris.
(c) Dublin.
(d) London.

9. What was Charlotte Sauermann's profession?
(a) Dramatist.
(b) Chef.
(c) Editor.
(d) Soprano.

10. Who sent the Joyces some money to help them for a bit?
(a) Nora's sister.
(b) Joyce's father.
(c) Nora's uncle.
(d) Joyce's uncle.

11. 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.

12. Which noted psychiatrist wrote a disparaging letter to Joyce?
(a) Alfred Adler.
(b) David A. Halperin.
(c) Sigmund Freud.
(d) Carl Jung.

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

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

15. A man named __________________ wanted to publish FINNEGAN'S WAKE in serial form.
(a) Jolas.
(b) Morgan.
(c) Rivera.
(d) Sloane.

Short Answer Questions

1. By 1915, how many years had the Joyces spent in Trieste?

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

3. What pursuit did Giorgio enjoy?

4. What language did the Joyces speak among themselves?

5. Who did Joyce attempt to seduce when Nora was on vacation?

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