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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the newspaper Joyce wanted to start?
(a) The Shamrock.
(b) The Standard.
(c) The Goblin.
(d) The Dubliner.

2. What novel did Joyce begin to write in 1904?
(a) Cheri and The Last of Cheri.
(b) From Here to Eternity.
(c) For Whom the Bell Tolls.
(d) Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

3. Which of the following is NOT true about Joyce's younger brother?
(a) He was blunt.
(b) He was artistic.
(c) He was determined.
(d) He was athletic.

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

5. What was always an important source of inspiration for Joyce's literary works?
(a) Family.
(b) Politics.
(c) Education.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Joyce go to college?

2. Which book of Joyce's was published in 1907 but for which he received no money?

3. The Joyces moved in with which family in Trieste?

4. Why had Joyce and Nora not yet married?

5. Which writer began to help Joyce with publishing his work?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Ellmann think were some of the inspirations for Joyce's novel ULYSSES?

2. What was always an important source of inspiration for Joyce's writing?

3. When was Joyce born and who had a strong influence on him as a boy?

4. What bad luck awaited Joyce when he went to Trieste for a position at a Berlitz school?

5. How did Joyce's professional relationship with Yeats begin?

6. What type of writing did Joyce find interesting at this time and which author even sent Joyce a letter?

7. Who was the publisher who wanted to publish DUBLINERS and what change did he require that offended Joyce?

8. What was the source of a major break between Joyce and Nora in 1909 and what happened after he and Nora reconciled?

9. What role did Stanislaus play in Joyce's life in 1905-1906?

10. What was Joyce's relationship like with his father and how many siblings did Joyce have?

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