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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. From what disease did Joyce's mother die?
(a) Heart disease.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Tuberculosis.
(d) Lead poisoning.

2. Why did Joyce eventually return home from Paris?
(a) His mother was ill.
(b) He was homesick.
(c) He wanted to run for public office.
(d) He wanted to teach in Ireland.

3. Who was the main character in the novel in #32?
(a) David Trimble.
(b) Michael Collins.
(c) John Paulus.
(d) Stephen Hero.

4. Where did Joyce go to college?
(a) Oxford University.
(b) Griffith College.
(c) University College.
(d) Trinity College.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of Joyce's siblings worked with him at the school in Trieste?

2. Where did Joyce consider moving his family when he lost his job in Rome?

3. When was Joyce's birthday?

4. Joyce briefly considered a career in _______________.

5. Joyce could not attend school in the city in #25 because the school wants the fees right away and __________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Joyce like as a college student at University College in Dublin?

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

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

5. What two major forces occurred for Joyce during this disgruntled period in his life?

6. How was Joyce perceived in the literary community in Dublin in 1902?

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

8. Describe Joyce's father, John's, young life in Ireland.

9. What was Joyce like as a young child in school and for what was he frequently punished?

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

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