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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. The Joyces moved in with which family in Trieste?
(a) Sabatino.
(b) Rinaldo.
(c) Francini.
(d) Ferraro.

2. Where did the Joyces move when World War I broke out?
(a) America.
(b) Africa.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) Austria.

3. Who was Joyce's boss in the city in #41?
(a) Giuseppe.
(b) Adam.
(c) Gregor.
(d) Francini.

4. Which one of Joyce's siblings worked with him at the school in Trieste?
(a) Stanislaus.
(b) George.
(c) Charles.
(d) Sean.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT true about Joyce's younger brother?

2. Who was the publisher who agreed to print DUBLINERS?

3. Joyce is a name of ________________ origin.

4. Joyce had a falling out with his old friend and replaced him with ____________________.

5. When was Joyce's birthday?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the impetus that pushed Joyce to finally marry Nora?

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

4. What was Joyce's frame of mind upon the return to Zurich?

5. When did Joyce meet Nora Barnacle and what was she like?

6. What health problems plagued Joyce during this period and what new work did he envision?

7. How did Ezra Pound help Joyce during this period of his life?

8. What did Joyce have to do when a man in the U.S. pirated ULYSSES?

9. What play did Joyce produce and what problem did he have with the lead actor?

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

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