James Joyce Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who was the publisher who took on Ulysses in book form?

3. What was Joyce's typical demeanor while with his children?

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

5. Who was Valery Larbaud?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were ULYSSES and EXILES received differently at this point in time?

2. What efforts did Joyce make during this period to get some of his work published?

3. How did Joyce perceive Trieste upon his return in 1919?

4. Where did Joyce move his family after Harriet Weaver sent some money?

5. What was Joyce's demeanor upon his move to Paris and what help did he continue to receive from friends?

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

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

8. Who agrees to publish Joyce's EXILES and ULYSSES in spite of mediocre reviews by Joyce's fellow writers?

9. How long had the Joyces been in Trieste in 1915 and what was Joyce's life like at this point?

10. Describe Joyce's interactions with his family in the 1929-1932 timeframe.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the impact that Joyce's childhood had on him as an adult. What did it mean to be the son of a poor man in late 19th century Ireland? With what stigmas did Joyce live for his entire life? How did Joyce use his childhood experiences to create his life's work?

Essay Topic 2

Substance abuse seemed to be an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive was the abuse? Why did it have such a prevalent place in Joyce's life? How did it affect him? How did it affect those impacted by Joyce's abuse? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 3

The theme of struggling with personal identity is an important one in this book. Describe how it extends through setting, characters and issues and provide examples for each.

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