James Joyce Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What grant did Joyce receive to help support his family?

2. Lucia was self conscious about an odd squint and __________________.

3. In what year did Joyce marry Nora?

4. Why did printers refuse to publish PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN?

5. What play did Joyce produce?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Joyce was befriended by some of the most famous literary talents in the world such as Ezra Pound and W.B. Yeats. Select one of Joyce's literary friends and compare and contrast his/her life and work to Joyce's.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the book's title. Why does the author call it simply JAMES JOYCE? What was he trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

Essay Topic 3

It has been said that James may have suffered from mental illness in his lifetime, thus his propensity for creating brilliant work. Explain whether or not you think any mental illness shaped Joyce's life and work.

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