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. In 1923, Giorgio got a job as a _________________.

2. What did Ezra Pound send to Joyce in his diminished state?

3. Who did Joyce attempt to seduce when Nora was on vacation?

4. Whose husband committed suicide in 1929?

5. Joyce had eye surgery in which city?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How was ULYSSES prepared for publication and who refused to read it?

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

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

5. What health problems did Joyce have to manage during this time?

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

7. Who was the French writer introduced to Joyce in the 1921-1922 period?

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

9. Which of Joyce's works are banned during this period?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Discuss the cultural climate in Europe in the early 20th century and why Joyce's work did not always meet with approval? How did perception of his work change as the years passed? What was the reception of Joyce's work in America? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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

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