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A STEP BEYOND

TESTS AND ANSWERS

TEST 2

_____ 1. As a schoolboy, Stephen is puzzled by

I. where the universe ends
II. who his father is
III. what politics mean

A. I only
B. I and II only
C. I, II, and III

_____ 2. Stephen pours his emotions into a poem after the

I. Christmas dinner
II. tram ride with E. C.
III. trip to Cork with his father

A. I and II only
B. II and III only
C. I, II, and III

_____ 3. Stephen and his father go to Cork for the purpose of

A. having a holiday together
B. selling the remaining family property
C. visiting his father's old friends


_____ 4. The word "foetus" carved on the anatomy theater desk startles Stephen because

A. he suspects his father may have carved it
B. it expresses his latent sexual longings
C. it suggests a world of science alien to him

_____ 5. The mutton stew Stephen's belly craves refers to his

A. earthy life in the brothels
B. family's poverty
C. favorite Irish dish

_____ 6. The main theme of Father Arnall's sermons is the

A. life of St. Francis Xavier
B. fall of Adam and Eve
C. "four last things"

_____ 7. The "old sow that eats her farrow" is

A. Ireland
B. the Church
C. Woman

_____ 8. Stephen echoes Lucifer when he asserts:

A. "Non serviam."
B. "I am not afraid to make a mistake."
C. "Welcome, O life!"

_____ 9. The symbol of Stephen's vocation as an artist is the

A. flight of the swallows
B. girl on the beach
C. temptress of the villanelle

_____ 10. An important theme in the book is the

I. temptations of the flesh
II. dullness of Dublin
III. effect of education on friendship

A. I only
B. I and II only
C. I and III only

11. Compare the roles of Davin, MacCann, and Cranly in Stephen's life.

12. Discuss Stephen's relationship with his mother.

13. Discuss the importance of words and wordplay for Stephen.

14. What is the symbolic role of the girl on the beach in Chapter Five?

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